In the time-honored Liberal tradition of naming (and renaming if necessary) legislation as the exact opposite of its intent, Nancy Pelosi has now decided to rename the “public option” as either the “consumer option” or “competitive option”. We have seen these Orwellian name games countless times before — ie. The Employee Free Choice Act, The Fairness Doctrine — but as we have discussed here in the past, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is Nationalized Healthcare.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a government-sponsored public option for health care lives. But it may be going by a different name.
In an appearance at a Florida senior center Monday, the Democratic leader referred to the so-called public option as “the consumer option.” Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, appeared by Pelosi’s side and used the term “competitive option.” Both suggested a new moniker might get them past any lingering doubts among the public, consumers and competitors…