July 29, 2009

Howard Dean filling in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown brings in Wendell Potter to talk about why the Blue Dogs and Republicans are standing in the way of health care reform, and allowing a public option in the legislation. Wendell breaks down the lobbyist influence and industry talking points which are being repeated by politicians who are in their pockets.

As I said about Ed Schultz, good for Howard for bringing him on to talk about this issue. If the Democratic Party really wanted to drive this health care debate home, and get some meaningful reform of the insurance industry, they'd be putting Wendell Potter in the spot light. They appear to be more worried about appeasing the Blue Dogs and the conserva-Dems instead.

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