Howard Dean has a simple message for Holy Joe: either vote for cloture or hand over your gavel. Let's hope many, many more high-profile Dems take up that refrain.
Digby has the best quote of the day I've seen in quite some time:
And in case that didn't have you laughing hard enough, here's Palin getting pwnd by Canada's version of Jon Stewart.From a commenter at Krugman's blog:
With all of the comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis, young people are beginning to think that the allied powers defeated Nazi Germany because Germany had too much health care.
Blue Cross Blue Shield's little scheme to whip its customers into a frenzy of anti-health care reform fear is backfiring badly. Customers aren't scared, but pissed. And it seems a lot of agencies are suddenly very interested in probing the company. Just to prove the point that insurance company fools rush in where other insurance company fools have already tread and tripped, another BCBS entity is now trying the ol' whip-your-customers-into-a-frenzy tactic. They'll never learn.
Which is why I'm still skeptical of triggers, but there might come a time when a trigger's a good idea.
Bobby Jindal doesn't want any Teabaggers to know he's the one who wanted Landrieu to stuff the health care bill full of cash for Louisiana.
And, finally, if you were wondering why Ben Nelson voted for cloture, let's just put it this way: it has a lot to do with him being shit-scared Harry Reid will force reform though with budget reconciliation. Ooo, leverage.