Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
From Sen. Bob Corker (R–Tenn.) on Republican promises to repeal healthcare reform if they take over Congress:
“The fact is that’s not going to happen, OK?”
Reality based! On the other hand, as Andy Kroll reports, Corker is now firmly toeing the party line on financial reform: "I couldn't support the bill in its current form," he says. "I have no plans to support the current legislation." And that's about a bill already so watered down that the stock market has barely even yawned at the possibility of its passage. Corker may, relatively speaking, be one of the more accomodating Republicans we have left in Congress, but that's not saying much.