- We’re going to get a health bill. It will not be everything we want.
- Public option is on life support.
- Democrats still think it will be a bi-partisan bill.
And I wish I had better news.
While I remain a staunch supporter of President Obama, I fault him and his staff for not getting in front of the nasty politics all summer. Town hall spittle, loaded guns and tea-baggers beat a constant drum with few answers from the Democrats.
And we, the people, just don’t have enough juice to provide an antidote for the campaign money being spent by drug company and health insurance lobbyists.
The Democrats will lose seats in the mid-term elections. Freshmen from marginal districts, mostly. It’s part of the American election tradition. Nothing is going to change that. Now’s the time to demonstrate a little courage like your Democratic ancestors did when they passed Social Security. And Civil Rights. And Medicare.
Show some political backbone. Give us meaningful health care reform. Heroes welcome.