No big surprise here after the events in the days and hours leading up to the vote. Lieberman and Nelson caved and then the Southern Belles sealed the deal.
The Senate voted along party lines Saturday night to overcome a Republican filibuster and bring to the floor a bill that would overhaul the nation’s health-care system.
After days of indecision, the last two Democratic holdouts — Sens. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) and Mary Landrieu (La.) — joined their caucus in supporting a motion to begin debate. The 60 to 39 vote marks a milestone in the decades-old quest for health-care reform, President Obama’s top legislative priority.
We all know about the 3 million reasons why Landrieu voted for the bill, but Lincoln has no excuse. Her approval rating is tanking in Arkansas and if the bill passes (God forbid), her constituents can place the blame on her for allowing it to move forward.
Battle lost, but the war rages on.
Melt the phones – don’t let up.
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