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Fighting The White House for the Public Option

I reported late yesterday afternoon that a deal had been made and the White House was talking down the Senate on the Public Option because it wasn’t going to be bi-partisan.  (Never mind that it didn’t stop the White House from signing the stimulus bill earlier this year)

So, a local group in Maine has launched an ad targeting Sen. Olympia Snow who represents a state that went for Obama by 58% to 40% of the vote. They also started a national petition to the President to show support for the Public Option.  I urge you to sign it and see how we can show the White House that its not ok to play politics with our health care for the appearance of bi-partisanship with the Party of No.

“Every day, insurance companies deny care and let people die. Getting one Republican senator’s vote is not worth delaying reform — too many real lives are at stake. We need you to fight and state clearly that anything less than a strong public option is not change we can believe in.” Sign here.”