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  •  The FDLers did not rejoice (5+ / 0-)

    They reported on polls that showed that part of the reason Scott Brown won was anger by Democrats (not FDLers but ordinary Democrats) with the failure to get healthcare through with a public option (Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly favor a public option).

    And they hoped that the Democrats would get the right message instead of the wrong message from the Scott Brown victory.

    Fortunately, the president and the Congress has gotten the message that not passing healthcare reform is political suicide.

    All folks (and not just FDLers) are asking for now is an up-or-down roll-call vote in the Senate (which with 41 Republicans can occur only through reconciliation) on the public option.  It's time we found out which side Congressional Democrats are really on.

    There are cynics and commenters on lots of web sites whose mantra seemed to be "Kill the bill", but it is dishonest to say that that was the primary goal of FDL and its frontpagers.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 05:34:51 AM PST

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