The majority of Americans don’t want Obamacare. The majority of Coloradans don’t want Obamacare. So what does Colorado’s appointed Senator want?
Four Senate Democrats wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), asking him to revive the public option in the Senate’s healthcare bill.Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) called on Reid to reintroduce the public option into the healthcare debate through the budget reconciliation process, which would short-circuit filibuster rules and allow Democrats to pass a bill with a simple majority in the Senate.
“Although we strongly support the important reforms made by the Senate-passed health reform package, including a strong public option would improve both its substance and the public’s perception of it,” Bennet wrote to Reid in a letter cosigned by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
So cramming something the American people want down their throats is soon to be ex-Senator Bennet’s idea of a campaign strategy. And let’s make sure to start on this path to “nationalization of US healthcare” by bypassing normal Senate rules and doing it through a budget reconciliation process.
I certainly hope that Colorado knocks this schmuck down. And its funny, because if he gets what he wants you can almost guarantee he will get booted. If the whole Obamacare fiasco fades into the mists he might have a better chance.