December 16, 2009

No, no, no... Joe, that's not the question.

In which Sen. Lieberman tries to use the NYT as his cockwipe...

Mr. Lieberman’s opposition to a bigger government role in health care runs counter to public opinion in his state, according to polls. In a Quinnipiac College survey last month, a majority of voters said they supported a so-called public option.

Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac poll, said the profile of Mr. Lieberman’s public support suggested he was shifting into a moderate Republican. Mr. Lieberman insisted that it was his liberal colleagues who were holding the health care bill hostage.

“People have said to me, including some people in the caucus: ‘We know you are for health care reform. You know how important this is to the president. Would you yourself stop this from happening?’ ” he said.

“So I say: ‘There is a wonderful core health care reform bill on the Senate floor. Would my liberal friends in the caucus stop that from happening and prevent the president from getting this major goal that he has set because they want to add more on to that? Why won’t they be reasonable?’ ”

Just so we're clear, you're voting against something the majority of your constituents actually want? Thanks for playing handjob with the insurance companies and denying millions access to coverage they desperately need and for forcing the rest of us to tithe our new corporate overlords. If this passes, if Lieberman gets his way, we will be effectively subsidizing a truly uncompetitive industry that serves absolutely no rational purpose.

Posted by mcblogger at December 16, 2009 01:33 PM

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