Sacrificing the Public Option

Sacrificing the Public Option | The American Prospect:

“Because the public option has stood no realistic chance of being enacted in the form it was conceived, its main value all along this year has been as a bargaining chip. The proposal will now have served a valuable political purpose if, by sacrificing it, the White House is able to provide enough cover to Democratic senators from red states to get a bill out of the Senate Finance Committee, through the upper chamber, and into conference with the House.”

(Via The American Prospect.)

To quote Denzel in Training Day, “This shit is chess; it ain’t checkers!”

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