Former DNC chair Howard Dean — frustrated with the Liebermanization of health care reform — is now recommending that since the Democrats can't win the game, they take their ball and go set off a dirty bomb vest that will kill all living things within a 500-yard radius…
"This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. Honestly the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill, go back to the House, start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler bill."
[Vermont Public Radio reporter Bob] Kinzel added that Dean essentially said that if Democratic leaders cave into Joe Lieberman right now they'll be left with a bill that’s not worth supporting.
Good idea, Howard Dean. I have the utmost belief that the Democrats would get this right the second time around.
Of course, I also have the utmost belief that Richard Branson is a huge fan of this blog and that eventually he's going to send a limo over to pick me up and take me away to a tropical island, where he'll pay me millions of dollars to write moderately-informed, hastily conceived political jokes for his amusement.
But, you know me. I'm an optimist.
Tags: Health Care, House of Representatives, Howard Dean, Joe Lieberman, Medicare, Senate