Thursday, August 13, 2009

Representative Mike Ross predicts no public option in final bill!!??

From Libertarian Republican:

Chairman of the Blue Dog Democrats, Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, earlier today predicted that no public option for health care would make it into the final version of health care legislation. The remarks came right before a Chamber of Commerce meeting in El Dorado (pronounced El Dor-ey-do).

El Dorado TEA Party chairman John Wilson said Ross made the prediction during a fifteen-minute one-on-one conversation between the two immediately prior to the Blue Dog Democrat's meeting Wednesday with the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce.

Wilson said that "Today I had a chance to look Ross in the eye... The Congressman gave me clear, concise answers that were on subject, and made no attempt to sidestep or evade any of my questions and concerns."

Wilson went on to say that according to Ross: the final version of the legislation will not include a controversial government-subsidized health insurance plan that's been dubbed a "public option."

If Ross actually said this, the fall-out will be spectacular.


Eric Dondero said...

Hey thanks Steve. This is HUGE!!! News. I cannot believe the mainstreams have not picked up on it yet.

As Ross goes, so goes the Blue Dogs. And if the Dems lose the Blue Dogs, it's all over.

Just remember, if this is all over Fox, CNN, and Drudge tomorrow, I'M THE ONE WHO BROKE THE STORY!!!

(That and a nickel will get me a cup of coffee, I'm sure. Maybe from Biden at Katie's in downtown Wilmington?)

Steve Newton said...

No problem; it seems like a no-brainer to cover this one.

Also notice I have added you to the blogroll.