Thursday, October 1, 2009

Calling Out the Insurance Industry Whores


In a clear sign that the left will not hold back from targeting fellow Dems in the final stretch of the health care wars, MoveOn is going up on the air today with new radio spots slamming the “centrist” Dem Senators who voted against the public option amendments yesterday, a MoveOn official confirms.

The ads, which haven’t yet been announced, will target Senators Kent Conrad, Blanche Lincoln, and Max Baucus in their home states, the official confirms. All three voted against the public option amendments pushed by Senators Jay Rockefeller and Chuck Schumer in the Senate Finance Committee yesterday. The MoveOn official sends over the script:

Today in (ARKANSAS/NORTH DAKOTA/MONTANA), a patient lost insurance coverage for medical care she needs…

Hospital bills will eat up another family’s savings…

And a small business owner is worried about affording health benefits for his employees.

But when Senator (CONRAD/LINCOLN/BAUCUS) recently had a chance to help fix our health care crisis, (SHE/HE) voted no.

Instead of helping (ARKANSAS/NORTH DAKOTA/MONTANA) families get more affordable, quality health care choices, Senator (CONRAD/LINCOLN/BAUCUS) sided with the special interests and insurance companies.

If you believe we deserve the choice of a public health insurance option, call Senator (CONRAD/LINCOLN/BAUCUS) at (202) 224-3121 -– and ask him/her why (HE/SHE) doesn’t.

Tell him (NORTH DAKOTA/ARKANSAS/MONTANA) families can’t afford to wait for real reform with a strong public option any longer.

Pretty hard hitting as friendly-fire goes. MoveOn had for a time laid low in targeting Dems. But yesterday’s Finance Committee vote leaves no choice but to target them in advance of the final push for the public option. It could still survive if Harry Reid includes it in the final Senate bill or if it gets inserted in conference negotiations between the Senate and House or in the form of an amendment on the Senate floor.

An update on the next legislative steps in the health care fight can be found here.

A few more telling votes like this and the Douche Caucus will be a bit smaller come 2010. Good riddance.

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