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The bill passes with three votes to spare, Bart Stupak finishes his month-long publicity stunt, and HCR passes on to the Senate. Good. I think Josh Marshall hits the nail on the head here:
The US has had several runs with major pieces of social legislation. And the record is that they don't get repealed. They're expanded and become embedded in the national political economy.
And like I say yesterday, the bill is flawed, but that's not the point. Ideally, every Democratic majority in the future will pick up this ball and run with it, because it's shown that social reform is possible. That should make cases for its necessity easier in the future.

Also, 200,000 people marched on DC for immigration reform yesterday. I don't think any talking head paid them any heed, but there sure was plenty of Teabagger footage.

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