Brown wins; Dems look to nuclear option as means to get health care passed

Whether you support health care reform or not, wouldn’t the election of Republican Scott Brown in MA seem like a signal to slow things down?

Apparently Senate Democrats don’t think so. Senator Dick Durbin wants to get the bill signed before Brown can get into town and laid out a couple of ways to do it.

I suspect GOP strategists are torn. They don’t like the health care options but if the Dems ram something through, prospects for the midterm election should improve to an even more optimistic level.

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  • Lynn David

    I’m not sure. I think it was a signal to the democrat to get her head out of her posterior and talk to people. She was certainly an awful candidate.

  • College Jay

    I think it was a combination of both. Brown ran a good campaign and Coakley ran a weak one, but I also think this could be a sign of a general backlash against the Democratic party.

  • David Farrell

    I think that this is a precursor of November. Especially if the Dems push this through without seating Brown. There will be heck to pay at the poles. The dems need to realize that the majority of Americans are not behind a governmental takeover of the health care system or the major deficits they are creating.

    They need to come back mid center and quit catering to the extremists in their party and hopefully one day the Republicans will do the same.

  • Mary

    I doubt the Dems will ram something through. That just doesn’t seem right. However, I would like to see more cooperation from the Republicans.

  • Jayhuck

    When it comes to healthcare reform, as much as it is needed, I think we are going to have to wait until things get worse for everyone – until everyone starts to hurt a great deal from rising healthcare costs. People seem to want reform but no one wants to compromise – no one wants to lose what they have – no one wants to make a sacrifice for the future of healthcare. Things are bad in health care and they continue to get worse, but maybe its not worth making an effort to change until we absolutely HAVE to?

  • Lynn David

    It might be worthy of note that Brown voted for the Massachusetts health care system.

  • Jayhuck

    Interesting Lynn :)