Marc Ambinder has a fine (mixed) metaphor to describe the frustration of many Democratic lawmakers: “Lieberman has designed his public campaign as a way to streeeetch out the debate as much as possible, and just as Democrats seem to be on the verge of reaching him, like a quantum particle, he appears instantly at a completely different location, rendering useless at least a week of hard soldering by the Democrats.”
Meanwhile, Greg Sargent points to a video that suggests the junior Democrat from Connecticut supported something like what he now opposes just a few months ago. It’s on tape.
My proposals were to basically expand the existing successful public health insurance programs Medicare and Medicaid…
When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post 50, maybe more like post 55. People who have retired early, or unfortunately have been laid off early, who lose their health insurance and they’re too young to qualify for Medicare.