Belaboring the Obvious

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ah, yes, the sound of goalposts...

... being moved.

This morning, because I'm on a mailing list, I get an email from one David Axelrod, from the White House, and the very first sentence says:

Anyone that's watched the news in the past few days knows that health insurance reform is a hot topic....

So, actual health care reform has officially morphed into "health insurance reform."

Once again, the Democrats have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The bill that finally reaches Obama's desk for signature will be some unworkable monstrosity surreptitiously designed to increase the profits of the for-profit health care industry at government expense.

It will be a bill no one outside of Washington likes, and Obama will sign it and claim a great victory.

And, the Republicans will sit back and smile, having gotten all they wanted without having to vote for the bill and put their names to it. They win twice--first with their natural constituency, the corporate wealthy, and second, politically, when this tub of shit turns out to be one of the worst bills ever passed.


  • Remember those two weeks in January when things looked shiney and we thought we could relax? Obama is in charge!

    I knew that although Bush was voted out Rush and Hannity were still in power. Scaife and the think tanks and corporate funded liars were still on the job.

    Oh how I loath them.

    Montag if I haven't told you recently I want you to know how much I enjoy your comments at digby's place.
    Your fan,


    By Blogger Spocko, at 8:42 AM  

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