After all the sturm und drang from left side of the party, how many fewer House and Senate Democrats voted against President Obama's budget than against President Clinton's first budget? Democrats lost only 20 members in the House this year versus 41 who defected from Clinton. Two senators -- Evan Bayh and Bill Nelson -- voted no this year, versus six who went against Clinton. The upshot: a very loyal, focused, Democratic Party that is moving mostly in lockstep with the President. BTW: senior administration officials tell my colleague Ron Brownstein they have no trouble with Nelson and Bayh voting no given their support for earlier measures and given their electoral situation.
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