Can the GOP survive?

Stewie Griffin, Master of the Universe

Stewie Griffin, Master of the Universe

How many of you wish they’d all die a lingering death? Yeah, uh-huh — that’s what I thought.

GOP Senators voice opposition to auto aid bill

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans say they have grave concerns about the agreement between congressional Democrats and the Bush White House to speed billions of dollars to struggling U.S. automakers.

Sen. George V. Voinovich, a Republican from Ohio and a leading supporter of the emergency measure, says it doesn’t have the necessary Republican votes to pass Congress.

Administration officials who were dispatched to Capitol Hill to sell the agreement got an earful of criticism from GOP senators during a closed-door luncheon.

The revolt came as the House began procedural votes on the package. Democrats are pushing to pass it this week.

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