Gerry Canavan

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More for Wednesday

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* The Catholic Church cancels all spousal health benefits within Washington, D.C., in order to avoid giving gay married people benefits. This is the same organization that already threatened to stop all charity in the city if marriage equality became law and which really did shut down its orphanages rather than let gay people adopt. This is what loving your neighbor is all about. Via MeFi.

* I’ve said many times before that health care passes in a vote or dies in silence. If Democrats didn’t think they had the numbers, they wouldn’t bring the bill to the floor. Instead, they’d swear their fealty to the project but turn their attention to other priorities and schedule their speeches on other subjects. But that’s not happening. Democrats are setting up their process, giving speeches and interviews, adding Republican ideas, and setting new deadlines. They’re bringing this to a vote. And that means they’re confident that they’ll win the vote. My inclination is to say not even the Democrats can screw this up, but of course they’ll just take that as a challenge. Here’s more from Jonathan Chait.

* Whales, it turns out, are carbon sinks.

* Mitt Romney is an all-time gold-medalist flip-flopper. Or, more directly, a liar.

* Bottled water sales fall for the first time in five years. Great!

* Judge Confirmed 99-0 After 124 Day Delay. Ladies and gentlemen, your U.S. Senate.

* And Sarah Palin makes another run at making my brain explode. Keep at it, Madame Governor, you’re almost there…

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  1. Did you see the NY Times article about how Republicans’ new narrative is that passing healthcare is going to cost Dems senate seats in 2010? Cynicism at its worst: take an almost-guaranteed fact – the Dems are going to lose seats – and pin it on a bill you don’t like – healthcare – and then you can muster a stupid political narrative about how the dems are going against the will of the people. Ugh.

    Alex

    March 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

  2. Yeah, it’s clever spin. The party can’t govern but they’re really good at controlling the narrative.

    gerrycanavan

    March 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm


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