Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C) has further ingratiated himself with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — not — by declaring that Pelosi and Harry Reid "failed" the bipartisanship test on stimulus. "In order for us to get the confidence of America, it has to be done in a bipartisan way," Shuler said in Raleigh following an economic forum, according to the AP. "We have to have everyone —Democrats and Republicans standing on the stage with the administration — saying, 'We got something done that was efficient, stimulative and timely.'" Here's the kicker: "I truly feel that's where maybe House leadership and Senate leadership have really failed."
Shuler, rumored to be mulling a '10 Senate run, was one of 11 House Democrats to vote "no" on the stimulus and was already deep in Pelosi's doghouse. Now he'll have to build a Harry Reid wing.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Pelosi, Reid have "failed," Shuler says
Nice to see that there are still some Dem's that aren't drinking the Reid, Pelosi, NOBAMA kool-aid. Nice to see someone stand up to the silliness that is plaguing our congressional leaders. I would be willing to bet Shuler is from a conservative district that is facing a stiff re-election bid if he doesn't break from the Marxist's in his party.