Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics catches an important freudian slip made by Obama – only I think they read it wrongly. In talking about the healthcare bill to Republicans – there’s a video linked, Obama says

there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.

Tom Bevan reads the admission as being about provisions

that would have in fact prevented people from keeping their current insurance and/or choosing the doctor they want.

when he clearly – and stupidly – considering his audience

- was referring to the Stupak and Nelson provisions.

It’s a silly WORM dispute this – but TOTUS was not there – and usually when you talk about “between you and your doctor” you talk about privacy – where Roe vs Wade was wedged.

As for the claim “we were going to eliminate that” it’s reminiscent of the embarrassing “retort” over fudging the numbers in the stimulus reports

What do YOU think Obama really meant to tell republicans? Who were the “stray cats and dogs”? Death panels?

For added merriment another headline

Harkin: Health deal was reached days before Brown’s Senate victory

Oh, the humanity!…

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