James Clyburn (D, SC-06) dangles potential public option carrot.
(Via AoSHQ) Rep. James Clyburn went out there today to promise that, if only Democratic voters come out and keep their feckless legislators in control of Congress, said feckless legislators will maybe get a public option going next year. Although one suspects that if Democratic voters just elect Clyburn he’ll hold up under the strain somehow. “Reelect me, keep Democrats on the field. And when | Read More »
Reid to Nutroots: ‘We’re Going To Have a Public Option’
It’s the bad idea that just won’t die: the public option. Progressives have been pushing a government run “option” to private health insurance as some sort of panacea over the last few years. Their vision is that a government that has shown itself to be second to none in cost over-runs and bloat will somehow magically be able to operate more effectively and efficiently than | Read More »
Daily Kos Comments on Obama Dropping the Public Option
The Chief of Staff of a Member of Congress called this afternoon to suggest I look at the comments on Daily Kos about the President dropping the public option. (Now, how many times has he dropped it?) Wow. The left is pissed-off, in deep emotional pain and feel betrayed. Here is one comment such comment: It’s hard to maintain a sense of equilibrium when you | Read More »