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Democrats planning to respond to MA senate loss by stabbing themselves in the face

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At times like this I am glad I am not a US citizen, despite my ever-increasing admiration for the spectacle of their politics. Republicans have won Ted Kennedy’s former blue-ribbon Democratic senate seat, giving the Republicans a 41-seat blocking minority. The deafening consensus from Washington commentators is that this was a referendum on healthcare reforms, and now it must stop. This is in spite of the fact that Massachusetts already has pretty much the exact reforms in place that are being proposed at a national level, reforms that are broadly popular and even supported (at the state level) by the new Republican senator.

So, despite the fact that the US House could still just pass the bill without making any revisions that would require another senate vote, it looks like Democrats are going to do their best to make the worst of it. Jon Stewart is pretty annoyed, although still hilarious. And frankly if I was Obama I would probably be hurling some chairs against the wall in the Oval Office.

At this point I was glad to find a Sydney food blog where someone had made a Mondrian cake slice. How cool!

Written by Francis

January 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm

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