Health Care

Clinton to Dems: We Are Winning

Having already seen Congress get further along with health care than it did during his administration, Bill Clinton brought a simple message to his lunch with Senate Democrats on Tuesday: “We are winning.” A source tells Politico that Clinton said, “The point I want to make is, just pass the bill, even if it’s not exactly what you want. When you try and fail, the other guys write history.” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island quoted Clinton as saying, “The reason the teabaggers are so inflamed is because we are winning.” Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey said, “He’s so brilliant in his presentation that it might leave some of us thinking, ‘This is easy, why the hell didn’t we do it?’”