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  •  Apparently VP Biden got an earful. (3+ / 0-)

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    House Democrats convened Monday afternoon in an underground conference room in the Capitol Visitor's Center to hear Vice President Joe Biden explain the debt limit deal he helped broker with Congressional Republicans, and to vent to reporters in the strongest possible terms about the deal many of them are being asked to consider supporting.....He must've gotten an earful. The meeting, scheduled to last an hour, dragged on for over two. During that stretch, a steady trickle of Dems, entering and exiting, stopped to complain about the legislation, and the extent to which they'd been closed out of the process of crafting it.

    The bill, according to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) pits "our conscience versus our President.... It's like a Trojan Horse, with Scylla and Charybdis inside."

    Biden tried to convince them that this will be a turning point.

    Yes, Joe, it is a turning point. but not the one you imagine.

    Asked if the votes will be there at the end of the night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) played coy. "You'll have to ask the Speaker," she said. "He has the majority."

    "Say little; do much." (Pirkei Avot: 1:15)

    by hester on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 01:56:03 PM PDT

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