The republicans may be the "Party of No" (a moniker that at times has some truth, other times not), but democrats represent an equally unconstructive creature -- the Party of All or Nothing. Today Pelosi says that there is "no way" a health care reform bill can get through the House without a public option (see link below). It's not even negotiable. Nevermind that the public option is likely the single biggest source of the current bill's unpopularity. Even though Obama & The Dems will not admit it, many people nationwide realize that the full intention behind the public option is gradually to reach a single payer system, i.e. the end of the private insurance industry and total, complete control of the health care system by the federal government. That is the dream of the radical left, but to most Americans, the concept of federal government control of the entirety of the health care system is frightening (it sure as heck is to me).
So what we have in the public option is a very unpopular component of the dems' current plan, and they won't even discuss it. Despite the trial balloon sent out by the White House over the weekend suggesting that the public option might not be necessary to the bill, the White House reversed course on Monday and congressional dems have roared all week (like Pelosi today) that a public option must be included in the bill. It's not open to discussion or negotiation. It may be unpopular in the country, but the far left-controlled dems are determined to ram it right down our throats. That's the Party of All or Nothing. That's a party not representing any of us. That's a party to be afraid of, folks.