Remember how a few weeks ago, we told you about a “Ninja” who was threatening to kick Joe Lieberman’s ass in Connecticut, but we were like, Whoa, whoa, Ninja, let’s wait to see what he can do with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the repeal of which Lieberman was rumored to be heading up?
It’s unclear whether Lieberman has made any progress on that front, and now Senator Grimace Face is up to his old tricks again, namely, screwing Democrats, by threatening to join Republicans in a filibuster of any health care bill that would carry a public option.
For any of you confused about what the public option is, watch this simple, succinct explanation given by economist, former Secretary of Labor, and really smart man Robert Reich:
The public option is just that: an option. What it does is make private insurance companies offer competitive, i.e. lower-cost, and higher-quality health care. Republicans are trying to demonize it as the government taking away the public’s heath care choices when that couldn’t be further from the truth.
So, uh, where were we?
Oh, right, we were talking about kicking Joe Lieberman’s ass.
Ninjas, unite! To the Washington rooftops!
Filed under: Assholes, Bad Democrats, Filibuster, Health Care, Health Care Bill, Health Care Bill Public Option, Health Care Reform, Independents, Joe Lieberman, Ninjas, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Joe Lieberman, Turncoats
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