Tangled Webb

Senator Jim Webb is taking the neo-con position on terror trials.

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archive s/2009/11/webb_on_terror_trials.php#more ?ref=fpblg

He's joined Lieberman in a threat to filibuster the public option.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/ 11/webb-not-committed-to-party-unity-on- procedural-votes.php

I know he was never really progressive.  But do you think this last election in Virginia may have rattled his nerves a little bit?

He's got a few years yet to worry about it.  But he seems almost panicked.

Tags: Election, Health Care Refom, Jim Webb, Senate (all tags)



Re: Tangled Webb

"Webb is saying he won't block Senate health care legislation from having a debate on the floor."

Sounds pretty non-filibustery to me.

After cloture, 51 votes is all that's needed for passage.

by QTG 2009-11-14 01:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Tangled Webb

That's not what the media has been saying.  Lieberman is also promising to allow debate but threatening to "filibuster" at the end.

by Drummond 2009-11-16 03:03PM | 0 recs


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