Stop freaking out about the "drop the public option" talk. It's not going to happen. Sometimes you just have to know how the play the political game. President Obama is smart enough to know that the Senate's healthcare bill won't make it out of committee with a public option (can you hear me booing from here?). However, all we need to do is get a bill out of committee and onto the floor. We can take care of the rest when we reconcile the Senate Bill and the House Bill.
Howard Dean explains this beautifully. The Republicans have played us against each other too long. Hang in there, Left. Keep the faith. We're almost there.