Sorry, no RIP yet for the health care reform legislation

January 20, 2010  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

It's fine to celebrate the Massachusetts victory of Scott Brown. I like how Daily Show host Jon Stewart put it: "The Kennedy legacy goes down to a naked guy who owns a truck." (He once posed for Cosmopolitan.)

But remember from civics class that the legislation only need 51 votes to pass (technically 50, with Biden as tie-braker) and all Brown's win does is allow a filibuster with one vote to spare. And as the Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein writes today:

So here's to the naked truckdriver, but we need to continue to get the word out on the need for health care reform but the terrible problems with the legislation that the Democrats are trying to foist upon us.