Pelosi: "I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What a complete waste of a year, trying desperately to get Enzi, Grassley, Snowe, any Republican (not to mention Lieberputz) to support health care reform (or anything else, for that matter). Thanks to this wonderful "strategy" (using the word very loosely), we've just f***ed up the chance of a lifetime to provide high-quality health care coverage to all Americans, not to mention the chance to take strong action on clean energy and climate change. Now, finally, can the White House please stop wasting its time reaching out to Republicans who want Obama to fail?!? Let me repeat that: THEY WANT OBAMA TO FAIL AND WILL SUPPORT HIM ON NOTHING. So why are we wasting our time trying to work with them, especially when the American people voted overwhelmingly to put us in charge of the White House and Congress? Hello, is there any intelligent life down there?!?

UPDATE: I strongly second this.
It's good to see the House stand up for itself and to assert the need to fix this bill. It is more than within the realm of possibility to do this bill and to do it better if Dem leaders show the will to do so. That might mean telling Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu (who really should not be allowed to go in front of cameras) to take a flying leap--we'll pass these important reform without you. So be it. It would be good to see some of the anger and pressure where it should be focused, on the obstructionist ConservaDems.