The dems should take note of how the republicans rallied around the issues of earmarks -- even McConnell flipped his stance to support the ban. It's clear that in the years ahead, the republicans are going to plow through the democrats. Here's Harry Reid:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., elected today by Democrats to lead them for another two years, said he would schedule floor time for a Senate-wide moratorium on earmarks but planned to vote against it.
"I believe, personally, we have a constitutional obligation, a responsibility, to do congressionally directed spending," he told reporters.
"I do not feel comfortable turning that over to the people downtown," he added, referring to the White House. SL today