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Demonizing Dean won’t absolve the health care sham
San Francisco Chronicle - Robert Scheer

How dare a progressive suggest a vote against the Senate health bill? When Howard Dean did just that last week, he was roundly condemned for casting aspersions on what even many of its more ardent supporters admit is an obviously flawed bill. Instead of focusing their wrath on the few obstructionists in the Senate who blackmailed the majority into dropping a much-needed public option in order to avoid a filibuster, they made Dean the villain for daring to suggest that passage of this deeply compromised legislation might make the nation’s health care system worse.