Olympia Snowe just tried to kill health care reform

McJoan has the details. But in a nutshell, Snowe just voted for a cute little trick that would have effectively killed putting the bill on Reconciliation. Meaning, the bill would then have to pass with 60 votes to break a GOP filibuster, and since no GOP Senators are supporting the bill, unless we get Kennedy’s replacement any time soon, and get all Dems voting together (that will be the day), the bill would be dead.

As Joan points out, Olympia Snowe is not a good faith partner. She may be a moderate in her soul, but her soul never has the courage to vote the right way.

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