Tapper: Senate Dems not sure they can get the votes to reconfirm Bernanke

One of the unexpected results of the Coakley defeat is, I think, a remarkable amount of spine suddenly arising from congressional liberals (i.e., refusing to accept the Senate HCR bill, and now, refusing to support Fed chair Bernanke’s re-confirmation). At the same time, I think we’re seeing both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi telling the White House “if you want something, fight for it, don’t just ask us to do your dirty work.” Democrats in Congress want to keep their jobs more than they want to keep the White House happy. It took Coakley for them to understand that clearly, but now they seem to.

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