President Obama will be dropping the socialistic Public Option from his government-run health care plan. This will certainly anger the liberal wing of the Democratic Party and make for some interesting showdowns with both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (emphasis mine).
“…Obama’s willingness to forgo the public option is sure to anger his party’s liberal base. But some administration officials welcome a showdown with liberal lawmakers… …The confrontation would allow Obama to show he is willing to stare down his own party to get things done.”
Harry Reid is losing in the polls in his run for reelection in Nevada and nobody outside of San Francisco likes Nancy Pelosi. The President’s back is up against the wall.
It will be interesting to read the reaction from liberal pundits from the Huffington Post and M.S.N.B.C.
To read more on the change in President Obama’s position by Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei of Politico click here.