Yesterday, I posted my prediction that once the House passed the Senate bill, Obama would sign the Senate bill even if reconciliation changes promised to the House did not pass the Senate.
Today, Judd Gregg (R-NH) is echoing that sentiment:
The White House may renege on passing fixes to the Senate’s healthcare bill once the House has passed it, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) claimed Thursday.
Gregg, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, suggested that President Barack Obama may back off making changes to the Senate bill through the reconciliation process, which the White House and the Senate have said they would use to make changes to the Senate bill in order to placate House members.
“They’re using reconciliation to pass the great big bill,” Gregg said during an appearance on CNBC. “Once they pass the great big bill, I wouldn’t be surprised if the White House didn’t care if reconciliation passed. I mean, why would they?”
Anyone know how to say “Yes He Can And Will Sign That Bill You Fools” in Spanish?
Update: This is a winning theme, because it is based in the reality of Obama’s past broken promises and inherent distrust and dislike among Democrats. Here’s Lindsey Graham (h/t commenter KitKat):