For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the Gutless Gang of Eight!
They unanimously voted with their entire party against President Obama's stimulus bill in February, and did so again in April opposing the President's debt-laden 2010 budget. Yet these eight Republican House members broke ranks on Friday, awarding victory to the Democrats in narrowly passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)...The best thing for Republicans in Obama-supporting districts would be to break the President's string of legislative victories and start saddling him with highly-publicized losses. With healthcare reform apparently losing moderate Democratic support thanks to the price tag, an ACES defeat Friday could have given Republicans some much-needed momentum heading into this next crucial legislative battle.