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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.

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