Sunday, January 17, 2010

Democrats Threaten Nuclear Option if Brown Wins

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, recently stated in an interview on Bloomberg television that if Republican Scott Brown wins the Massachusetts senate seat, vacated by last summer's passing of Ted Kennedy, the Democrats will ram through the very unpopular health care bill by pushing the so-called "nuclear option button" of reconciliation. “Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation.” said Van Hollen, who stands by his belief that Brown's Democratic challenger, Martha Coakley, will win. Regardless of the outcome, Van Hollen made clear his party's intention of overruling the desire of an overwhelming majority of Americans who do not want this health care bill to pass by stating, “Getting health-care reform passed is important.”
Important enough to endure a millstone on the Democrat partys neck for the next twenty years? We shall see.

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