The real question is why these Democrats and President Obama for that matter, thinks bi-partisanship is so important. It’s not.
Obama needs to tell the Democrats on the Finance committee who are unraveling like a cheap suit not to waste their time with the co-op idea, that its the public option or he vetoes the bill. And he shouldn’t be afraid to get in the face of the Republicans either who will probably enter the Guiness Book of World Records for the number of lies about a program they are trying to defeat.
Polls show a large majority of the American people want the public option. A CNN poll showed 57% support higher taxes to pay for it. And still the Democrats waver and hem and haw.