"If Harry Reid does not have the leadership skills to get 60 votes for cloture and give a Democratic president an up-or-down vote on health care, progressives will help defeat him in 2010, even if that means Republicans take that seat," said the head of one progressive organization, who's still working out the detail of the campaign. "There is no use for Reid's vote if 60 Democratic votes means nothing on cloture, and no use for Reid's leadership if his leadership is so blatantly ineffective."
That might not be such a troubling threat if Reid, who's up for re-election in 2010, wasn't suffering at the polls.
I FULLY endorse this move by Liberal and Progressive organizations. If we can't get Democratic legislation through with a super majority then its obvious that we can do just as well with 51 votes as we can with 60. It is time Reid was told what the consequences are for being a milque toast and selling out the base. If he wasn't up for the job he never should have taken it.