Darcy Burner: "The Senate bill is a recipe for national disaster. If it's that bill or nothing, I prefer nothing."---Rahm Emanuel, in all his wisdom, expects liberals to cave in order to pass health care reform, no matter how bad the bill gets. In the Senate, that's exactly what happened despite the months of tough talk we heard from the likes of liberal Senators Sherrod Brown and Tom Harkin. They learned a tough lesson this week: They don't matter to the White House. Lieberman does.
Democratic leaders are going to have to explain how forcing a mandate on people to buy private health insurance, without controlling the insurance industry, makes sense. That concept might appeal to Joe Lieberman, but it doesn't sit well with everyone else.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Darcy Burner on the Senate health bill
Joe Sudbay (AMERICAblog):