Healthcrare reform dies after 11/3/2009
by Kent, Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 11:48:21 PM EDT
I am going to make a prediction: If healthcare reform isnt passed by the day of the New Jersey and Virginia governorships, it isnt going to ever pass. Democrats are very likely to lose both of those races and when they do, Democrats in swing districts are going to panic. This is why budget director Orszag hopes that we can have reform done in six weeks.
When Democrats lost both governors races in 1993, Democrats got scared and decided that they would not be able to vote for healthcare reform.
Obama needs has six weeks to show some political skills and leadership and basically hold guns to the heads of blue dog Democrats telling them that they dont have a choice on this vote. They are not going to bring this party down again.
Democrats need to get behind any healthcare deal that comes up in the next six weeks. Their political lives depend on it.