Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Reconciliation Dance

From Talk Left here.

In private, Reid is still alluding to the use of reconciliation on HCR reports The Hill:

During a Nov. 19 news conference, Reid told reporters: “I am not using reconciliation.” But centrists are skeptical that Reid’s public stance means the threat of reconciliation has passed. “Some, citing comments from Sen. Reid, say reconciliation is off the table,” [Nebraska Senator Ben] Nelson wrote [in a Omaha newspaper Op-Ed]. “But it will be right back on the table if we allow the normal Senate parliamentary procedures to break down.”

Perhaps Reid is playing this properly. As Roland Hedley, Jr. says, time will tell.

[UPDATE] See here.

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