Thoughts On Health Care Via Reconciliation
I don't think they have the votes, or the balls, to pull it off.
But, I also don't think they necessarily have the brains (or respect to our country's founding principles) needed to apply the brakes.
I can only guess they're allowing reconciliation rumors and innuendo to flourish to try to put the Republicans in the frame of mind where they end up saying, "Shit, this thing's gonna pass. We might as well try to get a few of our provisions tucked in there for good measure, given the inevitability of it all."
Memo to GOP: Don't fall for it.