Obama worships moderately sane Republican on Finance Committee
Despite that, and due to the classic “well, it seemed like a good idea at the time” case of the role of the Senate in setting national policy (i.e., why is some jerk from Montana the guy on National Health Care Reform?), somehow Senator Olympia Snowe (R-TINY LITTLE STATE) is the most important politician in America.
Not so!!! Our new hero, Rep Alan Grayson (D-FL), a long-awaited, loud and uncompromising voice for sane health care reform, berated Obama and his Democratic colleagues for their obsession with “bipartisanship”, in which pursuit of some token support (1-2 moderate republicans) from a minority party of liars and obstructionists, has turned reform into a huge give-away to insurance companies…all for the vote of one republican, who, in her own words, may not vote for the bill outside of committee.
What does it mean to be in the majority? WE HAVE SIXTY VOTES! That means, if I can do some basic math…WE DON’T NEED ANY *@%”! REPUBLICAN VOTES!
All we need is just enough party unity to get to a floor vote. If we can just somehow prevent members of our own party (for Christ’s sake) from supporting a republican filibuster, then all the moderate “democrats” (and Lieberman…wow, what the hell happened to that guy?) can vote whatever the hell they want and we’ll get some something good out of this nightmare.
Senator Reid, do your job!