Kent Conrad Won't Be Getting Any Christmas Cards From The White House This Year . . .

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 16, 2009

But his appraisal of the political situation concerning health care reform is dead-on accurate:

A key Senate negotiator said Sunday that President Barack Obama should drop his push for a government-funded public health insurance option because the Senate will never pass it.

Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota said it was futile to continue to “chase that rabbit” due to the lack of 60 Senate votes needed to overcome a filibuster.

“The fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the United States Senate for a public option. There never have been,” Conrad said on “FOX News Sunday.”

Cue the rage of the netroots and the rest of the liberal base.

  • JamesHovland

    Let the filibuster run it's course. If our Democratic majority in the House and Senate can not pass a bill without a filibuster proof majority, they can rot there until 2010. Let the “endless” debates begin. The people need to see for themselves who all participates and enables the GOP's obstruction. We need names. If these people are as worthless as Conrad makes them out to be, it's time for new leadership. Conrad just moved himself to the top of the list of Democrats to be replaced. Who else belongs on this list? We need to let our so-called “leaders” know that if they want to be “bought and paid for” they need to work for the insurance companies, because WE won't employ them anymore.

  • JamesHovland

    Let the filibuster run it's course. If our Democratic majority in the House and Senate can not pass a bill without a filibuster proof majority, they can rot there until 2010. Let the “endless” debates begin. The people need to see for themselves who all participates and enables the GOP's obstruction. We need names. If these people are as worthless as Conrad makes them out to be, it's time for new leadership. Conrad just moved himself to the top of the list of Democrats to be replaced. Who else belongs on this list? We need to let our so-called “leaders” know that if they want to be “bought and paid for” they need to work for the insurance companies, because WE won't employ them anymore.

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