Since when did Olympia Snowe become the final arbiter of law in this country? Between Barack Obama treating Snowe as if SHE's the president and he's just some schmuck out there trying to make peace between the Hatfields and the McCoys and Kathleen Sibelius making nice with the Christofascist Zombie Brigade over a legal medical service that she's assuring them will NOT be included as part of health care reform, I wonder if Barack Obama isn't going to end up presiding over the forced repatriation of 75% of the public into not some socialist hell, but the Republic of Jesustan, just because of a lunatic, but highly vocal minority and the siren song of insurance company dollars.NYT
Senator Olympia Snowe, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, where the most-watched version of the health care bill is being written, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the so-called public option is “universally opposed by all Republicans in the Senate” and “therefore, there’s no way to pass a plan that includes the public option.”
No? How about a campaign led by the President to expose just how deep in hock to the insurance companies those who would vote against a public choice of health plans is? How about standing up for women's right to control their own reproductive destiny? In Florida, an anti-abortion group is launching an effort to ban the use of all contraception in that state
. Do you still believe that if we just give way on abortion these nutballs will go away?
We expect Republicans to constantly kiss the asses of the lunatic right. It's disheartening, and makes me less inclined to lift a finger for anyone in the Democratic Party, when our own sell us down the river on legal medical procedures and delegate the responsibility for our health care future to one Senator from Maine who will always, always, always, when push comes to shove, put party loyalty before everything -- something OUR supposed party never, ever does -- even when it's warranted.
Labels: health care, wussy-ass Democrats