The Public Option: Fading Or Reviving?
The Obama Administration can’t seem to decide whether it will fight to the end for the government option/public plan, or let it die a much deserved death.
The New York Times’ Robert Pear has a story this morning with the headline “Public Option Fades From Health Care Debate,” but Administration spokesman Robert Gibbs went on CNN today to say it remains an option.
This inability to speak clearly about so crucial an issue is one of many instances of slipperiness that is fueling the deep public distrust of Obamacare, and the president’s willingness to change his “guarantees” and his numbers (45 million uninsured dropped to 30 million without explanation) two more examples.
A large crowd of Obamacare opponents thronged D.C. yesterday —Michelle Malkin has the pictures that the MSM sites don’t seem to have available which clearly communicate the size of the crowd— and its numbers are a visible manifestation of a nation-wide unease with the president’s promises and plans. So too were the 1.4 million signatures opposing Obamacare that my Salem Radio colleagues and I delivered to the Hill on Wednesday, and so too were thehundreds of white-coated Docs4PatientCare who flew in Thursday to tell their Congressman to stop the assault on American medicine.
None of these manifestations of anti-Obamacare public opinion have been organized by the GOP, though the Republicans stand to benefit greatly in the November 2010 elections if Democrats continue to try and push through this deeply divisive and deceptive radical overhaul of the highly effective system of care Americans prize and depend upon.
The only way to stop Obamacare is to persuade enough Democrats that they will lose their jobs in 14 months if they don’t stop backing Obamacare.