Culture War Dispatches

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Profiles in Courage

When the Republicans were in power, it was called the "nuclear option." Now it's called "reconciliation," or "majority vote" in today's euphemistic Boston Globe headline, "Democrats lay path to pass [health] bill in majority vote." The Globe quotes Nancy Pelosi: “We need to have the courage to get this job done." The reason she needs courage is because the bill is so unpopular with voters. A better headline might have been, "Democrats lay path to pass bill in defiance of majority of voters."

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