Republicans may have won a huge victory today. President Barack Obama’s staff signaled for the first time on Sunday that the White House is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new U.S. health care system.

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Kathleen Sebelius: Public Option Dropped, Possibly

Realizing that Obama’s health care reform plan is doomed, Obama officials stated to the press for the first time on Sunday that a compromise plan could include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan.

This announcement will likely enrage liberals, who will view the compromise as selling out the whole idea of national health care. In short, Obama is so desperate, he is considering abandoning his liberal base on national health care. Obamacare appears doomed.

Obama previously fought for the pubic option, through which the government would run a health insurance agency to help cover the nation’s uninsured people. This government option was meant to compete with private insurance. Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, speaking on CNN, said that government public option is “not the essential element” of health care reform. She stated Obama would consider health care co-ops instead.

Republicans argue that the public option would drive private insurers out of business. Democrats argue that the co-ops would not insure enough people. Many liberal Democrats have stated that they will not vote for a plan without the public option.

In other words, no one is happy with Obamacare. It is doomed. And good riddance.

A great leader we have in the White House. By trying to make everyone happy, he makes no one happy.