Harry and Nancy and the Tax Cuts

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Are Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a couple of fainthearted cowards for refusing to hold a vote on middle-class tax cuts today? That’s the blogo-conventional wisdom at the moment, but pushback comes from the last guy I’d expect it from: Jonathan Zasloff. He explains here.

The Blue Dogs, on the other hand, are muttonheads regardless.

(Speaking of which, can anyone explain the Blue Dogs to me? They didn’t want to be put in the position of voting for some tax cuts and against others, even tax cuts for the rich. Obviously these guys know their districts better than I do, and I get that in certain places this might be the smart move. Still, it’s hard to believe that any district even remotely willing to elect a Democrat in the first place would punish you for not cutting taxes on the rich. What am I missing here?)

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