Thursday, August 20, 2009
# Posted 8:29 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
The Blue America money helps make the promise to vote against any bill without a public option more credible. Right now, no one believes it. Everybody thinks that, in the end, liberals will cave and vote for it regardless. But with this money in place, which is going to people on condition that they vote against any bill without a public option, it makes it genuinely hard for them to turn around and vote Yes after all. It helps turn a meaningless threat into a credible one.We can only hope. Also, Kevin explains the politics of the Democratic proposal to split the healthcare reform package into two bills.
Cross-posted at Conventional Folly (4) opinions -- Add your opinion
That's pretty stupid. The conservative dems don't care if a bill passes or not. What exactly do progressives think they are threatening them with?
It gets them off the hook if progressives vote against a health care bill.
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