Postlet #5: Something Besides Public Option Declared Dead


Every few weeks, it seems, the media is reporting the death of the public health insurance option, so I was happy to see them move on to a new target, the Gang of Six and the idea of a bipartisan reform bill.  What’s really cute is watching seasoned pros buy into the idea that the White House, in a Popeye-esque brogue, is going “That’s alls I can stands, I can’t stands no more!”

The public option was never not going to be allowed to pass.  The fact that the Republicans are giving the White House cover now is just an awesome bonus.


  1. THANK YEW, TOMMY! I thought I was the only one who was thinking ‘this guy is a poker player’. I am amazed at how the term ‘Public Option’ has been misused by the Right to make their case against the whole shebang–and I’m even more amazed at how many people buy into their tripe!! The word ‘option’ goes right over their heads!!!

    Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

    Hi, Diana! 🙂

  2. Oh yeah, great article on Mediaite about all of this. Kudos, Tommy!

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