NOTICE-THIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TONGUE-IN-CHEEK (the ones in your cabeza) BLOG.
I am thinking that
God (if there is one) and the Prez are operating in mysterious ways. I am confussed. And I am convinced that they are purposely trying to confuss me. Check this out from Crooks and Liars. Oh, and HANG IN THERE AND LISTEN TO HOWARD DEAN, at about 1 min 30 or so.
Don't Panic. Howard Dean Says Bill Will Pass - With The Public Option
By Susie Madrak Monday Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm
Howard Dean on Morning Joe this morning:
"The president knows very well that you aren't really going to have health care reform without a public option. But he also knows he has to get this out of the Senate," Dean said on "Morning Joe." "He's got a very important member of the Finance Committee, Kent Conrad, who doesn't want to vote for this bill if it's got a public option in it. And he knows he's not going to get any Republican votes, of any kind. So at the end of this day, this bill is going to be written by Democrats. It's got to get out of the Senate. And you only need a few Democrats to take out the public option."
He added that with Republicans unlikely to support any version of health care legislation, he had no doubt that the final reform bill would be passed with the help of reconciliation, which means Democrats need only to muster 50 votes in the Senate rather than the usual 60.
Dean told RCP earlier this year that a health care reform bill without a strong public option was pointless. "If it doesn't, all we have is the same old stuff, and I don't think it's worth spending $634 billion on what we've already got," he said.
OK, OK, OK, if that is true, and I sure as hell hope so...isn't that giving the strategy away, by stating it publicly?