The public option is an advertising slogan

How many people supporting the “public option” understand

that it’s firewalled to 9 million or so people?

Are they holding the line on the “pissant 9-million enrollee public option” or they don’t know a bait-and-switch has occurred? (Which one is worse?)

Over at Steve Benen’s blog, it seems like a lot of commenters (who are supposed to be the informed ones commenting on the “uninformed” poll respondents) are going on the assumption that this is some sort of Medicare Buy-In public option.

And Steve is just adding to the disinformation by saying, “At this point, perhaps it’s better to emphasize its qualities? Call it the ‘competition option’ or the ‘public choice option’?” Those “emphasize its qualities“? Sheesh. It gets loonier by the day.


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