With negative polls numbers on Obamacare in the 60’s and rising, and moderate democrat support on Congress increasingly in doubt, the Obama Administration scurried to save face, trying to find something, anything it could hope to pass later his Fall, and call Health Care Reform.
Obama and top administration officials this weekend dropped the presidentâ€™s longtime insistence that the health legislation include a government-run public plan amid widespread flare-ups of outrage at town halls across the country.
Needless to say, the Progressive Left is not looking kindly on the decision to retreat off of the Road to Socialism. Leftwing blogs are a lot of fun to read this week.
Matt Taibbi may have delivered the unkindest cut of all… a negative comparison to George W.
Iâ€™ll say this for George Bush: youâ€™d never have caught him frantically negotiating against himself to take the meat out of a signature legislative initiative just because his approval ratings had a bad summer. Can you imagine Bush and Karl Rove allowing themselves to be paraded through Washington on a leash by some dimwit Republican Senator of a state with six people in it the way the Obama White House this summer is allowing Max Baucus (favorite son of the mighty state of Montana) to frog-march them to a one-term presidency?
Don’t you think Obama may be quite happily planning for a one-term presidency? Think what kudos and bucks (from speakerships) he will earn after it!
And he will have redesigned America.
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