Palisade, on Dec 16 2009, 11:17 PM, said:
^ All the Republicans in the Senate (with the possible exception of Olympia Snowe) will vote against it so to guarantee 60 votes, every Democrat + Lieberman (an independent) has to vote for it.
Olympia Snowe may not be well-liked by the Republican Party because she speaks her mind and is an independent thinker (amusingly, she doesn't care what the GOP thinks of her). But she isn't stupid. And it'd be stupid if she signed this embarrassment of a healthcare bill. I don't think many Mainers would approve of her voting for this. I don't know this for a fact since I thought we'd pass the gay marriage law. And look how that turned out. But if there's one thing she knows well, it's Maine and what we find important.
Nick, on Dec 17 2009, 11:50 AM, said:
What we have instead is an insurance-company-run government.
Yup. And that's much, MUCH worse.
Edited by NeuralClone, 17 December 2009 - 01:03 PM.