Drudge Report today:
GOP senator threatens filibuster of debt deal... Dem rep calls pact 'Satan Sandwich'... Conyers: People should march on WH... Boehner rallies his troops... 'It's all spending cuts'... Pelosi balks...
"I am concerned about this because we don't know the details. And until we see the details, we're going to be extremely non-committed but on the surface it looks like a Satan sandwich," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) said on MSNBC.
(CNN)– Sen. Mike Lee of Utah told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Sunday night that he will filibuster Monday's Senate vote.
Breaking a filibuster would require sixty votes in the Senate.
Washington (CNN) - The American people do not want Republicans to compromise on their opposition to any form of tax increase as part of a deficit reduction deal being negotiated with Democrats, veteran Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Sunday.
“The principle of not raising taxes is something that we campaigned on last November and the results of the election was the American people don’t want their taxes raised and they wanted us to cut spending,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “They don’t want compromise.”
|Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak Original Article|
|Liberals are already licking their wounds from the debt ceiling debate, wondering how it is that Republicans managed to get Democrats to abandon tax increases and shift the terms to spending cuts and entitlement reforms. Though there are many conservatives who are critical of the bill that House Speaker John Boehner passed, and worried about splits within the Tea Party, the fact is that the left feels it lost the deal as well as the debate. The left did lose–or, more precisely, it lost more than conservatives did–partly because it has failed to confront economic and financial reality.|