Chris Dodd offers up some real talk
Chris Dodd really let loose on the floor of the Senate this morning, blasting his colleagues who've painted health-care reform as a relentlessly partisan process that allowed no input from the minority party.
It's a good speech, and it makes some good points. Sen. Mike Enzi, for instance, had more than 40 amendments accepted in the HELP Committee's bill and spent months writing the Senate Finance Committee's legislation as a member of the Gang of Six. Very, very few Democrats had anything like the influence accorded to Enzi. And if Enzi had actually wanted to trade his vote in return for more changes to the bill, he could have done even more to decide its final shape. Yet now he's asserting that no one has given him a voice in the process. It's a bit like whining that the game is going on without you when you refused repeated invitations to play.
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