“I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results. If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, that approach is no longer appropriate. I am hopeful that some Republican Senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well-served by the health care status quo. But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened. Going forward, I hope there will be a serious effort to change the Senate rule which means that 59 votes are not enough to pass major legislation, but those are the rules by which the health care bill was considered, and it would be wrong to change them in the middle of the process.”
What this tells me is that Barney Frank has figured out that if Ted Kennedy’s seat can turn RED his ass is grass. Make no mistake Barney will be fine with going ahead with healthcare reform, so long as he has Republican cover. Since there are no Republicans willing to go along with the current version of the bill, ObamaCare can not count of Barney's vote.
If Barney Frank is not willing to stick his neck out for ObamaCare, I severely doubt Nancy Pelosi can scrounge up 218 Democrats foolish enough to pass the Senate version of the bill.
You will remember from the summer, that Barney Frank was Mr. Arrogant. That is because he thought he was sitting pretty in the very blue state of Massachusetts. Oh, what a difference a year makes. Something tells me old fatso will be eating may slices of humble pie between now and November.
I wonder what if John Kerry will have the same reaction?
Via: American Spectator