Naturally, this doesn't apply to the deep-sixing of single-payer
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 09/18/2009 - 11:28pm
Instead of arguing against the public option in policy terms, the Senators instead argue that the public option simply cannot pass. In fact, among these five Senators, only Joe Lieberman has even stated his opposition to a public option--and Lieberman cites the inability of the public option to pass as his "most important" rationale for opposition.
Such arguments are, apparently, bad politics when they stand in the way of the mystery-meat known as "a public option," "the public option, or "the plan." Not so much re: single-payer, of course. Because...?