Daily Kos, from Stephanie Taylor’s blog titled, “Voters Revolt,”:
“A new Research 2000 poll from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America shows that voters support a health care bill with a public option by an overwhelming majority, 59% to 31%–but when it comes to the newest Senate health care bill, with mandates and no public option, those numbers are nearly reversed. By caving to Joe Lieberman, Democrats are about to push for a bill with only 33% support.”
Politico published the text of today’s email from MoveOn.org to its members, which reads in part:
“it’s not too late to fix the bill. And as Joe Lieberman has shown, just one senator willing to stand in the way can force legislation to be changed dramatically.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong proponent of the public option, has already made clear that he’s opposed to the legislation in its current form—and he could decide to block it until it’s fixed.
But there’s enormous pressure from all sides to pass a bill quickly, no matter how weak it is. Let’s show Bernie and other progressives that we’re counting on them to block this version of the bill—and we’ll get their backs if they do.”
As the left bolts from supporting ObamaCare, Senator Burris takes back his No vote — saying we can’t kill this bill:
“We’ll see what it is, but what the situation is now is the realization that we can’t kill the bill,” Burris told POLITICO. “That’s the realization.”