HuffPost reporter Sam Stein joined the panel on MSNBC's The Ed Show tonight to discuss the fate of the health care reform bill that passed this weekend in the House. One hot topic for the panel is whether progressives will succeed in forcing the Stupak amendment, a strict anti-abortion provision attached to the House's bill, to be stripped from final legislation. Stein is not optimistic:
If anything through this debate the progressive caucus, as much as they should be applauded for their girls, have been proven that they are easily pushed over. They were opposed to the Stupak amendment in the first go around. They're opposed to negotiating rates for the public option in the first go around. Each time they caved in in the end. I think unfortunately what you'll see is they'll do it again.