Dr. Howard Dean made headlines last night by urging, on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, that the current gutted and compromised health care reform bill be defeated in the Senate. Unfortnately, members of his own party took the opportunity to attack him rather than to listen to his message. Here's the story from KO.
Howard Dean is right. This bill sucks. It's awful, and it needs to be defeated. This isn't the bill passed out of the House. This isn't the bill anyone but the insurance companies want. It's not real reform, and it is absolutely ridiculous that it's being presented as such. Harry Reid should be run home to Nevada for this bait and switch he has pulled on his own party. I sure hope Harry enjoys his time back in the minority soon. And, for the PRESIDENT to attack Governor Dean for advocating for health reform when it is the President that's ready to make the American people accept this wishy washy mishmash of mess they call the Senate bill, is preposterous. Bravo Howard Dean...the conscience of the Liberal Wing of the Democratic Party!