The Usual Suspects Begin Selling HCR Capitulation

Mark "Theory of Change" Schmitt gets back to his roots, the marketing of Democratic capitulation:

One way or another, we'll have to compromise. We'll either compromise with the most conservative Democrats and one or two Republicans, or we'll compromise with the limits of a process that was designed for a totally different purpose. The political question is simply going to be which compromise is worse.

Big Media Ezra is quick to second. I got bad news for the Village apologists - you can't sell this sh*t now. Most Democrats and progressives now rightly believe that health care reform which includes mandates but not a public option is a giveaway to the health insurance companies. No matter of Villager Wonk BS is going to change that. That is the political reality now.

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    I hope Ezra's (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by lilburro on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 01:23:01 PM EST
    Village friends really like him.  Because when the public option passes, I think he's going to find that he's not quoted in the blogosphere anymore...

    Which ones? (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by mmc9431 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 01:48:58 PM EST
    If this is true, the Democratic Party is in worse shape than I thought:

    "Yesterday Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee voted against a public option. The reason given by Chairman Max Baucus?  Well, he says there are Democrats in the Senate who would join with Republicans to filibuster such a bill".

    Let them stand up and fillibuster with the Republican's. I'd like to know who they are.

    If there is to be a filibuster... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Romberry on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 04:29:29 PM EST
    ...make it real. Make the opposition stand up and talk without cease while the nation's business goes unattended and progressive congress critters scour their districts and make the point.

    No technical filibusters. None.


    The Hill says the House (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by oldpro on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 02:46:51 PM EST
    Dems are whipping the public option vote today, caucuswide, to assess strength for the Speaker.

    I think that most Americans get it or (none / 0) (#4)
    by inclusiveheart on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 03:24:41 PM EST
    would get it which is their real problem with this tactic.