As I said they would last week, House Democrats are now bowing to reality and are preparing to swallow the Obama-GOP deal to extend all the Bush tax cuts, even for greedy rich people.
Forcing taxes to rise on everyone as a 2010 Christmas present to the country would have resulted in Republican majority status until the year 2135, experts predicted.
Anyway, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a member of the House Democratic leadership, told Fox News yesterday that the deal abides. “We’re not going to hold this thing up at the end of the day,” he said.
The Dems will pull some stunts during the day, before we get to the end of the day, but the agreement will change basically not at all.
And yes, that was a Big Lebowski reference.
Also a good piece today in POLITICO related to Obama’s growing triangulation strategy, featuring personal calls by Obama to incoming House committee chairmen and meetings for the newly powerful Republicans with Biden and others.