Stephen Lynch, one of what has turned out to be a large amount of Reps who have tried to say they wouldn't vote for the bill and then eventually are backing it was ripped by the biggest newspaper in Boston.
Like most of the primadonnas who have been holding out as of late, there is virtually no reason for this level of obstruction (Bobby Rush, I'm looking at you too).
The Boston Globe editorial page calmly, precisely and devastatingly rips into Stephen Lynch for his promised no vote on healthcare. What rep decides ahead of time how they're going to vote before meeting the President? What rep takes a phone call from VICKI KENNEDY and is still a no on this?
Apparently a hypocritical one.
Lynch’s announcement yesterday caused much head-scratching — not least because of one of the reasons he gave. He faulted the Senate bill for not letting states set up a public insurance plan for people who are required by the bill to get coverage. But last year it was Lynch’s failure to embrace a public option that caused labor leaders, formerly among his strongest backers, to deny him a chance to speak at their Labor Day breakfast.
Lynch also faults the Senate bill for the tax it places on high-cost ‘‘Cadillac’’ insurance policies, some of which are held by union members. But the corrective package would reduce that tax substantially and delay it until 2018. Lynch and other critics of the Cadillac tax would have ample time to find other ways to put downward pressure on costs and finance the subsidies that will help extend coverage to the 31 million people who lack it.
I made this promise in regards to Kucinich, and I'm making it to you Mr. Lynch and Mr. Rush, I will help pay for any primary opponent to put you down if you both choose to vote this thing down.
So Mr. Lynch, Mr. Rush, make the Right choice. Make the Just Choice. Make the ONLY choice. VOTE YES.