Aug 25, 2009

Ted Kennedy Dead, Health Care Goes With Him

No one will start talking about this until tomorrow, but healthcare just died with Ted Kennedy. The Democrats now only have 59 votes in the Senate. They cannot stop a filibuster now. This is one reason Republicans wanted to prolong the process.
Under a 2004 Massachusetts law, a special election must be held 145 to 160 days after a Senate seat becomes vacant. The winner of that election would serve the remainder of a senator's unexpired term.
So, that's January before a replacement will be elected. And who knows - the new Senator may be a blue dog. January is a long ways off. How much more information will be put out by the insurance companies and Republicans for our shockingly stupid citizens to absorb into their weasel sized brains?

Health care is done.

It's a disaster. One the idiots in the White House and in charge of Congress should have seen coming a long time ago. I did, so they should have.

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