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Roll Call Contributor: Adler Needs to be a good Liberal and “Take One for the Team”

January 25, 2010

John Adler

Today, Roll Call contributor Mark Greenbaum outlined a roadmap by which the “House Must — And Can — Pass Senate Health Care Reform Bill.

On passing the reform that has become the centerpiece of President Obama’s already shaky presidency (and in turn the ire of the American public), Greenbaum writes:

Obama and Members need to wake up. Failure to pass the Senate bill will doom any substantive reform and flip control of the House to the GOP come November. If the party leaders pass nothing, they will be politically impotent and undeserving of a Congressional majority. A bill must be passed, soon, and Obama and Pelosi need to impose that urgency on Members so Democrats can turn their focus to jobs and the economy in the runup to the midterm elections.

Among the votes for the bill, according to Greenbaum, should be John Adler.
Take One for the Team. Freshman Rep. John Adler (N.J.) voted against the House bill, but he should be told he has no political future if he votes no again.

By “take one for the team” the author more likely means “you aren’t as moderate as you would like voters to believe just because you are the most vulnerable freshman in Congress, so have a backbone vote like the Liberal you are.”

What Greenbaum fails to acknowledge is that regardless of how he votes, Adler is a sitting duck.

One Comment leave one →
  1. PBJY permalink
    January 25, 2010 7:03 pm

    Geez, great pic of Adler?! He looks like Sloth, baby ruth!!!

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