Are Republicans really winning Health Care Reform?
by nikkid, Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 07:43:33 AM EDT
Obama has run a nearly flawless administration and I've been wondering how he could be handling the health care argument so poorly. It simply doesn't fit with how he ran his campaign and his first few months in office.
Suddenly, here we are at the center of the key issue in the election, and Obama and the Dems are ceding to the Republicans?
It doesn't make sense. I thought he (and the Dems) were too smart for this.
But what if this is all part of the plan?
It's possible by ceding the public option, the Republicans would be backed into a corner to support the bill. If it appears as if they "won", then they would have to support it, right?
No. Because we already know that no matter What the bill says, the vast majority of Republicans will not support health care reform of any kind.
This would, once again, paint them as the 'Party of No' and put them back on the defense.
The Dems could go ahead and put through their own bill without Republican support.
According to Howard Dean, on "Morning Joe", he stated that the Democrats will get the Public Option pushed through with Reconciliation which requires only 50 senate votes.
What do you think?