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Friday, February 19, 2010

Effort Underway Among Senate Democrats to Pass Public Option Using Reconciliation Process - Video 2/19/10

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UPDATE: Adding Rachel Maddow exulting at the possibility Democrats might try to ressurrect the Public Option and ram ObamaCare through:

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Here is video of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann talking to Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Newsweek, about an effort underway among Senate Democrats to put the "Public Option" back in a Health Care Bill and pass it using the "Nuclear Option" Reconciliation Process.

Indications are that about 20 Senate Democrats have signed a letter urging Majority leader Harry Reid to use the "Reconciliation Process" to pass a Public Option Bill, which would require a final vote of only 51 to pass. Klein told Olbermann that as he called Senate offices today, staffers told him that even though some signed the letter, they are "terrified" of doing this because of the possible backlash against Democrats.

Klein said the White House has agreed to push for the Public Option if Senate Leaders round up the votes, but the Senate Leadership says they will use reconciliation if the White House rounds up the votes! Neither wants to "take the hit" for doing it, Klein says. Klein just flat out said that there is now a "failure of leadership" on the part of the White House in not "calling the play."

It would seem this shows that Democrats are "terrified" of going into November's election with nothing to show for all the time and energy consumed with trying to pass Government Health Care. They know their Left-wing base will be very disillusioned with them if they don't pass something. They want the Public Option to get their base re-energized to help them mitigate the massive losses they could be facing in the midterm.

But once again, Democrats are miscalculating if they think it will help them to ram through a "Public Option" Government Takeover of Health Care using what they used to describe as the "Nuclear Option." Americans are enraged at what they have already tried to do. If they do what is being described here, the fury will only grow and the determination to vote them out will be cemented.

4 comments:

Anonymous,  February 20, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

" If they do what is being described here, the fury will only grow and the determination to vote them out will be cemented.
Read more... "

I think even this blog is underestimating the fury that will be unleashed. I am a registered democrat, but I vote as an Independent. I have friends and family (many of them seniors), lifelong staunch democrats who are counting down to November. I cannot express how pissed they are at this WH and the radical lunatics in the WH and congress.

These are loyal lifelong democrats. And they are already pissed off enough from the last year, if the totalatarians now in control do this ramming through, I am convinced they really have no clue how extremely severe the backlash will be this November, and it will be beyond November 2010.

Yes, the repubs were never onboard with all this marxist/socialist crap, but now you have indepedents and moderate democrats whose eyes have been opened in the last year and now are livid! and that was before this dictator like behavior.

Brian February 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Interesting. Thanks for sharing those insights. I believe you. I am seeing it and hearing it too.

Gil February 20, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

It is interesting how democrats are saying how "pissed off" they are. It is the democrat vote that has created this mess. What deomcrats should do is a little soul searching and ask themselves how they could have been such suckers. Had democrats taken the time to read Obama's two books, they would have seen that they were electing a Stalinist communist.

Deomcrats need to be fair to Obama. He is not doing anything he said he would not do. It was all in plain site. His record was very, very clear as to what he would do. Instead, democrats ehibited the most stupid of gullibility. They listened to the MSM for about an hour, licked their chops at all the goodies Obama was going to get them, and pulled the lever.

Like Stalin, Obama wants to cleanse himself of his supporters for which he has nothing but contempt.

Now democrats are making the same mistake. They are finding something else to hate and have learned nothing about their own character weaknesses.

It is not too reassuring to hear they are "pissed off". They were stupid then as voters and they are just as stupid now.

Anonymous,  February 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

"It is not too reassuring to hear they are "pissed off". They were stupid then as voters and they are just as stupid now."

Perhaps. But the rage is no longer against ONE party, it is against anyone who does not adhere to principles the country was founded on. THis has been building for a while, decades in fact. I voted for Sarah Palin in 2008, my first republican vote ever she seems to have the same vision for America as did the founding fathers. (and I saw what Obama stood for), unfortunately many many others did not. THey believed the MSM, and now these former Obots no longer trust anything Obama says or what MSM says

You will discover, people are not just pissed off just to be pissed off, they are pissed off b/c they are rediscovering the founding vision of this country and want that country back. Too many people at the public trough, not enough people filling that trough, people want capitilism, not corrupt capitilism.

I never thought of Bush as a fiscal conservative, I suspect I am not the only one.

People want conservative/American principles back, doesn't matter if they call themselves repubs or not.

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