The Democrats appear to have decided that actual healthcare reform — hopefully with a strong public option — is more important than giving soapy sponge baths to Chuck Grasshole. NYT:
WASHINGTON — Given hardening Republican opposition to Congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance of the minority’s cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks.
I was predicting this would happen in early September, but this is fine. The Republicans tipped their hand and basically dared the president to do this.
The question now is whether the Blue
Cross Dogs will join their president or continue to stroke their corporate masters in the health insurance industry. Either way, vacation is over. Time to mobilize and tell Congress that healthcare reform without the public option isn’t real reform.