From Huffington Post:
"Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Friday that he will oppose legislation that would give people the option of a public health insurance plan. The move puts him on the opposite side of two-thirds of Americans.
Nelson's problem is that the public plan would be too attractive and would hurt the private insurance plans. "At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game," Nelson said. Including a public option in a health plan, he said, was a "deal breaker."
Listen, you brain dead crook, I thought the free market was supreme. If those poor insurance companies can't make enough profit competing with a public plan, then let them go bankrupt, and let their CEOs live in refrigerator boxes in some dirty alley. That's the capitalist way, Ben.
If the Dems start imposing lunatic litmus tests like the Republicans, they will end up in the same place the Republicans are today. But, enough is enough. There are some people who are so outside the pale, and so owned by the rich, that I don't want anything to do with them. Sixty votes be damned, if the guy is going to vote like a Republican every time, let the Republicans take the public responsibility for him.
I'm not talking about a purge here, but I think we need to pick one or two of the worst offenders (Ben is at the top of my list), and replace them with real Democrats. Don't think we can do it? If we could put a black man in the White House, this would be child's play.