The Wall Street Journal writes that Congressional Democrats are suffering from intra-party squabbling. As an example of the relations between House and Senate Democrats:
A comment by Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, suggests the distant relationship between the two houses. "We have a constitutional responsibility to send legislation over there," said Rep. Rangel. "Quite frankly I don't give a damn what they feel."It is curious that Democrats are the ones who advocate solving foreign policy problems with soft friendly talk of human relations mixed in with appeasement. By contrast, here, Rep. Rangel doesn't "give a damn" what the Senate Democrats think.
Adds Wisconsin Rep. David Obey, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee: "I can tell you when bills will move and you can tell me when the Senate will sell us out."