A lot of people were rightly celebrating Bill Moyers’ fantastic comments on the health care battle with Bill Maher, but overlooked in much of it was the nod he gave to Glenn Greenwald’s fine work:
You really have essentially — except for the progressives on the left of the Democratic Party – you really have two corporate parties who in their own way and their own time are serving the interests of basically a narrow set of economic interests in the country — who, as Glenn Greenwald, who is a great analyst and journalist, wrote just this week: these narrow interests seem to win, determine the outcomes, no matter how many Democrats are elected, no matter who has their hands on the levers of powers, these narrow interests determine the outcomes in Washington, even when they have to run roughshod over the interests of ordinary Americans. I’m sad to say that has happened to the Democratic Party.
I’d rather see Barack Obama go down fighting for vigorous strong principled public insurance, than to lose with a [corporate-dominated] bill . . . . the insurers are winning. Everyone already knows the White House has made a deal with the drug industry — promising not to import cheaper drugs from Canada and Europe – promising not to use the government to negotiate for better prices — that deal has been cut . . .
Here is Glenn’s fine post on the subject, which he also wrote about in a piece entitled "Why the health care debate is so important regardless of one’s view of the ‘public option.’" Well worth reading, and deserving of all the praise given by Moyers.