Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) is on Fox at the moment describing what’s coming next in the Senate. And with all due respect he’s just not telling the truth, to put it generously. There’s no other way to describe it. He’s claiming that Republicans are going to do everything they can to improve the bill, not just gum things up. Now, ‘improvement’ is inherently subjective. Improvement in his eyes would mean dramatically changing the legislation. But this is a case where there’s no ambiguity. In the simplest, most direct sense that’s simply not what they’re trying to do. Republicans are going to do everything in their power to prevent the Democrats from doing things like taking out the “Cornhusker Kickback” and all the rest of the unpopular stuff. This isn’t an opinion. That’s what they’re trying to do. It is transparently political. They want to keep that stuff in the bill so they can blame it on the Democrats and run against it.
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