Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday at the White House . . . carrots and sticks

Obamacare seems stalled in the U.S. Senate.  So far, Harry Reid, has failed to secure the 60 votes needed to force his healthcare "reform" bill to a vote.  So now, it seems, the big gun has beckoned all 60 members of the Senate's Democratic caucus to a meeting at the White House.  (Link here.)

Why?  To pull out all the stops, of course.  To do everything possible to gain a "victory" on this issue.  In true Chicagoland style, Barack Obama, most assuredly, stands ready to threaten dire political consequences to any Democrat who dares oppose him when the final vote is held.  But, much more important that the threatened "sticks" will be the billions of dollars in "carrots" - the unspent "stimulus" money that Obama to particular states in exchange for Senators' votes.

Keep a watchful eye on the Democrats this week.  Listen to what they say but be sure to keep tabs on their bank accounts.

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