Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, responded Tuesday to widespread criticism that Democrats only garnered the 60 votes needed to defeat Republican stalling tactics on the health reform bill by catering to self-interest, saying Democrats are focusing on the big picture; "trying to cross a demarcation line."Just a piffle really. Hardly worth calling bribery. Just your normal run of the mill D.C. "you kiss my ass I'll kiss yours" wheeling and dealing. I'll take what's behind door number 3 Harry. Aw... I'm sorry Tom, it wasn't a new hospital or a lifetime supply of viagra... I'm afraid you've won a 2010 defeat, but we're also giving you - courtesy of Nancy Pelosi - a year's supply of...
Harkin dismissed deals dubbed vote-buying by GOP senators as "small stuff" that distracted Americans from the primary focus of the overhaul bill.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Harkin: Dems Focused on Health Reform Big Picture