Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Moderate" Senate Dems: "No" To Reconciliation?

We still shouldn't take our eye of the ball - we trust them at our peril - but this from Politico certainly sounds promising:

"Democrats searching for a way to resuscitate health reform ran into a wall of opposition from party moderates Tuesday — throwing into doubt whether congressional leadership can salvage the sweeping reform plan that once was President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

Signs were everywhere that Democrats were quickly shifting their focus from health reform that dominated 2009 to a jobs-and-economy agenda they believe must dominate this midterm election year, with congressional leaders saying they doubted Obama will gave any clear guidance on how to proceed during Wednesday’s State of the Union address.

“I would be surprised if he says, specifically, exactly how he hopes to get health care done,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters."

Massachusetts continues to reverberate: Can you hear us now?  Maybe, just maybe, the answer is yes.

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