For John, BLUF: Do you think the Democrats are that confident of victory in November, that they can afford to rub Republican noses in the dirt? Nothing to see here; just move along.
The lede plus three:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her esteemed counterpart in the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer, are declaring the spending bill rushed through by Republicans this week as “a victory.”Frankly, this is just tacky. And, it is unlikely to engender future cooperation. I am thinking that at this rate the Democrats need to win Yuge in November, so they can override any potential Presidential Veto.
“The distinguished leader has clearly put forth many of the priorities that we’re very proud of in a bill that’s one yard high,” Pelosi said of House Speaker Paul Ryan at a joint press conference with Schumer on Thursday.
“It’s one yard high,” Pelosi repeated, referring to the stack of documents that make up the legislation. “About half of it is the bill, a quarter of it is earmarks, and another quarter are report language.”
Pelosi skewered Republican House leaders for sidestepping the normal process for moving the legislation, alleging the goal was to rush it through before folks realize what’s in it.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff