Though President Obama was hoping for bipartisan ideas for fixing health care yesterday, he acknowledged that “he might be left with a partisan path forward.” “Is there enough serious effort that in a month’s time, or a few week’s time, or six weeks’ time, we could actually resolve something?” asked Obama. “If we can’t, we’ve got to go ahead and make some decisions, and then that’s what elections are for.” In other words, health care is going to happen. Bills have already passed the House and Senate, and reconciliation will only be used to make small changes in the already-passed Senate bill - passed with 60 votes - regardless of the hysterical lies Republicans are telling about "nuclear options." If anything, this is a weak half-measure, not being single-payer and not even having a public option since Obama cut a deal with the hospitals to ensure there would be no public option.
In Strange news...Radio host Lou Dobbs said yesterday on his show that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) was “utterly vindicated” in his denial of climate science and that he deserves a round of applause. Dobbs said, “This man was absolutely alone in resisting a wave of popular fantasy that was climate change and global warming." Apparently we need an IQ test for talk show hosts, too.