Max Baucus is a Democrat who votes with Republicans a whole lot of the time. He is after all from a red state and does like to get re-elected. Something he has been successful in doing since taking office 31 years ago.
Because of his seniority, he is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, a fairly powerful position, and has just about single-handedly thwarted the efforts of his more liberal party members to pass meaningful health care legislation with a public option.
Now, I don’t know whether or not he actually cares that a majority of Americans want health care reform and that he is the fly in the ointment. He may not care. But we now have a chance to make our voices heard through Democracy for
Russ Feingold has an electronic letter you can sign. A letter thanking the 12 Democratic members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP Committee for “for crafting the Affordable Health Choice Act with the choice of a public health insurance option available to everyone in America.”
So if you are of a mind to, click here and sign the letter. You can add your own comments, too.
It is an obvious dig at Baucus. I mentioned him by name in my comments.