Friday, March 12, 2010

The Reconciliation Option

Ezra Klein makes a strong point:
But the proper way to decide this is with a vote. Sen. Bernard Sanders has promised to bring the public option up in an amendment to the reconciliation package. Good. And if it passes, then Republicans can take a good, long look in the mirror and ask themselves if forcing the Democrats to use a reconciliation strategy rather than compromising to make the bill friendlier to conservative insights was really such a good idea. I don't think it would be the worst thing in the world if relentless obstruction imposed policy costs on Republicans.

Democrats - and the political discourse, generally - have much to gain by telegraphing a simple message on the tenor of negotiations ahead - play nice or pay a price.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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