You heard it here first.
Why am I predicting this? Well, to start off with, it’s not like getting it wrong is going to embarrass me or anything – I’m just this guy on the Internet, remember – so why not? Anyway, I’m figuring that the revision is going to happen, based on two factors.
First, for some reason Obama seems to want to play hardball over an-already passed bill:
Pushing back against the unanimous House Republican vote against President Obama’s stimulus plan, the White House plans to release state-by-state job figures “so we can put a number on what folks voted for an against,” an administration aide said.
“It’s clear the Republicans who voted against the stimulus represent constituents who will be stunned to learn their member of Congress voted against [saving or] creating 4 million jobs,” the aide said.
…see Ed Morrissey for additional scorn at the gambit. Personally, like Ed – and the GOP – I’d look forward to reminding people who did and didn’t vote for this monstrosity; I’d also look forward to reminding people that, for a supposedly cool, collected, post-everything healer and Lightworker, President Obama has an astounding ability to get into a snit-fit at the drop of a hat.
Only I don’t expect that I’ll be able to, because of the second factor. Fresh from my inbox:
Public Support for Economic Recovery Plan Slips to 42%
Over the course of the past week, there has been little change in the views of either Republicans or Democrats towards the legislation. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Democrats support the plan along with just 18% of Republicans. Both those figures are up just a single point from the previous poll.
However, support among unaffiliated voters has fallen. A week ago, unaffiliateds were evenly divided on the plan, with 37% in favor and 36% opposed. Now, 50% of unaffiliated voters oppose the plan while only 27% favor it.
Bolding mine. The Politico article above mentions how liberal & Democratic groups are planning to target moderate Republican Senators to vote for this thing. With numbers like that, maybe they should be targeting moderate Democratic ones. Or possibly they should drop back five yards, punt, swallow their pride, and humbly ask the GOP to actually help them create a stimulus package. But if they don’t want to do that, well, that’s how it goes.
After all, they won.