The Republicans are willing to let one out of every ten of your friends go broke in the name of foiling the president and reclaiming control over the government (which they say they hate). Think about that.
If the non-insurance industry constituents of Lieberman hold him accountable, he may recognize that there are more people worried about health care costs than there are CEOs worried about health care profits.
With every month that goes by without health care reform, another 3,600 Americans die due to a lack of insurance. And Joe Lieberman, like Elaine in that classic Seinfeld episode, is stopping off for Jujyfruits.
If you think you really can get a more Progressive health care bill, I want to hear more than talking points. I want to know how you deal a huge defeat to reform, and then get to 60 votes on a new bill that's more progressive than this one.
Baucus' entire goal was to construct a bipartisan plan. Mission accomplished. Insofar as both parties hate it. He tailored his plan to appeal to the Republicans who, as it turns out, don't support the plan anyway.