Most of the country favors public involvement in health care reform. But politicians like Jim DeMint (R-SC) oppose it.
In fact, DeMint wants to gin up a fight over health care reform to ““break” Obama,” asserting that such a fight “will be [Obama’s] Waterloo.”
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these politicians are thwarting the will of the vast majority of the public because they are in the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies and other health care industry interests and lobbyists.
It’s time to fight the Republicans on this. Hard.
It’s also time to tell “centrist” Democrats that this is an issue that, if they side with the Republicans, will encourage progressive opponents in the primaries who will garner staunch support from progressive voters.
Lobbyists and deep pocketed business interests are powerful enemies. But votes trump legalized bribes.
Vote the bums out.
Update: This story from Politico highlights an example that should be just the start of the pushback against the Republicans and blue dogs: