Because some people just don’t know when to quit:
Daschle indicated Republicans need to step up involvement if they want to avoid Democrats using the divisive option of reconciliation.
"The degree to which Republicans make themselves less and less relevant is the degree to which a public option is more and more likely, because we’re negotiating with the Democrats rather than with Republicans who oppose it," Daschle said. "So, I would say that a reconciliation vehicle would probably have a pure public option just because most likely we would have all Democrats deciding what that reconciliation package would be."
There really isn’t any way to read this more charitably than "Republicans better step it up and make sure we never see a ‘pure public option’" — whatever that is.
I’m assuming it’s some horrifying specter of a bill unfettered by pork & giveaways to the insurance industry, but that’s just a guess.
Look, your wife is loaded. You want for nothing. I know the people you run with don’t think anything of this, but really, with 47 million people uninsured in this country, there are more people who think you sound like a….well, let’s call it a "Milbank."