I figure that far fewer than one in four voters nationwide know how badly we're being HAD in this scam that is called "the public option".
What did Lieberman do? Well, first of all, he's an independent, having tried both parties and decided that he cannot work within their structures. But what they're all so bent about is that he stopped a Medicare expansion (for people 55-65) from being included in the public option. Of course, he didn't do it singlehandedly, but he kept the Democrats from ramming it through over Republican resistance. There might be some good reasons to be against it, but those are not up for discussion. We have a problem with our democracy here. Dissent is supposed to be democratic, but it is systematically suppressed now by the democrats, just as it was suppressed by the Neocons under Shrub. Both parties are a mess, and the legislation they support is better for business than it is for the people.