Dear Harry Reid - Watch and Learn
Nancy Pelosi shows the Senate how's it done. She used their own tricks against them, and forced the GOPers into a floor vote.
Using a wily procedural maneuver to tie Republican hands, House Democrats managed to pass, by a vote of 234-188, legislation that will allow the Bush tax cuts benefiting only the wealthiest Americans to expire.Defectors on both sides:
The Republicans whoIn other words mostly sour grapes Blue Dogs. And of course, the House minority leader was not pleased at being outmanuvered. Incensed by Pelosi's brilliant procedural blockade of his obstructionism, Boehner called it chicken crap. Which the media merrily reported without a single cluck about the impropriety of such language on the House floor.
opposedvoted for the bill were Reps. Walter Jones Jr. (N.C.), Ron Paul (Texas) and John Duncan (Tenn.). Several Democrats who hail from wealthier districts as well as a number of Democrats who lost on Nov. 2 were among the defectors.