Yes, some Democrats are finally seeing the writing on the wall. Or are finally working up the guts to back off shoving Demcare down their constituents’ throats.
Calling the election an referendum on the “openness and integrity of our government process,” Webb wrote in a statement: “It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”
House Democrats are sounding the same note:
“The only way to go forward is to take a step back. If there isn’t any recognition that we got the message and we are trying to recalibrate and do things differently, we are not only going to risk looking ignorant but arrogant,” said Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), one of the leading advocates for health reform in the House.
“I don’t think it would be the worst thing to take a step back and say we are going to pivot to do a jobs thing” and include elements of health care reform in it, he said.