MoveOn members want to remind the President that the country elected him, not Joe Lieberman, to fix our nation's broken health care system.Does MoveOn think that Lieberman was, perhaps, appointed by George W. Bush? What about Ben Nelson -- did he inherit his seat in the Senate? Kent Conrad, Senator by treaty with aliens from Alpha Centauri? Hagan, McCaskill, Lincoln, Landrieu...mandated by some obscure provision in the 19th amendment? Jim Webb: just hanging out in Washington for so long that they mistook him for a voting Member of Congress?
No, actually, all of those women and men were elected by the American people to the Article I legislative branch, with exactly as much of legitimacy as Barack Obama. And if they (and Carper, and Bill Nelson, and a few others) don't want a robust public option -- and over fifty of the duly elected Senators do not want such a thing -- then there's very little that Barack Obama can do about it.
Oh -- he could veto a bill that Democrats have been trying to get passed for the last sixty or so years. That, he can do. It sure would show 'em, wouldn't it?