The Senators who opposed the public health option are all health insurance industry whores. Every single one. But rarely are they made to look so incredibly stupid with their own stupid words. Take Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-who cares state)
Here's what she had to say about the public option.
“Creating another government-funded option is not where we’re going. We don’t need to go there,” Lincoln told members of the Arkansas Farm Bureau during a video conference. “A government-funded option is something that I think is not the way to go.”
Right. She is totally opposed to government getting all up in our business. That's why six months ago she was blathering about the awesomeness of government insurance.
Six months ago, Senator Lincoln condemned President Obama for trying to reduce the federal budget by cutting the large taxpayer contribution to a government insurance program that she cherishes, the USDA’s crop reinsurance program. Lincoln comes from a farm family and agriculture is her political base.
And slightly androgynous, I have to say. Seriously, she's bringing a lot of dude to her lady party.