Thursday, October 1, 2009

Expose the Anti-Health Care Democrats

If I haven't made it clear before, you should know that a large part of the liberal/progressive/Real Democratic support in Congress for a strong public option in health care reform is due to the determined efforts of Jane Hamsher and the gang at Firedoglake.

They are indefatigable, and now they have launched a petition to force Senate Majority Leading Coward Harry Reid to reveal the names of the Senate traitors who are planning to support a repug filibuster of the public option.

Yesterday Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee voted against a public option. The reason given by Chairman Max Baucus? Well, he says there are Democrats in the Senate who would join with Republicans to filibuster such a bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to tell us which Democrats think they can stand with the Republicans and filibuster a public option. Those Democrats are the only roadblock to a public option in the Senate, and we need to know who they are.

We have 60 Democratic Senators. So what's the problem?

Sign our petition to Senator Harry Reid: we need to know which Democrats want to filibuster a public option with Republicans.

President Obama, a majority of the House and Senate, and 77% of the American people all support a public option. So why is Harry Reid protecting a handful of corporate Democrats who want to sabotage a public option?

A handful of Democrats owned by the insurance industry think they can get away with filibustering President Obama's health care reform simply because it makes the insurance industry compete.

We are continuing to organize 40 members of the House to ensure that only a health care bill with a strong public option reaches the President's desk. But that doesn't give Harry Reid an excuse to protect these Senators. We need to know who they are.

Speak out now - call on Harry Reid to tell us which Democrats want to filibuster a public option. Click here to sign our petition.

1 comment:

Old Scout said...

Just because we're the majority doesn't makes us right. Yes, 77% of the citizens of the U.S. support either a single payer or public option. Until one or the other is concretely defined support will be bifurcated and diffused.

So let's get defined single-payer and public option plans out there so medical services insurance can be discarded as an effective option.

Popular isn't right; popular is usually wrong; popular is the mechanism of resistance to change.

What is right is almost never popular. Half of 77% is still less than a majority. Put concretely defined plans out there to be selected.