Teddy Partridge over at FireDogLake.com has more:
Can't get a much simpler slogan than six letters, three words: PO or No! (h/t TimO). Either health reform contains a public option or there's no health reform. This is the "now go make me do it" chapter of Barack Obama's presidency.Speaking of Andrea Mitchell, she may need to either finally retire or at least get a decent pair of reading glasses. Watch how she mangles the blog's name when she begins and ends her interview with Jane Hamsher yesterday.
No public option? No health care bill in the House.
No public option in the conference report? No passage of the conference report.
No public option? No walking back from Progressive Caucus promises: no bill.
Andrea Mitchell can say "they won't do that" all she wants about the Democratic United States Senators with an identifiable conflict of interest, either familial or campaign-finance based. But in the House, there are 60 progressives (others say 100) who say: "PO or No!"
I don't think we've had a simpler. more succinct lefty slogan since "No Blood For Oil." Let's hope "PO or No!" turns out better than that one did.
And Jane did a terrific job (as usual) with Mrs. Greenspan's lame beltway-opined interview. The current public option plan IS the compromise, the middle ground, considering the Democrats originally wanted single-payer health insurance, This point seems to get lost in the raucous din of the conservative insurance shills: