Capitulation or Compromise?

Don’t Confuse Capitulation With Compromise

By: Jon Walker, Firedog Lake

Wednesday December 2, 2009 3:28 pm

The progressives have said a public option is a must-have. A majority of both the House and Senate would vote for bill with a public option. If progressives are forced to surrender the public option, to try to “trade” it for something better, then they must officially admit that Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Mary Landrieu, and Joe Lieberman are the infinitely more powerful bloc. If progressives give up on the public option, they will cede power and influence in Washington for a very long time. Even bigger than health care, if the entire Democratic party exists only to give Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, and Mary Landrieu sole power to design every peice of legislation, the progressive grassroots needs to reevaluate why they even vote for Democrats.


  1. …to vote Dem or Green or P&J for 14 years now.  But I find mind at the end of its tether, no place meaningful or significant to go.  Dead End!  Yikes!

    • TMC on December 3, 2009 at 05:52

    come to the end of the road? Is the two party system now the one party system? Where do we go from here? Is there any place to go?

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