Anthony Weiner Gets Vocal about Health Care and "Altar" of Moderation
Now that it looks like the Democrats are trying to push their plan through with a simple majority of Democratic votes, Weiner calls it "great news. Democrats wasted a year bowing to the altar of [moderates] Olympia Snowe, Joe Lieberman, and Ben Nelson and it got us nowhere."
To the Daily News, Weiner amplified, "I've wanted the President to get off the sideline and he's doing it... That means almost overnight the chances of this becoming a reality have dramatically increased."
Some critics, like Bill Walker of Firedoglake, suggest both neither White House nor Weiner have been so fearless in action, and that Weiner "was all too willing to dump the Public Option, Medicare buy-in, drug re-importation, Medicare negotiation for lower prices, and sharply reduc[ing] corporate profiteering." But he talks a good game, doesn't he?