What's the bad version of a daydream? A nightmare you have while awake... What is that called?
I think it might be called Mary Landrieu's inexplicable sell-out on healthcare.
Look at this new poll.
I mean really. A whopping 72% of Americans are demanding a public option as part of healthcare reform.
Even a majority of Republicans even support a public option and just not by a nose - by an eleven point margin.
Even a question raising the dreaded tax issue still yields incredibly strong majorities in favor of substantive reform including the public option.
Seriously, when was the last time a domestic policy issue yielded such broad national consensus? Has there been such a no-brainer big domestic issue in the last 30 years?
Given that Mary Landrieu wasn't afraid to campaign on her support for the public option and given that public support for such a program remains, without exaggerating, overwhelming, why has she now suddenly sold us down the river?
It's incredibly sad that the only credible answer that I've heard involves the hundreds of thousands of dollars she's accepted from private insurance interests over the years.
We need a champion for real healthcare reform, not an obstacle.
She could clear this all up if she would stop playing politics with our lives and actually be the leader we elected her to be.
We must keep hounding her. Imagine you're arguing with your health insurance company over witheld care or denied reimbursements. So now you should be ready to call daily.
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Ryan at the Daily Kingfish has also recommended using the emails.
Click here to email both Senator Landrieu and Senator Vitter.
(You know, given these poll results, it would appear that Senator Vitter is voting out of step with the majority consensus of his own party. Perhaps some of the conservative blogs out might care to chide Republican Senators for their opposition to the public option.)
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