Greg Sargent has this from Howard Dean’s pre-recorded interview set to air later this afternoon on Vermont Public Radio:
“This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. Honestly the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill, go back to the House, start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler bill.”
Meanwhile, Rep. Anthony Weiner, who last week made waves by declaring the proposed Medicare expansion “an unvarnished, complete victory for people like me who have been arguing for a single-payer system,” is now blasting Obama for allowing moderates to dictate the content of the bill.
In a statement on his website, he says:
“Snowe? Stupak? Lieberman? Who left these people in charge? It’s time for the President to get his hands dirty. Some of us have compromised our compromised compromise. We need the President to stand up for the values our party shares. We must stop letting the tail wag the dog of this debate.”
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