Sunday, June 28, 2009

Leftists Pressing Democrats to Pass a "Public Option"

The Washington Post reports that liberal voters and organized groups of voters and spending money advertising in the states of Democrats who have expressed public ambivalence or opposition to national health care, e.g. public option. The WaPost says:
In the high-stakes battle over health care, a growing cadre of liberal activists is aiming its sharpest firepower against Democratic senators who they accuse of being insufficiently committed to the cause.
Any Democrat who refuses to vote for a public option is refusing to help President Obama make good on his campaign promise of national health care. Leftists and liberals and everyone who needs health care at one time or another SHOULD impress upon the Democratic House and Senate members that now is the time to ante up or lose your Democrat card and become known as "the Senator from the Insurance Companies."

Public Option isn't hard to understand. In fact 75% of Americans support it. But if you ask them the question in a different way, e.g.
Would you support public option even if it meant that your left leg would be infested with fleas for the rest of your life and the Devil would turn your dog into something out of a Thriller video, and all your of children would become homosexual, bisexual, asexual cross-dressing rapist pedophile priests?
Then support among some voters decreases to only slightly better than sixty percent of all Americans who still support public option.

Public option simply means that the Government will find a way to give you the health care that you can't get now, and voters understand that. So, the Republicans, the insurance companies and some bought-and-paid-for Democratic House and Senate members are trotting out every conceivable cannard to convince Americans that they don't want and cannot afford the medical care that they're not getting at present.

This is no surprise. They did the same thing with the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor:
Would you support Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court even if you knew that she is a woman whose parents came from Puerto Rico and who values her Puerto Rican heritage and believes, incredibly, that the US Supreme Court would be wiser if it had more women members like her?
Well, the polling is in and sixty-six percent of Americans STILL support Sonia Sotomayor, even knowing all of the above about her. So, now they are looking for ways to strangle her before her nomination can come to a vote, just like the want to strangle public option health care.

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