A whiff of corruption: Kent Conrad says no, of course you can’t pass Obamacare through reconciliation. And it has to go through his committee, so…
I’ve said for a while liberal wonks like Jonathon Cohn were underestimating the collegial tradition in the Senate, and sure enough it turns out they aren’t going to change all the rules in the name of rank partisanship, especially for a bill that is opposed 2:1 in some polls.
Start building a funeral celebration pyre, but keep your stakes handy.