September 4, 2009

THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM IN ACTION:

Pelosi ally Murtha wouldn't support health bills (Susan Crabtree - 09/04/09, The Hill)

One of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) closest allies has said he wouldn’t vote for any version of the healthcare bill under consideration right now and predicted Congress wouldn’t pass legislation until early next year.

Dem: Obama hasn't led on healthcare (Eric Zimmermann, 09/04/09, The Hill)
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said Obama has been sitting out the healthcare fight in August.

"We've been in a scrap through the month of August, but we really haven't had presidential leadership in the way we need it most," Weiner told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow last night.

Weiner has previously threatened that up to 100 Democrats would vote against legislation that doesn't include a so-called public option.

The New York Democrat told Maddow that Obama's should use his address to Congress next week to demand a government plan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 4, 2009 2:38 PM
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