Yesterday Harry Skywalker blew up the death star when he decided to add the public option to the Senate healthcare bill that is going to the floor but Darth Lieberman who was the only prominent member of the Democratic caucus to campaign for McCain has vowed to join a Republican filibuster if the public option is in the final bill. Anyone who has followed this one time Democratic Jedi Knight turncoat who was once the Democratic VP candidate is not surprised at all. Of course there are other Democratic traders the media loves to call moderates even though they are really corporate Democrats like Nelson and Conrad who could possibly join the dark lord.
I have learned in this healthcare fight to never get too high or too low. While yesterday was true progress we still have a big fight in front of us. The slaves who are serving the Evil Empire (moneyed interests in this county) will not give up without a fight. The media reports are just a conduit for spreading this evil by continuing it’s false narrative that the public option is some kind of liberal agenda when it enjoys broad support with liberals and moderates alike in the population. The good news is that the public option has the people and the vast majority of the Democratic caucus on it’s side.