Harry Reid wants to get health care done by Christmas, so much so that there’s a push to “ping-pong” his Manager’s amendment over to the House and dispense with conference. He won’t tell the public what’s in his Manager’s amendment, but the insurance companies have evidently seen it and they’re declaring “we win.” But nonetheless, it’s imperative they get this passed quickly, you know.
Reid announced that the Senate would be working weekends in order to do that.
But, looks like after asking everyone clear their weekends, Harry Reid has something more important to do this weekend, according to the Note:
It turns out Reid has a 1,000 plus per plate fundraiser scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans, according to one local paper, which also reports that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, a key swing moderate in the health care debate, will also be in attendance.
Reid’s flim-flamming arrogance is infuriating. He thinks his power as Majority Leader is to be used for nothing better than his own personal advancement. He won’t use it to push Joe Lieberman and Blanche Lincoln, but campaign cash? The whole country can wait!