With Their Supermajority Gone, Democrats Move On To...Health Care!?

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When Scott Brown was sworn in this afternoon, Democrats officially lost their supermajority in the Senate. So what did its leaders, in this case President Obama, do to celebrate? Talk about health care, of course.

At a party fundraiser earlier tonight, Obama called on Republicans to bring their ideas to the table and combine them with the legislation that emerges from the House and Senate bills that were passed last year. He thinks, for some reason, that this is going to lead to progress rather than bickering and grandstanding.

"What I'd like to do is to have a meeting whereby I'm sitting with the Republicans, sitting with the Democrats, sitting with health care experts, and let's just go through these bills -- their ideas, our ideas -- and walk through them and in a methodical way so that the American people can see and compare," Obama said.

"And then I think we've got to go ahead and move forward on a vote," he added. "We've got to move forward on a vote."


Yes, a vote. That's what we all need. Either pass it or don't. And then, for the love of G.O.B., move on.

Obama calls for talks with GOP on health care, then vote by Congress [CNN]