Goddam spineless Democrats!
After combining the two bills into one, roll onto a lightly floured surface and fluff gently. Serve on a silver platter. And, voila! A recipe for disaster!
In an effort to appease antiwar Democrats, the party’s leaders plan to allow two votes in the House. One would provide the war money, and seems likely to be opposed by large numbers of Democrats. The other, separated out to allow more Democrats to vote in favor, would include popular measures that are also part of the package, including a minimum wage increase and $17 billion in added domestic and military spending.
The bills would then be combined into one and sent to the Senate, with the idea of getting the measure to the president by the weekend.
Sounds like smoke-and-mirrors to me.