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  •  I am familiar with the over/mis-interpreted (0+ / 0-)

    remarks you cite.  Ezra Klein had this to say about the statement you quote:

    Some freaked out over this, saying that Obama was admitting the possibility of failure. Others saw a brilliant strategy for moving forward. For now, count me in neither camp.

    First, I think it's nuts to trip out over Obama admitting the possibility of failure. In case you haven't noticed, failure is a possibility. A real one.

    More important was Obama's insistence on a vote. This is the first time I've heard the president demand an actual vote, and I take that as an enormously positive step. As I've said before, the likeliest death for health-care reform is that it slinks quietly off the front of the agenda. If Democrats have to take a vote, they have to find a way to pass this thing. If they don't have to take a vote, they can let it die without ever admitting they killed it. I'd call this the news in the president's remarks.

    So, you can see why I don't accept your interpretation that Obama has declared HCR "probably dead."

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

    by seanwright on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 09:01:28 PM PST

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