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Jon Chait wins.

Jesus Christ, Mike Allen, Reconciliation Is NOT THAT COMPLICATED

It's true. Either Mike Allen doesn't understand what reconciliation is and how it's been used in the past, or he's entirely ignorant of the fact that the Senate already passed the bill with a supermajority of 60 votes and that only a "sidecar" of tweaks will be passed with a simple majority.


Does Conrad need to stop by Politico's offices with a picture book and some finger puppets? I understand perfectly well how intelligent people who don't follow this debate closely might not catch on to the distinction. But this is what Mike Allen does all day -- and, as I understand it, much of the night and the wee hours of the morning as well. How can anybody still not understand this? I'm at a loss here.

Mike Allen is very serious.