Now a douchebag overtly playing the "health care bill as gubmint giveaway to swarthy people" race card. It's out in the open now. They are goddamn scared that this will pass, and now they are going for absolute broke to stop it.
Of course, they could always just delay the plan enough for the Dems to inevitably screw it up.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) threw a wrench into Democratic efforts to get a public option passed through reconciliation, saying that he thought the maneuver was overly partisan and that he was inclined to oppose it.Sigh. Defeat from the jaws of victory...the Democratic party way...
"I don't think the timing of it is very good," the West Virginia Democrat said on Monday. "I'm probably not going to vote for that, although I'm strongly for the public option, because I think it creates, at a time when we really need as much bipartisan[ship] ... as possible. "
Rockefeller added: "I don't think you [pursue] something like the public option, which cannot pass, will not pass. And if we get the Senate bill--both through the medical loss ratio and the national plans, which have in that, every one of them has to have one not-for-profit plan, which is sort of like a public option."