U.S. Public Healthcare Option DOA

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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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Washington - Political junkies and talk show pundits of all stripes have been on U.S. President Barack Obama's case of late. The latest topic to rankle the already irate is the President's stance on the healthcare issue in America. Long an advocate of the so-called "Public Option," Obama seems about to change his position. Critics of the President say he has already started to use equivocatory language when discussing the issue at recent press conferences.

Glen Beck, a FOX News personality, agrees with that assessment. After looking up the word "equivocatory" in the dictionary, he said, "This is just but another example of the wishy-washy, any-way-the-wind-blows statements the President has made lately."

But the controversy over American's right to choose a healthcare insurer of their choice has taken a back seat to a new tempest in a teabagger's pot.

"The public option is dead," said Beck, during an airing of his program recently. "It is just not going to happen." After quickly flipping through the dictionary again, Beck said, "The death of the public option is "inevitable". It is destined to fail, and the President should acknowledge that fact."

After a pregnant pause in his harangue, during which Beck looked meaningfully intent at the camera, he continued, "And once the President finally admits he doesn't have the support of the Congress or the American people, once he gives up on this public option boondoggle, he has no choice but to bow to the inevitable."

Beck indignantly then added, "Is there nothing the President won't bow to?"

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