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It was the title suggested by one of my readers, but none have been so clever.
They call it a game changer
and cite his mourning bipartisanship
so no tears from me as Democrats twist in the wind. NY Post as always has a different angle – they might be right!
Fresh on the heels of “don’t insult people with disabilities by comparing them with liberals” brou-ha-ha, comes news of Obama’s latest slap.
It comes in the context of his Q&A with so called Democratic senators and it’s in response to Blanche Lincoln’s demand to smite the retards err heathens:
asked Obama to push back against “people at the extremes” of both parties, especially against Democrats “who want extremes.”
you know, like freedom of choice for women, or lack of monopoly status for insurers – these kinds of extremes.
No one was shocked by the request and after reciting some pablum Obama agreed:
“Blanche is right that we sometimes get bogged down in ideology.”
Ideology= retarded silly stuff such as civil rights, worker rights, no wars and such.
Obama is the post-partisan president – can’t get bogged down by these retarded nonsense.
After all, he represents a base that strategists invented for him: Generation Jones
Jonesers are idealistic, Pontell says, but not ideological like boomers.
So, don’t worry, he’s just representing that base. They do exist, right?
Of course, in B0botland, the sky is of another color as they get their news pre-chewed by their propaganda outlet
So suddenly the slogans Obama recited become the headline
and generates more ecstatic headlines there
So, they are grateful, the pundits are grateful…Senators, not so much, it seems. After being delivered this forked tongue speech in front of the cameras, things changed a bit
Seems Obama gave the Senators a pep talk – well, at least the Democrats. It was so peppy, it stayed away from iffy stuff
Which made Joe Lieberman very happy
“Well, it was interesting to me — of course everybody hears with their own ears — that he didn’t say anything about the public option,” said Lieberman. “
That’s as much as Huffpo reported. But Politico, in a gloomy titled piece
Chances shrink for pure public option
(we get an impure one?)
goes into more of what Lieberman said
“That’s exactly what I’ve been saying to my colleagues who are pushing for the public option. This bill has so much good in it, and it does so much good — it’s deficit neutral and all the rest. Why are you insisting on getting a foot in the door for single-payer?”
A foot in the door…Sounds almost like slippery slope. How mny times needs Joementum remind us: IT’S NOT WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES DECIDED THEY DO. Again, this is what insurers paid for in 2008and declared last December
Insurers oppose the creation of a Medicare-style public insurance option,
The insurers also do not support an employer mandate.
Insurers would agree to stop denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions as long as all individuals were required by law to buy insurance.
To help make coverage affordable to middle class people, particularly the self-employed and those who work for small businesses, the government would give refundable tax credits on a sliding scale, according to income
This is the insurers bill, as written by them. Do you see single payer, public option in there?
Also, for those who might have forgotten, Obama intervened for Lieberman’s preserving his full rights after his support for McCain
Suddenly, the need to get the Health Club for Men is so urgent that votes on amendments will take place over the weekend
The entire weekend. Saturday AND Sunday.
You’d think that having convinced 100 senators to show up on Saturday and Sunday would mean they’d be done with it. Or at least with the amendments part of it. Or you’d think that at least the Democrats are all on the same page.
But then, at the end of the article comes this enlightening paragraph
Two major issues, how to prevent federal money from being spent on abortion services and whether to create a government-run public option health insurance program, continue to divide the Democratic caucus. Democrats continued throughout Friday to work on compromises to both issues but neither will likely be debated on the Senate floor over the weekend.
Right there – it appears like an either/or proposition: do you people want a public option or do you want women to keep control of their body by having access to reproductive healthcare? It almost sounds like that dreaded word “choice” which they keep trying to replace with “abortion”.
Hmmmm…I wonder which one B0bots will go for. I wonder which one Reid will go for. Any guesses?
because you know we are not getting both, and Stupak already made it easy for the Senators to leave us under the bus.
Surprisingly, Obama’s plans to cut taxes to rally the GOP, reminded a few Dem senators who they were supposed to stand for
But Democratic senators emerging from a private meeting of the Senate Finance Committee criticized business and individual tax cuts in Obama’s stimulus plan.
Most shocking of all, one of those rebels is …John-Florida voters don’t count- Kerry
Sen John Kerry, D-Mass., said, “I’d rather spend the money on the infrastructure, on direct investment, on energy conversion, on other kinds of things that much more directly, much more rapidly and much more certainly create a real job.”
Big words – but considering who spoke them, and this being the Senate, i don’t expect anyone to stand by them. To quote Max Baucus
He added that it is too early to pass judgment on any aspect of Obama’s plan.
I would start an office pool: how long till Kerry apologizes?
“You’re getting $600,” she told an audience of mostly African-American women here. “What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.”
“Barack’s approach is that the short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good,” she continued. “And it may even feel good that first month when you get that check. And then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings,”
We obviously shop at different jewelry stores, but she was basically right then.
from the NYT article Tom harkin sees the Reagan print
“I am a little concerned by the way that Mr. Summers and others are going at this in that, to me, it still looks like a little more of this trickle-down, if we just put it in at the top, it’s going to trickle down