Much attention from Countdown tonight has expectedly come from Keith's special comment expressing his disapproval with the sad bill that we have at the moment.
But for me, despite how great that was to see from him as usual, even more of a steering indictment for how horrible this legislation is comes from the thoughts of one Wendell Potter.
Potter, the former CIGNA executive figure, has been a crucial voice to listen to the whole entire year. He has lived the life of the health insurance companies that he fights now today, knowing the same people that he worked really can't stand him for exposing the aspersions and immoralities of his former colleagues.
Potter explained to Olbermann how it is truly is "Pop Champagne week" (as I dub it) at the moment for Wellpoint, Aetna, Bluecross and his former employers.
"Is it a bailout for the insurance industries?" "It certainly is, it contains everything the industry wants, and it's been stripped of things that the industry didn't like, so it absolutely is a big gift, a big bailout to the industry."
Potter goes on to explain what we all know now, but it hits more considering that he has been there. He knows how they think, how they operate, and yet, it pains him that their same tactics of the past have somehow worked here in the future.
I really do hope that Ezra Klein, Nate Sliver, Matthew Yglesias, Paul Krugman (who I support massively) and the rest of the cheerleaders of "pass this bill, even with how it stands" will take time not only to read what Mr. Moulitsas wrote, what Jon Walker has written in his reply to Sliver, listen to what Olbermann has said, and for me, watch Mr. Potter voice his views ( a man who has been in the industry).
And I hope in my heart those who support this sad pathetic thing that's considered by the President "historic legislation" in the online community see the full story of how hazardous this bill is to our nation.
(From TWD, trying to look at the entire perspective, God bless and good night all).
(And, as always everyone, thanks for the Rec's, though it on reporting something that I'm not thankful about.)