I have to genuflect before Chris Bowers' snarky rant about single-payer advocacy. Nicely put, sir.
Like Bowers, my position remains that the best strategy to achieve single-payer Medicare-style national health insurance program is through a robust public option. The public option and single-payer aren't mutually exclusive.
And like Bowers, I'm seriously at my breaking point temper-wise in dealing with people who insist that my strong public option position proves that I somehow hate the notion of single-payer. This, of course, is ridiculous.