Dems Turn on Each Other as the Wheels Come Off

by Dave Blount | January 28, 2010 12:16 pm

While those Dems who managed to remain conscious during the Moonbat Messiah’s State of Confusion blabathon clapped and simpered, here’s[1] what’s going on behind the scenes of their disintegrating party:

The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi and her allies believe Obama’s reluctance to stake his political capital on health care reform in mid-2009 contributed to the near collapse of negotiations now[2].

But sources say there are also signs of strain between Reid and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and relations between Democrats in the House and Democrats in the Senate are hovering between thinly veiled disdain and outright hostility.

In a display of contempt unfathomable in the feel-good days after Obama’s Inauguration, freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) stood up at a meeting with Pelosi last week to declare: “Reid is done; he’s going to lose” in November, according to three people who were in the room.

Titus denied Tuesday evening that she had singled out Reid, but she acknowledged that she said Democrats would be “f–-ed” if they failed to heed the lessons of Massachusetts, where Republican Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat last week[3].

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), a Pelosi ally, took his shots at the Senate on Fox radio Tuesday, describing the Senate as the “House of Lords” and accusing senators of failing to “understand that those of us that go out there every two years stay in touch with the American people.”

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters the legislative process in the Senate is “broken”[4] — prompting Reid to later quip: “I could give you a few comments on how I feel about the House.”

Politico quotes “a Democratic insider close to the House leaders”:

[T]he White House political operation is a disaster. Everybody, including the White House, is acknowledging that.

As for Chairman Zero’s pathologically egotistical assertion that Dems will avoid 1994-style retaliation from outraged voters because “the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me,” Blue Dog Marion Berry says,

We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.

If Berry thought it would make any positive difference, he probably wouldn’t be retiring[5].

Thanks for the laughs, Dems. But no thanks for the massive wreckage we’ll have to clean up — not to mention the runaway entitlements that will somehow need to be dismantled if we’re to save the country from bankruptcy.

Last night some simpered, others snored. Via Cristy Li[6].

On a tip from Edward. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[7].

  1. here’s:
  2. near collapse of negotiations now:
  3. Republican Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat last week:
  4. told reporters the legislative process in the Senate is “broken”:
  5. retiring:
  6. Cristy Li:
  7. Moonbattery:

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