Remember Dianne Feinstein’s famous “let them eat cake” moment back in June, over lefty criticism of her health care position?
“I do not think this is helpful. It doesn’t move me one whit,” she said. “They are spending a lot of money on something that is not productive.”
Well, look who’s running to get aboard the train now that it might be leaving the station! Why, it’s Mrs I’m-At-The-Head-Of-This-Parade Herself!
“Private, for-profit insurance companies have no moral compass,” California’s senior senator said in a lengthy statement Friday, in which she called not just for a government-run public option for health care, but also for repealing insurers’ decades-old antitrust exemption.
Feinstein said she’s convinced a national public option will offer Americans high-quality coverage at a lower price. “I am concerned that without a public option, (cutting health costs) will be difficult to accomplish,” she said.
Welcome aboard the Public Option Train, Mrs Feinstein. Whatever changed your mind?
Protesters lined up outside her district offices in California, and she received more than 200,000 phone calls and e-mails.
Feinstein spokesman Gil Duran says his boss’ position was misunderstood. What worried the senator, he said, was whether the votes were there in the upper chamber to produce a bill.