UPDATE, 11:15a: As if skepticism if not outright denial among Senate Democrats about Reid's claim of a compromise reached between libs and mods weren't enough, now add MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's "stick a fork in it" lament last night...
As Politico reported, "Olbermann... said... that losing the pure public option is a "total and unmitigated defeat without a war."
11:04a: Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid gave a grand show Tuesday, December 8, via a public statement and press release that "moderate... progressive members of our diverse caucus... tonight... have come to a consensus."
The only problem is he was bluffing. Bear in mind 4 of the 10 senators brawling behind closed doors over the controversial public option are Feingold, Landrieu, Lincoln, and Nelson.
Here were their statements - made after Reid's big announcement...
Also bear in mind Reid needs 60 votes, including all 58 Democrats...
... and both Independents...
... or a Republican or 2...
Moral: Don't believe a word Harry Reid says.
Thank you for this elaboration!Posted by: Carol at December 10, 2009 12:17 PM
I'm glad to hear it.Posted by: Courtney at December 10, 2009 12:52 PM
Carol, you're welcome. This information came as a relief to me.Posted by: Jill Stanek at December 10, 2009 1:08 PM
am I just imagining it...or is it that ANY comment/speech coming out of a major democrat (including the grand poobah himself) contains obfuscation, misdirections, cover-ups or LIEs??
No..I'm just imagining it, right? Riiiight...Posted by: RSD at December 10, 2009 1:26 PM
Soooo, which is the Sacred Cow here that must never be sacrificed: Abortion, or the Public Option???
The Smoke of Satan grows thicker....Posted by: MEL at December 10, 2009 9:16 PM
Memo to Olbermann: Patience, my friend. You'll get your precious little public option. Don't tell anybody, but they're just changing the name.
Our secret, 'kay?Posted by: carder at December 10, 2009 9:20 PM