I wish I could remember where I saw it the other day, or had bookmarked it, but I saw some reporter write that the “public option” not so long ago was the “far-left position”. It’s a good example of how the American political press is trapped in a funhouse mirror. The public option never was the far-left position, it effectively was a compromise position in an already-compromised bill that despite having Republican origins received essentially no Republican votes.

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