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That's what the leaders of the Democratic Party apparently believe about the need to pass health care reform.

Under the headline, "Democrats back off on health bill, say there's "no rush'," the Associated Press reported today that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said exactly that. In the same article, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, was reported to have said, "I think right now it's a timeout and the leadership is reevaluating."

I wonder if the senators have anyone in their extended families who is among the estimated 45,000 people who will die this year, while there is "no rush." That is the number of deaths that the American Journal of Public Health recently estimated to occur in the United States each year due to the lack of health insurance.

After reading the AP article, I received an email from Paul Begala on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Paul was checking in with me and other past contributors to get more money for the DCCC. In part, his plea said:

Renew your 2010 Democratic membership from the DCCC at the special rate of $25 and show the world that Democrats support strong, immediate action to block powerful corporate lobbyists from hijacking our democracy.

Still trying to deal with the cognitive dissonance between the senators' "no rush" statements and this call for "immediate action," I sent off this reply:

"Not gonna happen Paul. Fool me once ""

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Sven D. Wiberg is an attorney in private practice with an office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His practice is concentrated in the areas of criminal defense and the protection of civil liberties.
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