The "mobs" have spoken and have finally been heard.
Obama waves the white flag on the public option.
Chalk up a major victory for the American people. Let me put it another way. Chalk up a major victory for Americans who reject socialist health care. Obama and Democrats have finally seen the writing on the wall. I can't believe it only took Americans getting ticked off enough for it to happen. Obama is now backing off of the "public option" component in a health care reform bill. The bill was a joke in the first place. I don't know how Obama could have been serious about wanting to reform health care without addressing tort reform in respect to junk lawsuits. Obama's approval rating has plummeted for his support and marketing of the government option. Its hard to say if his numbers will go back up even if a bipartisan bill is passed absent the government option. I think Obama has damaged himself beyond repair. Putting the health care bill aside, the next big controversial legislation up for debate will be the "Cap&Trade" bill. I predict the vocal rejection for this will be as equally loud as the health care debate. Obama has suffered two huge setbacks. His pork laden, political payback known as the stimulus bill has yet to live up to the hype of turning the economy around and now this. Maybe Senator Jim Demint was right after all. This failure by Obama may have dried up Obama's political capital. Obama and Democrats have solid control of congress, and Republicans can't stop them from passing their legislation. Try as the DNC will, they can't blame the Republicans for Obama and their defeat.
This defeat of Obama is key in an important way. The American people stopped Obama and the Democratic Party. Every piece of legislation that Obama has signed into law hasn't gone over very well with the American people. Liberals who tried to fool moderates and independents by trying to label Obama as a "centrist" have egg on their face right now. Even with the public option off the table, Americans would be advised not to let their guards down for a minute. At the end of the day, elitists in Washington will still try to find a way to dwarf the will of the American people. Even with the American people clearly letting thier voices be heard in their option to the public option, liberals still want Obama to fight for it!! Liberals don't represent mainstream America as much as their warped minds think. I guess most Americans were on the same side as Rush Limbaugh. They wanted a government take over of health care to fail and it has. The people have spoken.