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View Diary: Why we need to hold our nose and support the Senate HCR bill (UPDATE - Senate Invokes Cloture) (55 comments)

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  •  We can scream from the top of Mount Everest. (0+ / 0-)

    But Obama and Reid have clearly made the political calculation that reconciliation would do more harm than good.  You, me, all of us can vehemently disagree with that assessment, but we all know that reconciliation is NOT going to happen.

    And if we agree that is the case, then we are left with two choices.

    Bad - Passing this bill.

    Worse - Not passing this bill.

    Moderates don't change the world. They sit and watch as the world changes around them.

    by StonyB on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 08:33:24 PM PST

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    •  If they won't use reconciliation then they can't (0+ / 0-)

      do anything substantial without eating shit.

      You make the argument that accepting the bill is bad and not doing so is worse.

      My opinion is that accepting a bad bill merely reinforces a willingness by Democrats to continue to accept bad legislation instead of fighting for good legislation.  I believe setting that trend is worse than passing the legislation.

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