A far Left cable TV host blabs what many libs are undoubtedly thinking to themselves about tomorrow’s special election in Massachusetts, but won’t say out loud, via Radio Equalizer Brian Maloney:
Related: Dems are pondering what to do with Sen. Paul Kirk, Teddy Kennedy’s hand-picked seat holder, if Scott Brown wins:
“Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote for Democratic health care legislation, according to Republican attorneys,” [Fred] Barnes, the Weekly Standard’s executive editor, wrote on the conservative magazine’s website Saturday night. “Based on Massachusetts law, Senate precedent, and the U.S. Constitution, Republican attorneys said Kirk will no longer be a senator after election day, period.”
So if Brown wins and Democrats vote on reform before he is seated, they will have to defend the rushed vote and, now, the legitimacy of Kirk’s clutch 60th vote.
Fearing a political backlash in the Senate, Democrats could try to pass the Senate bill through the House with no changes, sending it straight to President Barack Obama’s desk. But that is still considered a last-ditch maneuver fraught with its own perils.
Health care insiders see an even bigger problem should Brown win on Tuesday – nervous Senate Democratic moderates reconsidering their support for the bill.