In a post this morning he casts a suspicious eye on the backroom deals (hello, C-SPAN?) being thrown in wavering Democrats’ direction to secure their votes (or non-votes as the case may be) for the Stalinization of Health Care Act of 2010, and wonders where the press is on all this:
These special dispensations will present themselves in the course of the coming months, but we will probably never have a full picture of what they involve, and what it really took to get “no” votes from last time to switch (assuming any actually do so, of course.) We won’t know, that is, unless political reporters stop covering this week as though it involves a wonky substantive debate among House Democrats and started asking the Speaker and any members who change their votes about just what the “persuasion” process has involved.
Why, one might ask, are Democrats learning the lesson Ben Nelson figured out a bit too late? Could be because nobody’s yet holding them to account for their slimy underhanded ways. Perhaps we should change that.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)