Category Archives: Public Plan BS

VIDEO: PELOSI SAYS FORGET PUBLIC OPTION

One of the reasons the Dems are determined to ram Obamacare down an unwilling electorate’s throat is their belief that it will re-energize their base. But as Kimberly Strassel points out, the bill the Dems are trying to pass is VERY unpopular with the Democrat base, particularly the nutroots: That base doesn’t want a health-care victory; it [...]

OBAMA PLANS 2012 REELECTION BID WHILE HEALTH REFORM CRASHES AND BURNS

Yesterday, WaPo blogger Ezra Klein whined about the absence of presidential leadership on the public option. He seems actually surprised that Obama is voting “present”: This has been a complete and utter failure of White House leadership. Well, maybe the reason for this “utter failure” is that Obama & Co. have more pressing priorities. And what could be [...]

OCARE 2.0 WILL INCREASE UNEMPLOYMENT

After a year of voting “present” on health care reform, the President has finally unveiled a plan of his own. Predictably, it is a cornucopia of incredibly ill-conceived provisions. But by far the craziest in a time of high unemployment is that which fines businesses for not providing health coverage. Any such firm with more than 50 employees will be [...]

VIDEO: HARRY REID’S FILIBUSTER FLIP-FLOP

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pronounced himself open to the use of reconciliation (a.k.a. the nuclear option) to resurrect the public option. Through his spokeman he issued the following statement: If a decision is made to use reconciliation to advance health care, Senator Reid will work with the White House, the House, and members of his [...]

SEBELIUS SAYS WH FOR THE PUBLIC OPTION

Who knows how seriously to take this. They shoot so much BS in this administration that it’s difficult to believe anything they say. Nonetheless, when asked if the White House supports the Senators who have signed the public option letter, Sebelius says “Absolutely.”

WHAT WOULD RAHM CALL THESE PEOPLE?

Even if Obamacare were still viable, and it isn’t, the public option would still be as dead as Ted Kennedy. But don’t tell that to these characters: Senators Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed and Tom Udall have all now signed the letter pushing for a reconcilation vote on the public option … bringing the total of Senators [...]

JOE LIEBERMAN CALLS HARRY REID A LIAR ON HEALTH REFORM “DOUBLE CROSS”

Harry Reid isn’t having a good month. First, his 2008 brayings about Obama came out and now the claim that Lieberman double-crossed him on health reform turns out to be another of Reid’s trademark whoppers. Reid claims the Connecticut Senator gave him no warning, before going on “Face the Nation,” that he wouldn’t back a bill with a public option. But Lieberman [...]

McCASKILL CALLS FOR C-SPAN MONITORED REFORM NEGOTIATIONS

Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who usually backs the Obama administration on everything, has called for an end to the Obama-Reid C-SPAN blackout. She also backs open health reform negotiations in the conference committee format that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi want to circumvent. Here’s an excerpt from her statement: As I said to Channel 4 in St. Louis on [...]

MICHAEL MOORE: BOYCOTT CONNECTICUT!

Just when you thought the health reform debate could not possibly become more absurd, Michael Moore appears to prove you wrong. The porcine provocateur is unhappy with Joe Lieberman’s scuttling of the public option, so he used twitter to threaten a boycott of Connecticut if its citizens do not recall the Senator: The stupidity of Moore’s [...]

DUMBEST REFORM POST OF THE WEEK (IV)

I know the week isn’t over, but I doubt this goofy post by Jonathan Chait will have any serious competitors for this week’s trophy. Most of his post is no dumber than the rest of the progressive piffle that has been written about the public option “compromise” cooked up in the Senate—- until he delivers himself of the following prize winner: The one [...]