To Put It Bluntly

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Howard Fineman talking last night on Countdown regarding health care reform:

I talked to people on the Hill all day today. I talked to Republicans as well as Democrats. Republicans claims they have a plan. They don’t. They claim they’re going to have a plan. They won’t. Their whole strategy … is to stand on the sidelines with their arms folded while the Democrats try to work this thing out. That’s their whole strategy.

That’s not news to anyone who’s been following the negotiations closely. But I’m not sure it’s broken through yet. Rinse and repeat.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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