They’re really bringing out everyone to pile on. Now it’s John Kerry’s turn. Love the triangulation against “liberals”:
Some of our liberal friends have suggested we should kill the health care reform bill because it doesn’t have a public option.
No actually Howard Dean said “kill the SENATE bill.” There are two houses of Congress last time I checked. One has passed a bill, the other hasn’t. The one that’s not called the SENATE seems to be an irrelevant footnote.
This week, for example, Howard Dean wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that real health care reform needed a public option that would ‘…give all Americans a meaningful choice of coverage.’ I was surprised to read that because back in 1993, then-Governor Howard Dean called Medicare ‘…one of the worst federal programs ever and a living advertisement for why the federal government should never administer a national health care program.’
And this relates to “giving all Americans a meaningful choice” how, exactly? Okay, not at all, it’s just a shot at Howard Dean.
Well, I am a strong supporter of the public option and I’ve fought to see it included. But if it cannot be included, I’m not willing to walk away.
No, I guess you won’t. Lemme see. Searching the back of my brain…who is it that’s taken more money from the health care sector than any other Democratic member of the Senate?
|Name||Office||State||Health Sector**||Health Insurance||Pharma||Health Pros||Hospitals||Nursing Homes|
That would be John Kerry.
When the Dorgan Amendment on reimportation of prescription drugs failed 51-48 the other day, Kerry was one of the Democrats who voted “nay.” He tried to give himself cover by voting “yea” on the Lautenberg “poison pill” amendment that neutered the Dorgan amendment.
Don’t worry, Senator Kerry. No matter how shitty this bill gets, nobody thinks you’re walking anywhere.