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White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial "reconciliation" rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the president’s remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed.
If the Democrats pursue this in the face of strong public opposition, and then it turns out to be the mess that some of us anticipate, this could cost them electorally for several election cycles, if not a generation. I've never seen a political party so flippant in the face of a self imposed disaster.