EJ Dionne notices something:
Chuck Todd of NBC made a superb point on “Hardball” last night that everyone should pay attention to. He noted that absolutely no one is proposing to pass a health-care bill under the “reconciliation process,” that is, with a majority rather than 60 votes in the Senate.
Does that surprise you? Chuck’s point is that the health care bill already passed the Senate with 60 votes last December.
Welcome to the party, EJ. That won’t stop your idiot colleagues from repeating the GOP talking points about this “unprecedented” use of reconciliation “jam” this down our throats. I fully expect half the editorials at your own paper to advance that nonsense.
And you won’t say anything to refute them, despite having some pretty nice editorial real estate. Those sorts of confrontations just don’t happen in the Village.