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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:25 PM
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Wanted For Attempted Murder: Kent Conrad

Wanted For Attempted Murder: Kent Conrad

by publius

In light of this*, I think it's worth asking whether Kent Conrad is affirmatively trying to kill health coverage reform. For one, he's just incorrect -- the two-track bill is completely doable, and reconciliation has been used commonly in recent years. Second, why say this? Why say something that so obviously undermines the leadership, the party, the reform efforts, etc. If that's what you think, just shut up about it for a while.

When law students learn about murder, they learn that you generally need to kill knowingly -- that is, the prosecution must show that the defendant actually intended to kill the victim.

In some cases, however, a defendant can be so utterly reckless that he is assumed to have knowledge. For instance, if I drive drunk really fast down a crowded street, I might not have knowingly tried to kill someone. But because I was so knowingly reckless -- so oblivious to the obvious risks -- I could still be charged.

That's basically what Conrad is doing. If he's not knowingly trying to kill reform, he's acting with such an extreme recklessness that we might as well assume that he is.

In either case, he is a corrupt and immoral man who needs a primary challenger rather than an appointment as a lead Democratic negotiator on health coverage reform.



Conrad: Congress can't pass two different health care bills

Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said he doesn't think Congress can pass two different health care bills.

"I think it's very unlikely... for that to work," Conrad said. "When you look at the legislative agenda it's very hard to see how you put two packages through and coordinate them well."

Conrad said it is "very clear" that the public option "does not have the votes" in the U.S. Senate and that a co-op health plan has "appeal" from both Democrats and Republicans.

Conrad said reconciliation is "an option" but "it does not work very well" on substantive legislation.

"What you're left with is swiss cheese for legislation," he said. Its an option but its not a very good one."
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:27 PM
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1. Yes!
He is also complicit in killing those who cannot afford health care.
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