Hello!!! Everyone was saying that from the GIT GO!!! Why has it taken so long for the White House and even members of congress to get it? The Republican Party is not going to be an honest broker about anything with the name OBAMA attached. Can we put this to bed and say we won't deal with the Republicans going forward? Geez, dumber than a box of rocks? You think?
"As I look back it was a waste of time dealing with [Snowe]," Reid is quoted as saying in a forthcoming New York Times Magazine piece, "because she had no intention of ever working anything out."
That's a harsh but understandable assessment. The White House was banking on Snowe's support for months, both as a means of securing conservative Democrats' support for the bill, and as a failsafe, in case Reid came up short on votes in the Democratic caucus. But after supporting the Senate Finance Committee's reform proposal, Snowe was hesitant to support major changes to the legislation, which Reid needed to make to keep the progressive wing of his caucus from defecting.