"I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but I find it hard to believe
that Pelosi is stupid or naive. That leaves me wondering why this came
up for a vote today if she thought it would lose."
I'd say she either knew it would lose (if so, good for her) or she
thought the vote would pressure enough fence sitters to land on the
I'm not sure why Phil's putting this all on the Dems though. There
were more Republicans voting no than Dems. And there are majority and
minority whips whose job it is to ensure they have the votes from
their own members.
Either way though, good for each of them for voting no.