So the Senate is moving forward, and once again congrats are due to all the grassroots activists who have been keeping the pressure on. Still, it’s a little unclear how much it really means, given the procedural hurdles that still lie ahead and the shakiness of the support from the likes of Sen. Lieberman. If I understand this right, the reform forces beat a filibuster to block the start of debate but could still face one to block actual progress toward vote?
Mitchell Bard: It’s Too Early to Celebrate the Senate Health Care Vote
New York Times on Blanche Lincoln:
Senator Cements Role at Heart of Health Debate
Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic calls Sen. Reid’s version of healthcare, which many progressives see as too deep a compromise,
A Milestone In the Health Care Journey. The Atlantic is also running a poll asking How Important Is the Vote?