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So demanded Rahm from Congress in Conyers tell all frustrated interview with Bill Press.
Bill Press asked if there was a fear that the president would sign anything that crosses his desk. Conyers responded:“Well that’s essentially what Rahm Emanuel has said. Just give us anything and we’ll declare victory.”
Wow! That’s exactly what the SNL Biden said that the boss was so desperate to sign anything, any stack of paper with the words Healthcare on top will do.
Too bad CNN didn’t fact-checked that one!
Meanwhile Robert Reich, who only fumes at Harry Reid and Lieberman, is also telling us what the so called “public option” amounts to now
But even the House’s shrunken and costly little public option is too much for private insurers, Big Pharma, Republicans, and “centrists” in the Senate. So Harry Reid has proposed an even tinier public option, which states can decide not to offer their citizens. According to the CBO, it would attract no more than 4 million Americans.
It’s a token public option, an ersatz public option, a fleeting gesture toward the idea of a public option, so small and desiccated as to be barely worth mentioning except for the fact that it still (gasp) contains the word “public.
And funny that he mentioned Big Pharma, as the White House also urged Congress to keep THEM happy
And senior administration officials, including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, are warning members of Congress not to antagonize the deep-pocketed industry at a time when a major victory appears to be within reach, according to Democratic aides.
You know, the ones who had the deal with the White House, funded the PR for healthcare and shielded themselves from any negative coverage in the process. From ANYONE.
Because the progressives in the house were according to Conyers busy voting and
“The only way he could have got it through was that progressives held their nose,”