Diary

"patch" and "sidecar reconciliation" - Dem scheme for enacting HCR ASAP

Their schemes are starting to crawl out from under a rock. FDL is trying to forget about getting creamed in Mass and wants more cheerful news about how to cram HCR down Americans’ throats.

The plan appears to be this:
1. Senate passes a “patch” to the current Senate plan with 51 votes. (They must be afraid Biden would screw up and vote the wrong way so don’t want to risk a 50-50 tie.)
2. Then the House passes the “patched” Senate bill and sends it to Obama.

David Shuster is trying to get over his depression tonight by tweeting about it as a promo for his show tomorrow.