Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he would submit a health care reform bill with a national public option that states could choose not to join.
This is how democracy is supposed to work. The highest ranking member of Senate was able to hear the will of America’s progressive majority over the din of the insurance lobby and the right-wing noise machine, and was responsive to the majority.
But that’s mere idealism. From a practical standpoint, this is how the modern progressive movement is supposed to work.