Former DNC chair Howard Dean has the public’s option for dealing with Blue Dog Democrats who vote against the public option:
“I do think there will be primaries as the result of all this, if the bill doesn’t pass with a public option,” Dean said, in a phone interview with the Huffington Post.
The former Vermont governor added the caveat that he thought “cooler heads” would ultimately prevail and that a government run option for insurance coverage would be passed. But his remarks are some of the most threatening yet to be directed at Democrats from within the party.
Blue Dogs are doing this because they feel its the best way to stay in power. If they do, primary them. Make the main issue health care and make them spend that donations from the health care industry trying to explain how they campaigned with three candidates (Clinton, Edwards or Obama) who all believed in a public option.