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  •  Perhaps I overreacted. (0+ / 0-)

    But I think it's a mistake to try to make this about the public option at this point. Right now the message to the house should be "pass the senate bill" period. I think this strategy makes it seem as though support for the bill should be conditioned on the addition of a public option.

    "Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself." Psalms 50:21 h/t R. Browning

    by seanwright on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 01:50:10 PM PST

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    •  So you question the strategy (0+ / 0-)

      of saying these things out loud now, for fear of what?

      •  Well, it says it was circulated to Senate (0+ / 0-)

        Chiefs of Staff and I suppose it doesn't directly tell the house to hold up the bill until the senate adds a p o through reconciliation but it seemed implicit in the memo to me. It said "step 1, senate passes a reconciliation bill". My strategy memo to Credo, et al would be: step 1, push the house to pass the senate bill, step 2, push to get a public option tacked on at some point in the near future through reconciliation if possible.  

        "Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself." Psalms 50:21 h/t R. Browning

        by seanwright on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 03:44:57 PM PST

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        •  I don't care what order they pass things (1+ / 0-)
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          but I am fully in support of pressing for good fixes in Reconciliation, as long as the alternative isn't nothing.

          •  Ditto that. (0+ / 0-)

            I just would like to see maximum pressure applied to locking in passage of something before we start worrying about the bells & whistles.

            "Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself." Psalms 50:21 h/t R. Browning

            by seanwright on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 05:46:29 PM PST

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            •  One thing to consider, though (0+ / 0-)

              is that the progressive wing of the party can exert more pressure by pressing for the fix before signing onto the Senate version.

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