ObamaCare At 58, Perhaps

Looks like Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) can be tentatively penciled in as a “nay” vote, at least for the public option:

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., said Tuesday she still can’t support a government-funded insurance option, a day after legislation was unveiled that would give states the choice of whether to participate in the program.

“Creating another government-funded option is not where we’re going. We don’t need to go there,” Lincoln told members of the Arkansas Farm Bureau during a video conference. “A government-funded option is something that I think is not the way to go.”

The catch here, and the reason she has to be listed as a tentative nay, is that she didn’t specifically say she’d vote against Reid’s bill or the “opt-out” provision.

Still, this can’t be good for Reid… he comes up with this Grand Opt-Out Plan to Save ObamaCare, and now not only has he lost the single Republican Senator that voted for it in committee, he’s now managed to lose one and maybe two of the Democrats.

These things do sometimes tend to turn into “bandwagon” affairs… once you get one or two saying no, it’s easier for others to say no. I’d not be at all surprised if we see more Dems pushing back on the Reid Opt-Out Plan.

It’s probably not a coincidence that Lincoln is up for re-election in 2010, either.


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