Posted by: Rick | Monday, October 26, 2009

Thank You, Harry Reid

It’s a sad day for Teabagger Nation:

Fueling the push for a new government insurance plan, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said today that his chamber’s healthcare bill would include a compromise that would create a nationwide public option but give states the right to opt out.

“The public option is not a silver bullet, [but] I believe it’s an important way to ensure competition and to level the playing field for patients with the insurance industry,” Reid said. “Under this concept, states will be able to decide what works for them.”

There’s plenty of heavy lifting still ahead, but at least we won’t have to listen to Olympia Snowe anymore. 

Can we finally admit that there are no moderate — or, at least, unbought — Republicans in government?  Olympia would rather go down with the ship than break with her party’s bankrollers.

It’s her funeral.  As James Carville might say: Let’s get ready to throw her an anvil.

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