Back to the dreaded filibuster thing?

Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way

As we pointed out the other day, there’s a lot of heavy lifting ahead for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the brave folks who are committed to enduring the process of getting health reform legislation through the Senate and beyond.

Opponents have promised to filibuster the bill if it includes a public option. Some would be OK with an opt-in version of a public option, some would be OK with a triggered public option, some don’t even want to hear the word public option.

So what if Democrats just let opponents have their filibuster? Health care guru Ezra Klein sheds some light here. And what if Dems want to stop a filibuster? Klein spitballs some ideas here.


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