Watched "Real Time" with Bill Maher last night and he made a good point. We don't have a two party system. We have the right of center Democrats who are at every turn busy voting against the man we elected, and then there are the nutjobs that used to be the Republican party. They aren't even a party anymore.
The elected Democrats (with the exception of very few, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Patrick Leahy, and Wisconsin's own Russ Feingold) are PUSSIES. Oh, we can't close Guantanamo - and bring that riffraff into our prisons. For Chrissakes! Get real!
Now the Dems have turned on President Obama's helth care plan - and who's leading the charge?? President Obama's one time choice for Health secretary, Tom Daschle!
Why is Tom Daschle undermining President Obama's health care plan on national television?
"Reform" without a public option isn't reform at all.
Tell Tom Daschle to stop undermining President Obama's plan to provide a public health care option (like Medicare) to all Americans.
Many lauded Tom Daschle as an excellent choice to be President Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services — largely because of his extensive background in health care policy.
But when Daschle's $100,000 in unpaid taxes came to light and the nomination went south, Daschle went back to his gig as one of the founders and board members of the Bipartisan Policy Center — a DC think-tank that Daschle founded with Bob Dole and two other former senators. And guess what? The BPC has extensive funding ties to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.
So maybe we shouldn't be suprised that Daschle and Dole went on TV this week to say that Congress should feel free to nix a public health care option (like Medicare) if that's what it takes to pass "reform."
Never mind that reform without a public option hardly qualifies as "reform" at all. Never mind that progressives in Congress have rightly vowed to kill any bill that doesn't include a public option. Never mind that President Obama is pushing hard for a public option — and never mind that millions of Americans desperately need a quality, affordable alternative to private insurance.