Michael Moore apparently stopped by a rally at the offices of Public Citizen yesterday to draw a line in the sand for any Democrats who oppose a government-run insurance plan as part of the ObamaCare legislation. See The Washington Post.
"I and a lot of other people have every intention of removing you from Congress in the next election if you stand in the way of health-care legislation that the people want," the beefy filmmaker roared. "We will come to your districts, and we will work against you, first in the primary, and if we have to, in the general election. . . . You think we're going to go along with you just because you're Democrats? You should think again!"
Interestingly enough, Sen. Max Baucus was across town yesterday doing the very thing Moore warned Democrats against - leading an attempt to exclude the public option from health-care legislation.
"My job is to put together a bill that gets 60 votes," Finance Committee chairman Baucus said. "Now, I can count, and no one has been able to show me how we can count up to 60 votes with a public option in the bill. . . . I fear that if this provision is in the bill as it comes out of this committee, it will jeopardize real, meaningful, health-care reform."