Quote of the Day: The GOP on Healthcare Reform

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Steve Benen highlights this excerpt from a Good Morning America segment about healthcare reform today:

Republicans want the bill to pass because of its unpopularity but, at the same time, they can’t be complacent on health care overhaul, said Matthew Dowd, ABC News contributor and former adviser to President George W. Bush. […]

“Republicans would like this bill to pass because they know how unpopular it is,” Dowd said on “GMA.”

Steve is skeptical. Me too. After all, if Republicans really want the bill to pass, they know what to do: just withdraw their filibuster and allow a vote. Democrats will do the rest.

But don’t hold your breath.

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