From TPM, a huge and now disillusioned supporter of heath care reform
Speaker Pelosi just said “I don’t see the votes for [passing the Senate bill] at this time.” In other words, plug pulled. Health care reform over.
Would have been nice to know back in January they didn’t have the fortitude for this.
Doug Henwood in a Facebook post commenting on the Brown victory
The Dems are a party of capital that has to pretend that it isn’t. That’s what’s behind their awfulness – not a lack of brains or backbone or any other essential organ.
The Dems play soft cop to the Repub hard cop. On most issues they are joined at the hip. That’s why the Dems don’t fight much. At the congressional level, they are basically complicit and in agreement with the Repubs.