Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dems Are Bluffing About Reconciliation Threat


I love a good, optimistic attitude, and that is why I loved this Red State article:
Maybe the Dems are waking up to the toxic politics of their health deform (H/T Erickson) and WaPo linked to above is reporting the Dems working feverishly to cut some kind of deal that gets 218 and 60 to try and get it off the front page.

It is beyond bizarre and illustrative of the fact THEY DON’T GET IT that they think passing something the public hates will make them hate it, and the Dems, less.

Reconciliation would keep health care on the front pages (again) for months — because the Dems would have to start over at the Committee level. Oh boy, BIG FUN. It would be like crawling over glass for the Dems (uh, more light bulbs please — they are so FUN break.)

(For the record, yes, I still think — as I have since Obama was elected — that ObamaCare will not pass, and that no health care reform will pass this Congress. I am still annoyed every time I hear — something will pass. I’m at Nyet it won’t — regardless of the outcome of the Scott race.)

First, the Dem members would revolt — er, whine a lot (since they have proven they don’t revolt) if any move was made to pass health care via reconciliation.

But, the political consultant class — those responsible for re-electing and electing Dems would revolt — President Obama’s Captain Ahab routine with the health-care-white-whale notwithstanding.

In a nutshell, reconciliation ain’t gonna happen. Van Hollen is a smart guy, but he’s bluffing.


Hat Tip Red State.

17 comments:

Teresa said...

I hope it isn't a bluff. I would love to see the Dems walking or crawling on broken glass. Gee, I could just visualize that right now. I am enjoying this dream. I think the Dems need to go through something just as painful as they are making the American people go through right now.

Ramblings From a Young American said...

I love this picture.

*saved*

WoFat said...

Wonderful graphic. As a cat owner, I know that reality is not something with which cats are familiar.

Chris W said...

This smacks of shooting yourself in the foot to gain sympathy.

It ain't gonna work.

Opus #6 said...

Teresa, then it would have to drag out for at least a year to be fair.

Opus #6 said...

Ramblings, I couldn't resist it myself.

Opus #6 said...

Wofat, they are cute that way.

Opus #6 said...

Chris W, they used up their sympathy card long ago.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great pic!

I hope that they are bluffing. I'm worried about what might happen if they're not. My personal plan, in that case, is to head to Washington and join the inevitable march.

Opus #6 said...

Fuzzy, I am not surprised to hear you say that. Do you have Twitter on your cell phone? Do you have a Blackberry? I will need hourly updates, lol!

Amusing Bunni said...

Cool Post, Opie, and of course I love that Picture.
It is so funny to see the dems squirm now.
The democrats are revolting!
Well, either way, they ARE REVOLTING ;-)

Nickie Goomba said...

I hope you're right, Ope. A lot hinges on Tuesday's results, and I suspect that the Dems are staying up late forging absentee ballots and destroying military ballots. They run Boston and every door is open to them.

WoFat said...

Obama-san wants a revolution. If he's not careful he may get one.

Opus #6 said...

Bunni, the dems are revolting in both senses of the word. Actually, the dems who are willing to speak out for what is right instead of blindly following their leaders are gaining my respect.

Opus #6 said...

Nickie, don't you come here spewing Eeyore-ish pessimism.

Repeat after me. Scott Brown will win on Tuesday. Scott Brown will win on Tuesday. Scott Brown will win on Tuesday.

Opus #6 said...

Wofat, Obama has already launched a revolution. Health care reform would have been a 30 page bill addressing pre-existing conditions, insurance portability and tort reform. His 2000+ page manifesto is a revolution. And Americans know it.

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

Matt over at conservative hide out has a really good idea for exposing voter fraud.

http://conservativehideout.com/wordpress/2010/01/18/can-the-massachusetts-miracle-be-stolen/comment-page-1/

Besides fuzzy, who else do we know of that is close to Massachusetts?