Update: 219-212, with eight Republicans – the difference between passage and defeat – defecting to vote yes. The boss is already hunting around for their names. I hope they got a sweet deal from Pelosi because talk radio is about to make their lives very, very difficult.
Update: Inhofe predicts cap and trade will die in the Senate, which is probably true. I wonder if that made the bitter pill easier to swallow for those eight Republicans.
Update: The boss has the names:
For the eight I promise nothing. As in I will not contribute one thin dime to the Republican party if a fraction of a cent of party support goes to any of those eight. I will contribute, cheerfully, to any primary challenger for any of the eight.
But for the eight, nothing. Nothing at all. Exactly what they deserve. Exactly what they are to me.
That is also a warning to the party. You have a problem if you support any of these nothings.