This means that Majority Leader Reid, in the words of one Democratic lobbyist, “can get on the bill, but can’t get off.”
Meaning that Senator Reid cannot end the filibuster of the bill by the Republicans and Senator Lieberman — unless Senator Reid drops the public option.
Given Speaker Pelosi’s throwing overboard of the robust public option, the no-enforcement of the health benefit provision for immigrants and the pro-abortion crowd in order to pass her $3 Trillion spending bill, it is possible Senator Reid will throw the public option overboard.
The one thing they cannot change — public option or not — is the cost.
Three trillion in spending ought to be pounded on repeatedly.