One Dem Sees Reality in Town Halls

The Washington Post reports that finally one Democrat gets it about public oposition to health care:
Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the Blue Dog congressman who battled with Democratic Party leaders for much of July before reaching an agreement on health-care reform legislation, said Tuesday that he could no longer back the government-insurance option included in the bill he voted for before the congressional recess.

"I have been skeptical about the public health insurance option from the beginning and used August to get feedback from you, my constituents," he wrote in a statement his office released publicly. "An overwhelming number of you oppose a government-run health insurance option, and it is your feedback that has led me to oppose the public option as well."
No insurance company, no massive conspiracy is good enough to organize and motivate the sorts of outrage that ordinary Americans expressed in the town halls -- despite Democratic attempts to supress them. The anger was and is real.

Will the Democrats bend to the will of the people? Or will they behave like elitists, telling everyone else what the Democrats deem to be good for them -- and enacting it into law.

Stay tuned.


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