Bennet’s Office Lies About Public Option Amendment

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 11:03 am

Michael Bennet and his staff are just lying. Plain and simple. There is no other way to say it. They claim that fulfilling his commitment to call for an up-or-down vote on the public option will “kill the health care bill.” That is absurd. The bill that expands insurance coverage was already signed into law. This reconciliation bill, with its minor changes for the employer mandate, and changes to the excise tax, is not playing games with the lives of millions of Americans. Whether this new bill passes or not it will have little impact on our health care system.

David Sirota and Public Option Supporters Deliver Petitions to Michael Bennet’s Office

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 5:12 pm

David Sirota, Kelly Canfield and 40-50 others delivered a petition with 35,000 signatures on it, asking Michael Bennet to keep his promise and introduce an amendment for an up-or-down vote on the public option in the Senate. SEIU and Progress Colorado showed up to demonstrate AGAINST the public option, advancing the pravda-esque notion that the [...]

Will Michael Bennet’s Senate Seat Be the First Casualty of the Public Option?

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 9:27 am

I was on the premiere of John King Live on CNN last night, talking about the primary problems Michael Bennet now faces as he moves away from his commitment made only a month ago to an up-or-down vote on the public option in the Senate. The Denver Post also writes about it this morning: In [...]

Will Michael Bennet Weasel Out of Supporting a Public Option?

By: Monday March 22, 2010 2:39 pm

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet first circulated a letter to his colleagues in the Senate to “save the public option.” He and 23 other Senators wrote to Majority Leader Harry Reid and asked that the public option be inserted into the reconciliation package for health reform. ¬†Another two dozen Senators expressed public support for a public [...]

What An Amazing Difference A Primary Makes

By: Monday November 23, 2009 9:30 am

It is amazing what a difference a serious primary challenge can make. Representatives in Congress who have serious primary challenges never seem to buck their party. The Politico wrote: [F]inally, today’s study in contrasts: moderate Sens. Michael Bennet and Blanche Lincoln, both of whom face tough races next year. Lincoln, the final hold out on [...]