Belaboring the Obvious

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Reminder to Obama...

... that if he signs a bad bill, one that no one likes, for who knows how many different reasons, it's still a bad bill... and he still owns it, lock, stock and barrel.

So, the common sense approach to health care "reform" should be to sign a bill of which the majority approves. Period.

Anyone telling Obama that he's going to lose campaign money if he doesn't bow and scrape before the powers that be are doing him a disservice. Here's the bottom line: signing a bill that the for-profit health care industry loves means signing a bill that the majority will hate, with a passion. That loses votes. No amount of campaign advertising dollars can make up for lost votes, once those votes are lost because of what one did, rather than what one said.

Doing the right thing gains votes. Doing the wrong thing loses votes, no matter how much money the pricks give you.

And, the last time I checked, votes win elections, not money, opinions of the DLCers to the contrary....


  • Your third paragraph says more in less space on Obama's health care dilemma than anything else I've read recently. Whether he sees the dilemma himself is another question. I don't consider myself politically naive, yet I still can't figure out the level of White House cynicism on this issue. High, I suppose.

    By Blogger Jim Scarff, at 11:22 PM  

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