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Guaranteed; Initial Senate Bill Will Not Have A Public Option

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It's just about a 100% certainty that the draft of the senate bill that goes out to the floor for a vote, first facing filibuster, will not include the public option.

That way, Lieberman, Baucus and the gang of Republicrats will have no excuse help prevent the GOP filibuster. There may even be Republicans who go along, like Olympia Snowe. They will have been given cover, allowed to only vote on a bill that met the criteria they "so boldly" set.

Once the bill gets into conference, the house and senate can get together and add the public option and it will only take 51 senate votes to pass. They might even try to pull out the anti-abortion amendment, since so many of them Bluedogs who voted for the house anti-abortion amendment failed to vote for the reform bill. That's far less likely.

The question is in the way Harry Reid handles this. Lieberman and Snowe understand all this. Will they vote to pass a bill without a public option, knowing that it may be added? That's going to be the big question.


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(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)[[GIME]]... by gone on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:00:38 AM
That you can ask when you have him as a guest on y... by Kevin Gosztola on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:12:26 AM
when he said he liked the House Bill and thought i... by Steven Leser on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:12:08 PM
You mean, like, almost no Public Option, available... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:25:58 AM
If we don't have a single payer or public option f... by sandy valencour on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:47:14 AM
Rob, that is a fascinating possibility (just as is... by Douglas Drenkow on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:40:52 PM
That does not directly address the abuses and mono... by truthseeker7 on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:42:10 PM
The house bill didn't have a real public option ei... by tginmn on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 1:23:26 PM
Like clockwork every year 750,000 public employees... by Jason Paz on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 5:21:45 PM
This song is dedicated to Barack Obama who is the... by John Lorenz on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 8:50:17 PM
He came to progressives and Democrats as a politic... by Kevin Gosztola on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:30:25 PM
We should inundate the airwaves with your song and... by Jason Paz on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 3:11:15 AM
...since we've for fighting so many of these wars ... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:32:42 AM
Because while I agree some type of option should b... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 6:59:43 AM
You'd rather trust the Insurance/Big Pharma indust... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:35:59 AM
Reform is needed and controls put into place as th... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:47:58 AM