The Democratic Party is at war with itself, trying to pump out a deal on health care reform without fracturing on the floor of Congress.
Negotiations broke down Friday afternoon, at least temporarily, between party leaders and the group of fiscally conservative Democrats known as the Blue Dogs, who are trying to win concessions on the health care package.
"It pretty much fell apart this afternoon," said Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., part of the Blue Dog Coalition.
"I've been lied to. I've not had legitimate negotiations," Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La., another Blue Dog, said after talks hit a wall between his group and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
It didn't take long for the Democrats to start turning on each other. Obama and company have over reached, and now, the American people are having buyer's remorse. They see all of the deficit spending in the stimulus package that has done nothing as employment continues to go up. They see twice as much spending in Obamacare than the porkulus, and they don't like it. Polls have consistently shown the majority of Americans are uneasy or outright oppose the plan. These unhappy citizens are twittering, calling, emailing, protesting, and petitioning their Congressmen and women to kill the bill.
The Democrats that reside in more moderate districts and states have started to feel the pressure from their constituents and are starting to feel that their political futures in danger, if they continues supporting Obama's free-spending policies. So, Pelosi and Reid are losing support very slowly because of the plummetting approval ratings of Obama and his policies..