Thursday, February 12, 2009

Democratic unity

One of the aspects of the stimulus debate in the Senate that I'm a bit surprised hasn't gotten more attention is the fact that it has gotten unanimous support from Democrats. That's not really a given, with Mary Landrieaux from La., the two Senators from Arkansas, who have been known to buck the party, along with both Nelsons (FL and NE) sometimes only nominally in the Democratic column. And, let's give credit where credit is due, Joe Lieberman has voted with the Dems as well; again, not a given with his performance during the recent campaign. And of course historically, Democratic unity has not always been forthcoming. If this blog did research it might be able to show whether any Democratic senators went against President Clinton's own, much smaller, stimulus bill in 1993. Off the top of my head, I'd guess he didn't get all of them.

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