I agree with Ezra Klein in every particular. But, most of all, winning should feel better than this. I think it is important politically that the House win some progressive concessions on this bill in their negotiations with the Senate. I truly hope the White House understands this. Now that the Senate has passed its version of this legislation, for the first time since the HELP Committee completed its work in July (while Kennedy was still alive), the leverage has shifted to the left. Every day since July this bill has grown weaker. It is now time to make it stronger. The base demands it, and the base needs a shot in the arm after witnessing this sausage-making process. Yes, move on to working on job creation, but make this victory a bit more savory. The outcome of the midterms will depend on it.

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