January 19, 2010

OH, IT'S HISTORIC ALRIGHT:

Democrats' health care quest has soured (CHARLES BABINGTON, 1/19/10, The Associated Press)

Democratic lawmakers who once saw health care overhaul as a historic quest are now anxious about getting the debate behind them, with Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate race underscoring how hard and joyless the effort has become. [...]

Even if the health legislation survives, the Massachusetts experience may erode congressional support for other priorities of President Barack Obama, such as energy and climate-change bills.

A Brown victory on Tuesday could quickly kill Obama's chief domestic priority, because Republicans could block further Senate action on health care with a filibuster. That would leave the White House and Democratic lawmakers with options ranging from bad to horrible.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2010 7:08 AM
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