Well, he didn’t say it in Latin (that would have been very French. Or something). But this report is very encouraging:
Democratic insiders say they are weighing several options to save health care reform, and one actually may be bold enough to revive a depressed, turned-off Democratic base: use the obscure reconciliation loophole to pass a public option.
“Let’s do a public option, or let’s go back and do a single-payer plan,” a frustrated senior Democrat told the Mouth. “You can have people say, ‘Look, if we’re going to do reconciliation, let’s get more, not get less.'”
“If you’re going to use reconciliation, then use it hard,” the Democrat said, adding that it’s a serious option.
Sometimes, it takes a real shock to the system to wake people up. Maybe Democrats will realize that they can lose votes from the left as much as they can from the right. After all, Massachusetts is supposedly very liberal.