Friday, March 19, 2010

Doctor, doctor, give me the news

Think this is really the end of the reform bill. I got the news first from Ezra who posted the CBO report this morning. As he said later in a follow-up piece, no one has an excuse to vote no after the numbers came out.
Democrats got the score they needed, and now they can go to their liberals and say that this is closer to universality than we've ever been, and they can go to their conservatives and say this does more for deficit reduction than has ever been done, and both things will be true.
Meanwhile the Republicians, far right wingers and sadly some "kill the bill" progressives have been melting down. The level of panic is awe inspiring and I expect it will only get more frantic right up until the vote on Sunday.

I finally saw the clips on Obama's Fox interview. Cleary Baier is a ill-mannered jerk, but as I said at DetNews, I wasn't that impressed one way or the other. Our President handled him well.

Speaking of Fox, I found this account of how two guys at Slate put an ad on Glen Beck fascinating. Apparently anyone with a few hundred bucks can design their own ads and get a million views on national TV.

Meanwhile, CSPAN puts their entire archives on line. I didn't realize it wasn't already there until now but people have been playing with it, digging out old footage.

And if politics is driving you crazy and you think you need to escape to some remote exotic location, is the place to go for tips on trips. Great blog even if you're just an armchair traveller.

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Anonymous Jeffery Patch said...

Thanks for the plug Libby :)

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

You're welcome Jeff. Great site.

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