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So…a super majority could not do the trick so now the Dems will do, so they say, what they should have done long, long ago.  That is use the tactic of Reconciliation.  Now can we take that “Bipartisan” horse and put it in the barn?

The Hill notes:

Reid: Dems Will Use 50-Vote Tactic To Finish Healthcare In 60 Days

Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said.

Reid said that congressional Democrats would likely opt for a procedural tactic in the Senate allowing the upper chamber to make final changes to its healthcare bill with only a simple majority of senators, instead of the 60 it takes to normally end a filibuster.

As Jon Stewart said, the Bush administration did not have a super majority and they did whatever the f@#k they wanted.  Have the Dems finally decided to put down their Whiffle bats and play hardball?

Republicans have protested the maneuver as a hyperpartisan tactic to ram through a health bill, and have said that plans to use the reconciliation process make moot a bipartisan summit at the White House this week, where both GOP and Democratic leaders are supposed to present their ideas on healthcare.

Somebody call whine-0ne-0ne.  We need a whaaaaambulance.  The GOP has clearly shown their idea of bipartisanship is the Dems kowtowing to them and the GOP saying no to every thing proposed by this administration.  Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way. 

Or, in this case, get run over.

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