Yes We Can’t (Maybe)

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With a new ABC-WAPO poll showing 57% of voters supporting a public option, WAPO reports:

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid is facing intensifying pressure from liberal lawmakers to revive a proposed government insurance plan before health-care reform legislation reaches the Senate floor, amid signs that moderate Democrats may be warming to the idea.”

Reid, the man who has the last word on whether a robust public option makes it into the merged HCR bill from the Finance and HELP committees on a 51 versus 60 vote margin, took off the gloves, laid down the law, and drew a line in the sand yesterday, proclaiming:

We’re leaning toward talking about a public option.

Take that, you obstructionist Rethuglican swine.

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