Desperate Conservatives Try To Save Face on SCHIP

Bill Scher

Conservatives are continuing to sweat.

They clearly realize that they have failed to sell their misinformation about the proposed expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Now, panicked that voters will remember on Election Day who stood for kids and who didn’t, conservatives are trying to slap together their own legislation.

Heritage Foundation’s Robert Bluey reports on Red State:

…sources on Capitol Hill tell me that Republicans are working feverishly to introduce an alternative that would satisfy conservatives and shore up enough support among moderates to sustain the veto.

That indicates they are afraid they won’t be able to sustain a veto next week.

And what is this “alternative” bill, that Bluey describes as a “true compromise” (not like that actual SCHIP bill which has significant bipartisan support)?

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