Supposedly new Presidents are supposed to get a 90 or 100 day "honeymoon" where what ever the President asks for - he gets. Well if there ever was such a thing it is now over. President Present keeps asking for action and can't get any.
"The time for talk is over. The time for action is now," said Obama. He implored lawmakers in both parties to "rise to this moment" and send him legislation to begin fixing the worst economic crisis in decades.Hostage crisis? Past time we called in Jimmy Carter. He is an expert when it comes to being held hostage.
Obama added he would "love to see additional improvements" in the bill, a gesture to the moderates from both parties at work on trying to trim the $920 billion price tag.
But with the Senate plodding through a fourth day of debate, earlier talk of a large, bipartisan vote for the legislation was fading.
"As I have explained to people in that group, they cannot hold the president of the United States hostage," said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "If they think they're going to rewrite this bill and Barack Obama is going to walk away from what he is trying to do for the American people, they've got another thought coming."