“It’s like they’ve gone too far. I think it has helped. They’ve energized the troops.”
—Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), quoted by Roll Call, on Republicans helping Democrats to become united behind a
healthcare reform bill. “We are trying to prepare, and trying to send a message that there is no reason for those decisions to get made at the federal level.”
—Linda Upmeyer, a Republican state representative, who is helping lead efforts in Iowa to amend the state constitution in an
effort to block federal healthcare reform.