(BTW: Who says liberals don't listen to the other side?)
Conservatives and Republicans (including Rep Herseth Sandlin -ed.) today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.
No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the "doughnut hole" and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25 year olds from their parents’ insurance coverage? And even if the votes were there – would President Obama sign such a repeal?
We [conservatives] followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat.
As for Rep HS? May I quote the comments section from this Friday story on Rep HS in the Argus:
I'm a lifelong Democrat who has supported Stephanie from the very beginning of her career in the House. I will vote against her this fall. I hope my vote against her will come in the primary with Steve Hildebrand. She has in her hands the ability to change healthcare in America for the better for the first time in decades and she says NO to 32 million Americans. She says NO to lowering my costs. She says NO to stopping insurance companies from dropping people because they get sick. She says NO to helping small businesses afford healthcare for their people. No-No-NO! Well, Stephanie, I SAY NO TO YOU!