I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.
The Senate and the WH are playing these guys that if they don't vote for it.....that it will make the US look weak. But more importantly and in truth it would make Obama look weak and he would be treated as so for the rest of his term. By those overseas and those here. He wouldn't have much weight going forward if they don't support him.
But this would still humiliate him even if they didn't take a vote. MS media will jump all over it.
“I just don’t believe that if defeat is certain, the House leadership will want to see a president utterly humiliated on the House floor in a public vote,” one top aide to the Republican leadership told me.
An attempt would be made to let the whole thing go away. I don’t think it would be done to give the GOP any extra leverage in debt-ceiling or budget negotiations — Obama isn’t the grateful type — but simply because the weakness it would demonstrate wouldn’t be good for the country,” the aide told me.....snip~