A few days ago I did a post that suggested the Republican House Leadership was boasting of doing a ‘Massive’ spending bill….
I pointed out in my comments how dumb that was because of various reasons…..Principally because even in the House?…Moderate Republicans are begging to dig in their heels and NOT go along with things that will cause them to lose their jobs in next years Midterm elections…Conservatives in safe districts don’t have that problem…
So guess what?
Republicans are gonna have to hold their noses and buddy up with Democrats to counter the Conservatives IN THEIR OWN party…..
After launching a whipping operation Monday night to gauge interest in voting on the full spate of spending bills, GOP leaders walked away with a tally of dozens of Republican lawmakers who said they couldn’t commit — as well as several hard “no’s” — to voting for the partisan bundle of 12 bills, according to Republican lawmakers and aides.
The survey underscored GOP leadership’s ongoing difficulty in appeasing the party’s most fiscally conservative wing while still holding onto support from moderates, and serves as a reminder that ideological differences within the House Republican conference are likely to force the majority to continue making deals with Democrats to keep the government funded.
The initial vote count was so dismal, in fact, that Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) told Republican lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning that the tally set a record for the most “undecided” responses, according to people who were in the room…..Share on Facebook