Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thune: "Air coming out" of stimulus balloon

So much for ideological and practical consensus on Obama's stimulus proposal.

Republican Senators are sticking to their guns; Democratic Senators are sticking to their... well, they don't own guns; so let's say they're sticking to their keyless entry systems.

South Dakota Senator John Thune:

"The air is coming out of that balloon. To attract Republicans, they lose Democrats. It is a very difficult needle to thread. They are discovering that the goal [of an 80-vote majority] is unrealistic. He got so much push-back from his own people."