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  •  Rahm's stupid comment may turn out to be a good (7+ / 0-)

    thing in the end.  It has woke up the Democrats and put them into fighting mode both in the Congress and in the grassroots.

    1.  Reid has come out today to say to Baucus STOP CHASING REPUBLICAN VOTES.

    Reid, whose leadership is considered crucial if President Barack Obama is to deliver on his promise of enacting health care reform this year, offered the directive to Baucus through an intermediary after consulting with Senate Democratic leaders during Tuesday morning’s regularly scheduled leadership meeting. Baucus was meeting with Finance ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Tuesday afternoon to relay the information.

    According to Democratic sources, Reid told Baucus that taxing health benefits and failing to include a strong government-run insurance option of some sort in his bill would cost 10 to 15 Democratic votes; Reid told Baucus it wasn’t worth securing the support of Grassley and at best a few additional Republicans.

    Obama 6/19/09: "(Iranian) demonstrations...(are) a testimony to...what Dr. King called the arc of the moral universe. It's long but it bends towards justice".

    by Drdemocrat on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 03:42:00 PM PDT

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