Friday, December 18, 2009

Dean Speaks

Following the jettisoning of both the public option and the Medicare buy-in provision, one of the nation's leading progressive voices on health care reportedly said Tuesday that the Senate bill is no longer worth supporting.

"This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate," former Gov. Howard Dean told political reporter Bob Kinzel of Vermont Public Radio.

  Raw Story

Escalating his opposition to what remains of the health care legislation, former Gov. Howard Dean has taken more swipes at President Obama, after a contentious back-and-forth that led to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs publicly sniping at him on Wednesday.

Dean, who outspokenly championed the public option and also supported the Medicare buy-in, said Thursday on MSNBC's Morning Joe that he won't "vigorously" support Obama's re-election in 2012.

"I'm going to support President Obama when he runs for re-election," Dean said. "Not vigorously. I'm going to vote for him."

  Raw Story

Holding his nose, I suppose, since he’s feeling confident that we’ll still be using the old team sports approach to elections.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.


  1. I can't hold my nose and vote anymore.I went for Nader in 2008,Peltier (peace and freedom in Calif pres candidate)in 2004.
    No one in the Democratic party seems to have noticed, Bruce Springsteen isn't putting on a concert to get my vote back.

  2. they didn't notice mine went missing either.

    actually, they can't possibly be ignorant of the trend away from them again, going into the 2010 elections, but something tells me they know the score - that votes can be manipulated, and rather easily - it's the corporate interests they are concerned about.

    perhaps you should incorporate.


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