Monday, August 17, 2009

Team Obama wants to resuscitate public-option

Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said a government run health insurance option "is not an essential part" of reform. The left went 'bonkers." Read some comments from Democratic Underground.
Depressing. Our leaders have sold us out.

What happened to Presidents who said "The Buck Stops Here" and acted accordingly?

Make no mistake about it. Obama has sold us out. He's going to force everyone into Romneycare where you buy junk policies that wont cover doodley-squat. And the beancounters will be able to deny even more care. Meanwhile, the racketeering CEO's will get to double their bloated salaries. This is just more corporate welfare.

So much for "Taking On The Private Interests".

i think the idea is they lie like a rug about what he wants and then pass a sham bill quickly

But at least 20 of the Dem Senators are traitors and appeasers including the "leader".

No more donating to the DNC

Get ready for a GOP Congress in 2010. It's a rerun of Clinton all over again

Embarrassed to say that I totally believed him

Get ready for Speaker Boner, Majority Leader Frog Face, and President Palin in 2013The Dems are not getting any more money, volunteer time, or even votes from me. I've been voting Dem since 1978, and it's over.

Team Obama is in full retreat.
An administration official said tonight that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius "misspoke" when she told CNN this morning that a government run health insurance option "is not an essential part" of reform. This official asked not to be identified in exchange for providing clarity about the intentions of the President. The official said that the White House did not intend to change its messaging and that Sebelius simply meant to echo the president, who has acknowledged that the public option is a tough sell in the Senate and is, at the same time, a must-pass for House Democrats, and is not, in the president's view, the most important element of the reform package.

A second official, Linda Douglass, director of health reform communications for the administration, said that President Obama believed that a public option was the best way to reduce costs and promote competition among insurance companies, that he had not backed away from that belief, and that he still wanted to see a public option in the final bill.

"Nothing has changed.," she said. "The President has always said that what is essential that health insurance reform lower costs, ensure that there are affordable options for all Americans and increase choice and competition in the health insurance market. He believes that the public option is the best way to achieve these goals."


ChristinaJade said...

It's almost too good to be true! Which is why I'll just sit back and watch this one play out. Seems as though the left could just turn on itself, now doesn't it?

Paradigm Shifter said...

Sadly, Drudge and the political blogosphere fell for Obama's "rope-a-dope". By trumpeting Sebelous' strategic speak, conservatives have provided the rallying cry for progressives and nut roots activists. Obama wouldn't be able to motivate the troops enough himself - he needed the opposition to do that.

This is still an uphill battle. The new rallying cry of Obamacare advocates could be heard yesterday on ABC's "This Week". The message was "Stick to your guns, Democrats. If Obama loses this one, it's just the beginning of a GOP takeover codefied by big gains in the 2010 midterms."