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Hail Mary

How scared are Senate Democrats that Martha Coakley will lose the special Senate seat election in Massachussetts tomorrow?  This scared.

The White House and Democratic Congressional leaders, scrambling for a backup plan to rescue their health care legislation if Republicans win the special election in Massachusetts on Tuesday, have begun laying the groundwork to ask House Democrats to approve the Senate version of the bill and send it directly to President Obama for his signature.

Well, I’m sure if that’s gonna fly.

When the idea was suggested at a Democratic caucus meeting last week, Mr. [Bart] Stupak [D-MI] said, “It went over like a lead balloon.”

But, that was then.  This is now.

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6 Responses to Hail Mary

  • I think this is exactly what they will do. Congressional Democrats are in quite the box on HCR now. They’ve got a President that is hell-bent on passing something/anything called Health Care Reform, and the reality that every day they spend debating the bill erodes public support for the party and their electoral chances in Novemeber.
    I’m thinking they’ll be in a panic to just get it behind them as quickly as possible, rip the band-aid off quickand painful  rather than slow and painful, and go into damage control mode before the elections. That means taking the Senate bill as is, dropping it on the floor of the House, and taking a straight up or down vote.
    For all the laughably absurd nonsense about obstructionist Republicans, the only obstruction to President Obama getting the very HCR bill he wants on his desk, are Nancy Pelosi and the 279 Democrats in the House of Representatives. If 218 of them vote for that bill, there are no conferences, no filibusters, no reconciliation, no more votes in the Senate. It is done, and they can finally move on.

  • If Brown wins, God willing, the hysterics will be high theater to watch.  Cornered wild animals are liable to do anything.  You think the payoffs thus far have been shocking…?  Get ready!

  • I’m thinking they’ll be in a panic to just get it behind them as quickly as possible, rip the band-aid off quickand painful  rather than slow and painful, and go into damage control mode before the elections. That means taking the Senate bill as is, dropping it on the floor of the House, and taking a straight up or down vote.

    And I just plain don’t think that will work.  The differences between the two might not be massive, but they aren’t tiny either.  Several things that the House bill needed to get the “Stupak Bloc” (as I like to call those who needed the Stupak amendment of members of other groups who needed specific items to bring them on board) aren’t there, and the house bill only passed with 5 votes.

    Since then, public opinion of the bill has gotten even worse, and unlike the Senate, they have much smaller constituencies, and they can and will get voted out for supporting something the folks back home just plain don’t want.

    In addition, I think a lot of people (Republican, Independent and Dem alike) have gotten sick of the methods being used by Dems to get things done.  This is just going to get worse for the far Left.  They are about to get an education in how not to attempt to govern.

  • If Scott Brown wins tomorrow, I have a feeling the rhetoric around the healthcare bill is going to change pretty fast. The Democrat leaders’ current rhetoric sounds like they’re trying to convince themselves to keep going rather than articulating a feasible strategy.

  • Let us not count our chikens. All these polls are leaving something out. Democrat Party Machine fraud.  Yup, my guess is that if it is close they will out right steal the election. Hell, it is not like they haven’t done it before.

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