Skip to comments.Gene Robinson: Life Goes On (sure it does, Gene)
Posted on 01/19/2010 9:41:40 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
Scott Brown beats Martha Coakley -- and life goes on Well, that was quick. I thought the Apocalypse would be, you know, more of a blockbuster production, with a lot of explosions and computer-generated effects. Instead, just a phone call of concession -- offstage, no less -- from Martha Coakley to Scott Brown.
Youd think from the overheated commentary that this was the end of the world (as we know it). Instead of having 20 more votes in the Senate than the Republicans, the Democrats now have only 18 more votes. Run for your lives.
From the Democratic Partys point of view, losing the Senate supermajority cant be construed as a net positive. But being left with an 18-vote majority isnt usually the sort of thing that throws a party into abject despair. One side effect is that the poisonous dynamic that took hold as the Senate inched toward passing its health-care bill -- any member of the Democratic caucus could hold the entire process hostage with outlandish demands, which Majority Leader Harry Reid had to meet -- is a thing of the past.
One other observation: There is -- unfortunately, as far as Im concerned -- just one way to quickly and cleanly get health-care reform signed and delivered, and that is for the House to pass the Senate bill. Thats a lot for House progressives to stomach, but its hard for me to imagine that any Democrat will be better off this fall after having promised a reform bill and not delivered. And while it would be possible to get better legislation through the simple-majority budget reconciliation gambit, I wouldnt advise Democrats to spend another two or three months on the subject of health care -- not if they want to avoid the next Apocalypse.
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You just got served.
“This was a victory for the tea party, not so much the republican party”
Eugene Robinson on MSNBC
Watching this sourpuss on TV was one of the highlights of last evening.
Denial is a powerful thing - and is deadly in politics... Keep your head the sand Gene... You’ll hardly notice when the your body is swept away and your head is still buried...
Gene, you just got teabagged. How did it taste?
You just keep thinking that, bucko. If the dems actually ram through this healthcare mess with their usual underhanded tricks, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Robinson seems only interested in concentrating on earthly politics - and only one brand of those at that.
Enjoy your rewards here on Earth, Gene.
Yeah right. The Supreme Court would rule that bill as unconstitutional well before it goes into effect.
Can’t a meteorite or something hit this guy in the head?