A Final Nail In The Public Option Coffin: Nancy Pelosi

by on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm in Healthcare, Politics

The Democratic Party’s betrayal of the Left is effectively complete:

Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) showed flexibility Tuesday on the public option, acknowledging the political reality that such a plan probably couldn’t make it through the Senate.

A public plan, Speaker Pelosi said at a press conference, is meant to “hold insurance companies accountable and increase competition,” but Pelosi added that “there are other ways to do that.”

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Good luck in 2010!  You’re gonna need it …

UPDATE:

Thought, I’d add a clip of Pelosi taking a little shot at the President, when she was asked about allowing C-SPAN to film the Senate-House negotiations in the Conference Committee, since Obama had promised this while on the campaign trail.  Pelosi responded:

Really?  There were a number of things we was ‘for’ on the Campaign trail.

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