Rep. Bill Owens (D NY-23) breaks his word on the public option.
(H/T: Big Government) I’m actually not upset about this, seeing as I knew all along that he’d break his word. Fish swim, birds fly, ‘conservative’ Democratic legislators betray their principles on cue. And so it is, here:
GOUVERNEUR, NY – Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today.
Owens indicated in a press release that he was now in favor of the bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during his campaign.
According to Politico.com, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option.
More at the link, including the three other promises that Owens has already broken. I would like to believe that this is a record of some sort, but it’s probably not.
PS: Do not expect any so-called ‘Blue Dog’ or supposed ‘conservative’ Democrat to voluntarily get in the way of their party’s health care rationing bill. They vote as they are bid – and the ones doing the bidding are not their constituents.
Crossposted to RedState.