I always wondered…
Finally, the nation got to see details of the Max Baucus plan for health care reform Wednesday, and the most telling thing about it was the number of fellow senators who stood with him for the big announcement: none.
Baucus, the Montana Democrat who heads the Senate Finance Committee, stood alone, a sure and depressing sign of scant support for his long-awaited bill. If splintered Senate Democrats can’t fix it and rally around an amended version, hopes for reform could be in serious trouble.
Health care liberals such as Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., declared they couldn’t support the Baucus bill. Rockefeller objected to its omission of a new government-run insurance plan to compete with the private market, while Kerry criticized the bill’s funding mechanism.
Pitiful. The Democrats put a racist on the ballot in 2004.