• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    pm317 on Noted
    pm317 on Noted
    pm317 on Noted
    pm317 on Noted
    pm317 on Noted
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on We were warned
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on We were warned
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on We were warned
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on We were warned
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on We were warned
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on We were warned
    Propertius on We were warned
    Propertius on We were warned
    Propertius on We were warned
    pm317 on We were warned
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    November 2009
    S M T W T F S
    « Oct   Dec »
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    2930  
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • The current world peace paradox
      (MANDOS POST MANDOS POST MANDOS POST MANDOS POST) In a weird twist of fate, American liberals and (some) leftists are finding themselves in the non-traditional position of standing in the “hawk” corner, while (some) American conservatives under Trump are in the position of wanting to cut deals with so-called traditional enemies of the USA.  Whether […] […]
  • Top Posts

  • Advertisements

Vastleft asks a good question

 


From Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy:

 

How did “public option” become the One True Rallying Point for progressive elites? It’s simply too vague — and it quickly became too blatantly a bait-and-switch relative to Hacker’s vaunted plan — for even a moderately discerning person to think it had much merit.

Yet the top bloggers and biggest activist groups committed themselves to promoting and defending it — simultaneously, wholeheartedly, and resolutely. They wouldn’t answer the most obvious of questions (like how many people would have access to it, and what the yardsticks were for the oft-repeated notion that it should and would be “strong” and “robust”). Nor would they write about the most exciting progressive actions on health-care reform, like doctors, nurses, and everyday citizens getting themselves arrested to promote single-payer.

How does something like this happen?

During the debate on health care reform, discussion and advocacy of single-payer has been AWOL from the front pages of the “A” list lefty blogs. Those are the same blogs that sang in unison last year in the Kool-aid chorus. Co-inky-dink?

Maybe the answer is here.

digg!!! tweet!!! share!!!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Furl | Newsvine

Advertisements