Dick Armey Sending Army of Dicks After Bill Nelson over Health Care
Dick Armey, the former Republican House majorty leader who's not currently making an ass out of himself on Dancing with the Stars, was in Palm Beach Gardens today speaking to teabaggers, um, Tea Party activists.
Armey urged activists to pressure Democratic Florida Sen. Bill Nelson not to support the reconciliation approach. If he does, Armey said, "he's going to be in big trouble in the polls. It's not right."
He warned supporters the Democrats might use a process called "budget reconciliation" to pass the health-care legislation without the possibility of a filibuster.
The Palm Beach Post for some reason calls it "rare," but Republicans attempted it four times during George W. Bush's presidency -- three times to pass massive tax cuts for the wealthy (successfully), and a third to try to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling (unsuccessfully).