Here Comes The "Progressive" Pushback Against The Public Option
Led by the Obama connected (through John Podesta) Think Progress:
Lawrence O’Donnell [. . .] tells Politico’s Live Pulse that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) shouldn’t [include a public option.] [. . . I]s O’Donnell right? Does it make more sense to exclude the public plan from the Senate bill and add it during Conference? I think it does. The public plan has become a political wedge issue. Republicans have staked their entire opposition to reform on the public plan, effectively shutting out any meaningful discussion about affordability or insurance regulations.
My gawd. A "meaningful discussion" with Republicans? The Villagers, both "Left" and Right, are really pieces of work. But hey, Alan Grayson is right there with them, despite his bluster.
Speaking for me only
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