stockingfull wrote:Mike, the polling showed that the people wanted a healthcare bill. Even a healthcare bill with a public option.
Until it got fouled by the Senate sausage-factory. That's when Scott Brown's numbers took off.
So I consider it a form of justice that neither Lieberman nor Nelson likely will get what the benefit of their sleazy bargains to be #60. And I sure don't agree that the public either was, or even now is, against universal healthcare.
What the public wants is a clean bill.
What the public wants is choice to select the amount and type of health care coverage that they want. Not what Obama says they have to have.
It's very funny that you keep bashing Lieberman, Nelson etc as sleazy but the other partner in the sleazy dealing, Obama, gets a pass. The deal with the unions was the final straw for most. That was so blatantly wrong. Obama came to office pledging to cut the special deals for interest groups. What a joke. He's been the king of special interest group deals.
Why did Scott Browns numbers take off? Several reasons. First, David Gergens gaff about this being the "Kennedy seat" and Browns quick come back that it was the peoples seat. That resonated with the regular Joe. Next, people were fed up with being ignored by the democratic rulers. Polls showed 70% of Americans did not want this abortion of a health care bill yet the dems were hellbent on cramming it through. Then the dirty dealing with unions, Nelson, Landreau. etc. People looked at those deals and cried foul. Even Nelsons own constituents were turned off. Didn't faze Obama, Pelosi or Reid. And finally, the dumb asses failed to read the mood in the country. While many people would like to see some healthcare reform, IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID!!! People are either hurting or scared to death they will lose their jobs and their homes. Can't wait for the fall elections.