IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
Talking Points Memo:
In Delaying Health Care GOP Wants To Force August Repeat Over Holiday Break
August was bad for Democrats, and Republicans aiming to delay the Senate health care bill until after Christmas hope the holiday break will be even worse.
TPMDC checked in with Republican sources and some Democrats who say lawmakers could face the cold shoulder at best or angry constituents reminiscent of the summer town halls at worst if they leave town without voting on the bill.
That's exactly what the GOP is aiming for - a dual win of headline-grabbing theater and delay - in the latest effort to read Sen. Bernie Sanders' amendment for single-payer health care (which has no chance of passing) word-for-word on the Senate floor....
So Merry Christmas, America! Peace on earth, goodwill toward men!