Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ill-Health

Watching the health care debate for the past week, with the Dems standing in a circle and opening fire, has been as depressing as its been utterly predictable. The final straw seems to have been the loss not just of the public option, but the Medicare buy-in proposed as an alternative (thank Senator Lieberman for that one). This in turn has prompted a great many progressive voices -- up till now staunch supporters of health care reform -- to jump ship, Howard Dean most prominent among them. I'm not sure I'm at the point yet where I think it's a good idea to squash the thing and just start over (especially after douchebag moves like Tom Coburn's today on the Senate floor) but Glenn Greenwald, with gaze focused laser-like at 1600 Pennsylvania, sure doesn't fill me with confidence based on his appraisal of the situation.

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