Come Saturday Morning: Hoyer Finally Admits the Obvious: Health Care Bill Killed the Dems in 2010

By: Saturday March 10, 2012 6:45 am

Dear Reader: What caused the members of Official Washington’s institutions, particularly those part of or linked to the institutional Democratic Party, to go after Jane Hamsher hammer and tongs? Answer: Her insistence on pushing for at least a public option in the health care bill — and her warnings that without a public option, the bill would become a deadly stinky rotting albatross of a millstone around the Democrats’ collective necks in November of 2010. She was right, she was proved right, and now Steny Hoyer’s finally admitted it.


Build Your Own Joe Wilson Commemorative “You Lie” Assault Rifle!

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 4:30 pm

Nope, right-wing rhetoric in response to the health care bill has nothing to do with violence and is not at all related to guns.

Poll: Health Care Bill Wildly Unpopular in Swing Districts? No Kidding

By: Friday October 29, 2010 9:30 am

According to the latest WSJ/NBC poll, the health care bill is “particularly unpopular in the districts that matter most in the Republicans’ effort to retake the House”: According to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 52% of respondents said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who wanted to give the [...]

Axelrod Stabs Rahm, Runs from Wreckage of Health Care Bill

By: Monday September 27, 2010 9:30 am

The race is on to unload responsibility for the extremely unpopular health care bill. And Axelrod wants to make sure he doesn’t get the blame.

Goldman Takes a Page from AHIP to Game Regulation Reform

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:30 am

In this new world order of supercorporations who earn their phantom profits by investing in politics, it is the “small businesses” who are being stifled and frozen out. Building a better mouse trap no longer matters, because the Acme Mouse Trap Company is writing legislation that makes it impossible to sell yours. Acme can build the shittiest mouse trap in the world, and never have to innovate, because their market is protected, their failures are subsidized and they pay no taxes. That gives them more money to plug back into the political system, and the cycle begins again.

Baucus Thanks Wellpoint VP Liz Fowler for Writing Health Care Bill

By: Monday March 29, 2010 1:30 pm

The insurance industry has spent their money well, spreading it across both parties. They got what they paid for with this neoliberal health care bill.

Judicial Activist Florida Governor Candidate Pays Tenther to Attack Health Care Bill

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 5:31 pm

Over and over we see judicial activism from conservative politicians. Florida AG Bill McCollum and his running buddy David Rivkin are the latest examples of wasting taxpayer dollars on extremist causes.

Obama Hosts Anti-Abortion Signing Ceremony

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 11:15 am

The President is hosting a signing ceremony for his Executive Order on abortion today; it’s quite a step away from what he said in July 2007 and even later.

Pelosi: Health Care Bill a Conservative Bill (Time to Go Back Under the Bus, Veal Pen)

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 6:59 am

“Progressives” should be honest and admit that they are clapping for a health care plan that most found to be moral anathema when the GOP proposed it in 1994, and that going forward they will settle for nothing from the Democrats.  And like it.

Liveblog: House Floor Debate on Health Care Bill

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 12:05 pm

Welcome to the liveblog on the House of Representative’s health insurance reform vote. Whether you support the bill or opposite it, whether the bill passes or doesn’t this is a historic vote.

If a potential deal is struck with the Stupak bloc and the “pro-choice” caucus does not bolt, there would seem to be little standing in the way of the bills final passage.

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