Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Health Care Joementum!

Looks like Lieberman might have pushed Reid too far with his filibuster threat, and now that Reid's been made to look the fool and his feelings are hurt, he doesn't want to compromise away the Medicare buy-in just to appease Joe. Luckily we finally have the White House stepping in to twist some arms:

The White House is encouraging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to cut a deal with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), which would mean eliminating the proposed Medicare expansion in the health reform bill, according to an official close to the negotiations.

Yes, we have to make sure we don't upset our little obstructionists. They might go on Meet the Press and accuse Obama of socialism or something. Let's just repeatedly kick our own party in the face instead.

The White House is honestly just fine with whatever crap bill ends up coming across the President's signing desk, just so long as they can sign it and crow about passing "historical" Health Care reform. We are going to own the consequences of this one for a long time.

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