Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would never go for a public option in the health care debate our nation is having. Making things easier for those that need insurance is simply not McConnell's top concern. Helping his buddies within the insurance industry is, and he made his allegiance known on a recent Sunday talk show at his favorite network.
Because Democratic Leaders (such as they are) too often tend to be idiots when it comes to developing narratives and memes (we're talking "marketing" here), they too often overlook or don't understand GOP "gifts" when they're given. Case in point: on May 17 Mitch McConnell admitted to Chris Wallace on the May 17 FNSunday:The video is provided in the link above. McConnell may not have meant to lead viewers to see that a public option is only a bad idea for the corporations that profit off our health (or lack there of) but it certainly came across. As the diarist above states, Democratic Leaders are much too hesitant in offending the health insurance industry. That is why it is up to the rest of us that care about real health care reform to push the issue that Americans deserve good, affordable health care just like almost every other advanced democracy out there.
"The private insurance people would not be able to compete with a government option."