Posted: August 13, 2009 09:44 AM / Originally at Huffington Post Change We Can Believe In: Feelings Toward the Administration by Those Who Elected It By Drew Westen OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS I’VE BEEN HEARING RUMBLINGS. – They’re not from the staged or misinformed protestors at town hall meetings who have decided that [...]
EVEN MAINSTREAM PUNDITS ARE SAYING IT || A Moment for Real Reform. || Now is not the time to compromise on health care. By Jonathan Alter | NEWSWEEK THE LATEST BUZZ on President Obama’s health-care plan is that the White House is in űber-pragmatic mode. Their favorite cliché is that we shouldn’t let the perfect be [...]
SENATORS MAX BAUCUS AND CHARLES GREELEY, prominent among the politicians currently betraying the public interest in connection with health care reform. ||| VIDEO AND COMMENTARY ||| For those who understand that America is nothing but a formal democracy, the continuing scandal of US health care is no surprise. Still, the Obama team and the rest of the Democratic party leadership may have elevated the demagogic “soft approach” to containing the masses to an art form. Barack Obama, elected on a platform of “change—yes, we can” and other clever Madison Avenue mantras—has promised to fix (among other things) the American system of health delivery, but so far what we continue to see is just new variations of the old “bait & switch” approach to government, with more of the same bankrupt status quo hidden behind carefully cultivated smoke curtains.
SHORT TAKES Annals of Congressional Scum (Vol. 1) By Matthew Yglesias Killing Health Reform With Kindness Ezra Klein observes that Arlen Specter says he’s for the Wyden-Bennett approach to health care reform but also says he’s against eliminating the tax exemption for employer provided health care. Inconveniently, eliminating said deduction is part of the Wyden-Bennett plan. That’s [...]
NO MATTER WHAT THE “OBAMA CULTISTS” SAY… President Obama knows there is no blank slate and there never was. That’s not even honest hating. It’s hypocrisy. And it’s not leadership, it’s caving to the parasitical private insurers. “…the Obama Administration’s emerging health care plan is expected to be based upon a model that has failed [...]