(CNN) - New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg acknowledged the White House is likely upset with him because he did not vote on the stimulus bill.
“I’m sure that’s true," Gregg said, adding he decided not vote for the White House-backed measure “because I gave my word to people.”
No one expected Gregg to break from the pack that wants :Obama to fail".
Finally a man of integrity. This bill is just a way to line the pockets of the rich. They are throwing a bone to the unemployed by adding 25.00 to their checks and giving the people on foodstamps a little more. Well, gee, there's half of Obama's support group right there. He learned early how cheaply they can be bought. 15 million sell out for 25.00. What is this country coming to?
Mr. Gregg has principles. It was a bad fit.
It seems he planned all along to upset the whitehouse. I hope he is proud of himself. This is exactly why we elected Obama rather than the party of sabotage, intollerance, and bigotry.
To whom did you give your word, Senator? Did you tell the President about it before taking the offer? Get real Senator.
Who needs the Taliban, or Al Qaeda when we have Republicans willing to do what they can to make the country fails. How do you guys sleep at night?
Guess he's following the lead of the new RNC head who said bipartisanship is overrated. Grand Old Party indeed.
Gregg didn't cheat himself and US people. He is a good man.
Free lunch for the unemployed on April Fools day at 12.00noon.The mighty messiah Rush Limbaugh will take questions and tell us why hes against the unemployed.
A politician that keeps his word without hidden agenda. Must not have Clinton or Kennedy for a last name or be a democrat.
“because I gave my word to people.”
Leave it to the GOP to act like little children in the face of a crisis. When America needs politicians to work with each other, you can bet the GOP will gladly kick AMERICA in the nuts.
I wonder if those "PEOPLE" will still have a senate seat after the 2010 electons.
I see absolutely no reason to confirm Gregg - he has made very clear his intentions to obstruct. If we want change we can believe in, we need people we can believe in and Gregg is not that person.
SHUT UP AND GO AWAY. YOU REPUG PUPPET.
The media can spin this any how they want we know what happened. One thing the media has yet to learn is that half of us are educated. We know how to reason and think for ourselves. So, stop spinning this to make more of a news that it is or should be. Gregg dropped out from the nominations: good riddens.
Don't flatter yourself lf Sen. Gregg. You are replaceable in the WH. Better go home and see about your re-election prospects with your constituents whom you just shat on not out of proclaimed principle but self-preservation. When will these bozos wake the hell up and realize the American people are no longer walking around like zombies and the eyes wide shut days of being bamboozled without accountability are over?
What a dork!
Instead of being the commerce secretary, in the position to influence policy, he stays lock step with the republicans. Who is the flip-flopper now? Yes I want it, No I don't because a dem might take my senate seat, Oh you'll replace me with a repub? Yes I want it. Now no I don't. God the republicans look ridiculous.
What this says is that Obama will sound inclusive on TV and throw some red meat at gullable people, but behind closed doors, Obama isn't going to budge on ideas. I'm sure Nancy Pelosi had her hand in this as well. That Witch!
You done GOOD, Gregg!
This guys is toast! His career is over!
No Gregg everyone except the repubs thanks you.....God is certainly good he knew what was in your heart, Be careful come relection time the smirk maybe remove from your face
I gave my word to people.. just say rush don't try to PRETEND you really care about what anyone other than he says
Again, politics. The GOP will eventually implode. Do they really think the American people can't see through this charade? It's likely Gregg received such a huge threat from the GOP and the potential to lose that seat in 2010, they folded. So much for "country first." I hope the constituents of Gregg see him for what he is.
Don't apologize, Senator, for protecting the American taxpayer from preditory legislation!!
Let the Democrats OWN this bill completely. Harry and Nancy appear to be channeling Jimmy Carter when creating this clusterflack!!
Just who did you give your word to? Limbaugh?
Gregg was not a good idea at the first place- his nomination was done in interest of bipartisanship. GO For Clinton, I mean Bill Clinton.