The Party of No
Byron York reports:
Just talked to a very clued-in Republican on the Hill. This person wouldn’t predict a unanimous Republican vote against the Democratic stimulus package, but said there would be “minimal” GOP support of the bill. “I don’t know if it will be unanimous, but Democrats are not going to have the kind of bipartisan support the president was trying to get,” he told me. An “overwhelming” number of Republicans will vote no, he predicted.
This sounds about right. My sources say they could hold the GOP support in the House as low as single digits. Of course, anything other than a total shutout would be less than the opposition to Bill Clinton’s 1993 deficit-reducing tax hike.