Thursday, December 17, 2009

Special Comment: Not Health, Not Care, Not Reform.

Finally, as promised, a Special Comment on the latest version of H-R 35-90, the Senate Health Care Reform bill.

To again quote Churchill after Munich, as I did six nights ago on this program:

"I will begin by saying the most unpopular and most unwelcome thing: that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat, without a war."

Last night on this program Howard Dean said that with the appeasement of Mr. Lieberman of Connecticut by the abandonment of the Medicare Buy-in, he could no longer support H-R 35-90.

Dr. Dean's argument is informed, cogent, heart breaking, and unanswerable.
It is heart breaking that Lieberman might very well succeed here. As Olbermann says, "He has become a senatorial prostitute".

Let Lieberman and Ben Nelson and Baucus and the Republicans vote their lack-of-conscience and preclude 60 "ayes." Let them commit political suicide instead of you.

Let Mr. Lieberman kill the bill -- then turn to his Republican friends only to find out they hate him more than the Democrats do. Let him stagger off the public stage, to go work … for the insurance industry.

As if he is not doing that now.


1 comment:

acuvue oasys said...

Interesting analysis there. We'll wait and see what happens.