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Health Care Reform: Now With PR Gimmicks! We're Doomed.
So, as we know, the Senate is trying to do something about health care reform. This has caused some debate!
Tea Parties! Are crazy, pressuring the Republicans to be even more insane. Huzzah!
Republicans! Are irrelevant.They hate the bill, will do anything to stop it. Believe in death panels, that this is socialist, and a government take over of health care.
Olympia Snowe/Susan Collins! Open to the idea of health care reform, but would really rather take the reform out and just make it you know, a PR stunt. Tend to favor an exceptionally weak trigger for most of the reforms, counting on the health insurance industry to reform itself.
Joe Lieberman! Asshole. Won't vote for anything the Democratic base likes.
Ben Nelson! Gigantic asshole. Won't vote for anything that lets women control their uterus without going bankrupt.
Blue Dogs! Really don't like the idea of not giving corporations a lot of money.
Mainstream Democrats! Are frustrated, think the bill has been watered down rather a lot. But will grudgingly vote for it!
Bernie Sanders! Is not going to take it anymore and is threatening to walk.
The liberal base! Is with Sanders and unproductively bitching (yeah, at least I recognize it).
Harry Reid! Is remarkably ineffectual.
Rahm Emmanuel! Is an asshole. Ignoring the liberal base.
Barack Obama! Where the fuck does he stand? Increasingly seems Rust was right.
Will the bill pass? Will it suck? Will it be good? What about political ramifications? Would you like better strategery? Better policy? Have ideas on how to get the latter? Are you a happy Republican watching the Democrats do our circular firing squad thing? Will it pass before the recess? All this upcoming on Health Care Reform: 100 Man Melee.
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