DOUG MATACONIS: “Despite all of the protesters, despite all of the talk on talk radio and cable news, and, yes, even despite all the polls showing the public’s skepticism on ObamaCare, the Republicans one chance of success here is to convince the Blue Dog Democrats in the House and the Senate that they would pay a severe political price for working with the Administration on health care reform. With the Blue Dogs, the bill passes. Without them, it fails. It’s really that simple.” Worth remembering, for those involved. In part, of course, the best approach depends on whether you think Congressmembers are motivated more effectively by persuasion, or fear. This is the debate between Andy McCarthy and Charles Krauthammer. More on that here.
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