Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama's stimulus passes...

without any GOP votes in the House.


Simple: the Republicans left in the House represent heavily Republican districts. Nearly every Republican representing a marginal House district lost in either 2006 or 2008.

Therefore, voting against the stimulus was the right vote. Voting for it can open up these House members to a primary challenge--virtually the only way they could lose their seats.

Expect more defections among Republicans in the Senate, given the nature of their more heterogenous constituencies.

No comments: