President Olympia Snowe's Utterly Illogical Trigger Argument

Today, President Olympia Snowe declared her opposition to a public option:


"The point is I don't support a public option. And none of my Republican colleagues do and some Democrats in the Senate and even in the House. I think the point is how do we bridge the divide?" That is why, she said, she suggested the so-called trigger mechanism months ago.

In response to this statement, Open Left's rudimentary deductive logic analyst, Chris Bowers, says that if President Snowe opposes a public option, but she supports a trigger, then she only supports a trigger that well never result in a public option.  Otherwise, she is contradicting herself, and actually supporting a public option.

Previously, President Snowe stated that the reason she did not support a public option is because it would offer lower-priced health insurance than private companies:

"If you establish a public option at the forefront that goes head-to-head and competes with the private health insurance market ... the public option will have significant price advantages," she said.

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