Evidence is mounting that the Democrats are getting desperate as the White House is reportedly telling Harry Reid to "cut a deal" with Sen. Joe Lieberman.
The White House is encouraging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to cut a deal with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), which would mean eliminating the proposed Medicare expansion in the health reform bill, according to an official close to the negotiations.
But Reid is described as so frustrated with Lieberman that he is not ready to sacrifice a key element of the health care bill, and first wants to see the Congressional Budget Office cost analysis of the Medicare buy-in. The analysis is expected early this week.
"There is a weariness and a lot of frustration that one person is holding up the will of 59 others," the official said. “There is still too much anger and confusion at one particular senator’s reversal.”
[Audible 'ahh' here.]
Now, President Obama apears to be showing his desperation as well by inviting all 60 Democrat senators to the White House tomorrow:
President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats at the White House Tuesday to press for action at a make-or-break moment for his health care overhaul.
All 60 members of the Democratic caucus have been invited, according to three Democratic officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet public.
Sounds like poor Joe's gonna get a Chicago-style beat down. [We wonder if the SEIU will be invited to the meeting.]
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