“We’re not going to make our guys walk off the cliff without seeing what the hell the Senate does”
So, here it is, the first signs that the Carville-let-health-reform-die-in-the-senate-and-blame-the-republicans-strategy is being pursued.
The quote is from a Politico article saying how the Democrats in the House are confident they will have the votes to pass their health care reform, after they make changes to the bill. (What else would the Democratic House leadership say?)
However, at the very end of the Politico article is the most important part:
“We’re not going to make our guys walk off the cliff without seeing what the hell the Senate does,” said one House Democratic leadership aide.
Hmmmm, if the House Leadership is serious about not sacrificing its own Members of Congress on the altar of Obamacare (which, frankly, remains to be seen) then the U.S. Senate just became ground zero.