Health Care Reform will pass through reconciliation, and that’s the most important thing to take away from Maddow’s clip, but she really does a thorough job in exposing the hypocrisy being employed to try to undermine the process.

Par exemple:

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) now opposes the health insurance mandate he proposed.

(Yes, his own idea!!!!)

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) denounces reconciliation even though he’s been a willing participant in the process many times before.

(It’s okay when he does it.  Just not Democrats.)

And Senator John McCain (R-AZ) wants reconciliation rules changed to stop the process from being used as a means to get around a filibusters involving “entitlement” programs…

(Yes, even though he’s done it.)

But Maddow really skewers Senator Orrin Hatch and his Washington Post oped piece on how reconciliation will just undo the legislative process.

(Hatch only participated in reconciliation in ’89, ’95, ’96 ’97, ’97, ’99,  00′, ’01, ’03, ’05, ’05, and ’07. )

Just how riddled in falsehoods is Hatch’s oped piece?  The Atlantic Wire counts the ways.

And just to insure a complete and total Republican conniption fit…the money-saving public option is picking up steam as part of reconciliation.

Ha. Ha.


26 thoughts on “Health Care Reform is Gonna Pass

  1. In my dream world, Obama comes out this afternoon and says, “I’ve given a lot of thought to this whole health care deal. It’s been a year of backstabbing, lies, deceptions, and hypocrisy on both sides, and the bill that’s on the table is actually pretty lousy with special interest deals and really bad compromises with the Republicans, who really haven’t contributed anything except grief and hypocrisy. They say they want to start over. Okay. We’re gonna start over, and I’m pushing this new plan one hundred percent. I’m in it to win it, and if the Republicans don’t like it, they can just go live in a country with a health insurance system as backwards and destructive as what we’ve got and what they propose. The new plan I’m announcing today: Medicare for all. Thank you very much. Questions?”

    Oh oh. Crap. I’m back in reality.

      • I’m out of clever things to say. I exhausted myself with a couple of long post comments over at the Lion. Ildi’s doing battle there with a fellow from the corporate world. Seems an okay guy, except for the brownies. Anyway, my fingers are numb and I haven’t even gotten to my CSS studies yet. Oh, sigh.

  2. I loved seeing a woman holding a sign at a rally against the measure (specifically the public option) that read ‘Don’t let the Socialists take my Medicare’ … amusing in all the wrong ways …

  3. Tactics for effect v just discussing the d*** issue really kills me.

    If health care reform is a winning issue, then freaking just embrace the darn thing — the UK Tories have. Be different than the Democrats over something else.

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