Great article at Ace of Spades...Lawrence O'Donnell: Health Care Is Deader Than Julius Caesar
He has several ideas of how an unconstitutional "lite" Bill might come to pass but he doesn't think it will. It's good that he says that because I think it is deader than Pelosi.
Lawrence O’Donnell, the Democratic Senate Finance Committee staff director during the ’93-’94 health care debate, said we’re now witnessing reform’s death throes – and Democrats know it. The party will not be able to pass another reform bill through the Senate, period.
“Pelosi said that, ‘We don’t have the votes for passing the Senate bill’ and that should have just ended it. Any discussion of another scenario is juvenile,” he said. “It’s ridiculous.”
Democrats knew they lost reform with the Massachusetts election and some of them like Rep. Barney Frank essentially said so. “The first reaction to the Massachusetts election was the honest reaction,” O’Donnell said. Frank later walked back his comments.
But since Election Night, he said, Democrats have moved into “full bluff mode.”
“We’re absolutely in full fake cheerleading mode. I think Nancy Pelosi has absolutely no moves left. I think she knows that now. I think Harry Reid knows that. And that’s why they don’t bring it up,” he said. “They had a Senate leadership press conference (Thursday) and it was as if (reporters) were asking about World War I” when they asked about reform.
O’Donnell attributes the theatrics to the need to deal with a liberal base that will go bonkers if Democrats quit on reform. And the cue cards are nothing new. He pointed to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer’s statements during the fall that the Senate would pass the public option even though “he’s smart enough to know they were never going to get it.”
“No one who went on television was free to say anything realistic,” he said.
As I have said many, many times, the Democrats one day will paint themselves into a corner that thery cannot get out of. Period. There will be no one to blame but themselves. Period. Bush did it doesn't ring true anymore because whatever Obama does or doesn't do, belongs to him now. The same goes with every democrat and every democrat in drag. Period.
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The democrats and the democrats in drag are in The Hole. They know it. We know it. They are pretending all is OK...to us all in public. Michael Moore is pissed off but so what? He needs to lose some of that capitalistic body fat, grow up and fly straight.
The unconstitutional federal health care Bill is as dead as dead can get. There is no rising from the grave. Sorry, Nancy. You lost. Harry? You lost. Obama? You lost. You always lose in the end. Get over it.
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