"Public option" purity test
What blogs / bloggers / jounos, etc. have steadfastly refused to dignify the meaningless "public option" as a legitimate agenda?
It's a bummer going to sites I like and then seeing otherwise sensible people acting as though "the/a public option" refers to some specific thing worth wishing / hoping / fighting for.
I challenge them on it, on fundamental questions that show "PO" for the big fat zero it is, and they got nuthin'. But they keep chasing that pony, like Roger McGuinn jonesing for the chestnut mare.
Some are mostly clear-thinking on HCR, and then periodically they up and lose the narrative because, as I've described before, "there's only so much bullshit and pressure one can handle, so much being made to feel uncivil and purist and petty for demanding rationality and fairness. Sometimes, it's just too hard to hang onto basic facts and essential observations."
Where, outside of single-payer organizers' sites, can one read HCR commentary and never, ever encounter sympathy for this policy roach motel?