She started off on the wrong foot by saying that impeachment was off the table before she even took office.
SCHIP was vetoed twice after having passed with majorities almost close enough to be veto proof, two votes the first time, and three votes the second time. Instead of gaining the two votes necessary to overcome the first veto, she lost a vote the second time around. Past Majority Leaders must be twirling in their graves. The one thing you do not do as majority leader is call for a vote the second time when you have lost ground. I suppose she could say that she didn’t know she was going to lose the second time around and by three vote instead of two, at that.
How many other votes has she lost because she can’t count? I don’t know, but I do know that she should be doing better than she is. Its past time to start looking around for a replacement. For crying out loud, she hasn’t even managed to stop the war in Iraq when all it takes is a majority vote to turn off the money spigot. And, that can be done without withdrawing support of the troops. In other words she could withhold new money and still support the troops with what money has already been appropriated. There is enough there to bring the troops home without pouring more money down the drain. We voted to assure her that she would have a majority, but she has done nothing but waste it.
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Now, the question is who is there that could replace her as Majority Leader. Let me hear from you, who is your choice of a progressive Congressman who could be Majority Leader?