Six senators called for a seventy day hold on voting on health care reform legislation today. Each of these senators has raised at least $1 million from the health and insurance sectors over their careers.
Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe lost a huge amount of power yesterday. The battle to get to 60 votes was focused primarily on them, but now the focus will be on moderate Democrats rather than moderate Republicans.
When new revelations emerge, the Republicans' credibility takes new hits. That's why GQ's reporting on Rumsfeld is damning to Susan Collins, who spearheaded the Senate's sham investigation of the Katrina disaster.
"The Republican Party has traditionally been the pro-swine party," said GOP strategist Karl Rove on Fox News. "This is a moment in our history when everyone must ask themselves: Are you with the pigs, or are you against them?"
Today, the Neo-Confederacy obstructs the federal government's attempt to alleviate some of the suffering of the descendants of those slaves even while the nation endures its worst economic disaster in 70 years.