Question:What is the political outlook for Dems in 2010 if....

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    If the Dems fail to pass Healthcare? Would not their leftist base go nuts and vote for a Republican, or would they become more fanatical for Dems to pass it and try their damndest to keep that "Yellow bellied Blue Dog" in office?


    Also, if you are a blue dog Democrat/moderate Republican in Congress...How should you go about Health care reform? I saw the anti-abortion string as a fine way to keep some "conservative credentials" but once the house dropped that amendment, what now.?

    This is really tricky for a centrists/moderate right now. Should you swing left or right since the two extremes are cutting your legs out from under you?
     
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    I don't see why healthcare failing would make the Democratic base vote Republican, since the Democratic Party will likely blame Republicans for it not passing.
     
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    No way can they blame Republicans, the Democrats have a super majority and anything that passes has their name on it. Just as any failures have their name on it.

    They asked for it, they got it. Until January 2011 that is.
     
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    I didn't say it would make sense, but if healthcare fails it's going to be blamed on Republicans. Of course, the Republicans should be happy about that.
     
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    Health care has not failed. The liberals have simply failed to take over control of it...and that's a good thing.
     
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    Leftists Dems would never go Rep. They might go green or Communist.
     
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    A failure to pass it will just deenergize their base and make them look weak. no doubt it would hurt dem turnout and weaken fundraising in 2010. that in and of itself is almost a bigger gift to the GOP than them passing an unpopular bill and ticking off indies and righties.
     
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    If the Democrats can't pass a helathcare plan it is their fault.

    Let them pay the price in 2010
     
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    If the Democrats can not pass healthcare, then yes, their base will make them pay in 2010. Chances are good they'd keep enough seats that 2010 won't be the complete sweep the Conservatives are looking for, but they'll lose some of the really vital seats when the base stays home.
     

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