Senator Harkin is not a bad man, and for a liberal Democrat, I support this. I'm breathing a little easier seeing he's been given the position.
It's time for reform. If the Republicans are not in, so be it. I didn't want separation of the parties; we wanted bipartisanship.
But bipartisanship does not mean kowtowing to the GOP on what we can and can't do with this bill!
Change will come, and whether or not the GOP wants to come out of their old platform of fear, so be it.
We don't need them.