Maybe Not Having a 60 Vote Super-Majority is NOT a Bad Thing!

The only aspect of the Massachusetts election about which everyone agrees is that the Democrats no longer have a 60 vote super-majority in the Senate.

But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Not much was getting done because the extreme right wing of the Democratic Party was holding the rest of its Senators, and thus the country, hostage. Just look at how effectively Nelson and Lieberman used the threat of withholding their votes to decimate health care reform. That’s exactly why the Senate bill includes the Nelson Amendment—and they were just getting started.

In an interview with, Nelson announced he would have held the health care bill hostage once again when another 60 vote threshold was required, demanding that to get his vote, the Senate would to have incorporate an even harsher, anti-choice, anti-abortion rights amendment which he refers to as Nelson/Hatch/Casey.

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