Jim Cooper "Supports" A Public Option
The whole premise of the poll is that I oppose a public option, and that is simply not true. I have repeatedly said that Iím FOR a public option[.]
Kos rightly notes:
We never said, "Jim Cooper opposes the public option" or anything along those lines. So if his constituents think Cooper is opposing the public option, that's his fault.
But Kos misses a point Cooper rightly makes:
I will continue my fight for health reform. We need to cover EVERYONE, and we need to do so responsibly so that we donít bankrupt the country. This has always been my position, this is the Presidentís position, and I will continue to work with him to get the job done.
If people doubt Cooper's commitment to the public option, and there is absolutely good reason to, then there is good reason to doubt Obama's commitment to the public option. Obama "supports" the public option just like Jim Cooper does.
Here's the solution - let Obama firmly commit to the public option and I bet Jim Cooper will too. Of course, that assumes the President is relevant.
Speaking for me only
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