That's a stupid question to ask and very right wing of Cenk Uygur, host of the Young Turks:
That is why everyone is so animated about the public option. It represents the larger question - is Obama really one of us or is he one of them? By us, I don't mean liberals or progressives. I mean the people interested in having their leaders represent them and not the lobbyists who gave them the biggest check. The great irony is that this could be a truly bipartisan issue.I'm nearly as tired of liberal ideology as rightwing ideology. Liberals have staked everything on the "public option." There might actually be a BETTER solution, but they wouldn't know it. It's really, really dumb to say that Obama is an OTHER if he doesn't do what you want him to do. Liberals believe they elected Obama. The rightwing believes the liberals got Obama elected. But it just ain't true. There are plenty of non-liberals who worked hard to elect Obama.
If he is one of us, then he will not negotiate away the public option because the private health care companies hate it (i.e. they are worried it will be real competition; and if there's anything a large corporation hates, it's real competition). If he is one of them, he will give us nice words meant to appease us about how he tried to keep the public option but he just couldn't and he had to settle for a compromise like the "trigger." Read it all if you wish