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Lieberman and Graham - House Bill DOA in Senate

Well that was quick.   Both Liebermann and Gramnesty are calling the bill effectually DOA.

"Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the health care bill passed last night by the House of Representatives is "dead on arrival to the Senate." Graham argued that the House bill was "written for liberals, by liberals. "Just look at how it passed; it passed 220 to 215. It passed by two votes. You had [39] Democrats vote against the bill," Graham told "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer Sunday. He also admitted that if it were to come down to it, he would join his independent colleague Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in filibustering a bill including the so-called public option should it come to the Senate floor. "The House bill is a non-starter in the Senate," he added. "I just think the construct out of the House and what exists in the Senate is not going to pass, and I hope and pray it doesn't because it would be a disaster for the economy and health care," Graham concluded."

 Liebermann echos:

LIEBERMAN: A public option plan is unnecessary. It has been put forward, I’m convinced, by people who really want the government to take over all of health insurance. They’ve got a right to do that; I think that would be wrong. But worse than that, we have a problem even greater than the health insurance problems, and that is a debt — $12 trillion today, projected to be $21 trillion in 10 years. 
 WALLACE: So at this point, I take it, you’re a “no” vote in the Senate? 
 LIEBERMAN: If the public option plan is in there, as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote because I believe debt can break America and send us into a recession that’s worse than the one we’re fighting our way out of today. I don’t want to do that to our children and grandchildren.

Which makes you wonder why Pelosi put it up in the first place.  There is NO chance that the House Bill sees light in the Senate.  So what gives?

Simple, call it menopause, cattiness, whatever, but Pelosi's move did nothing except to show just how weak the Democrat's plan is and how much resistance it will face.

I've got a feeling that Dems are cussing her today.


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