With each passing day lately it seems we're treated to another flip-flop by Obama and/or the Democrat leadership on their big health care "reform" boondoggle.
The latest the admission this weekend by the White House that they're no longer concerned about - or plan to oppose - any of the special "deals" that are in the Senate version of the health care bill. You know, those things like the "Cornhusker Kickback" and the "Louisiana Purchase" that were necessary to buy off enough Democrat Senators to get to 60 votes and overcome the Republican filibuster of the bill.
In the overwhelming negative popular reaction to those deals, Obama and other Democrat leaders proclaimed that the "new" new and improved version (which they would hammer out via a reconciliation bill with the House) would NOT have those deals.
And now we get this :
Still seeking votes for his proposed health care overhaul, President Barack Obama appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days. …
Clinching support, though, might require Obama to back away from his insistence that senators purge the legislation of a number of lawmakers’ special deals.
Taking a new position, Axelrod said the White House only objects to state-specific arrangements, such as an increase in Medicaid funding for Nebraska, ridiculed as the “Cornhusker Kickback.” That’s being cut, but provisions that could affect more than one state are OK, Axelrod said. ...
Again, ANYTHING in order to get it passed. Why even put yourself through the embarrassment of pretending to have principles and then get caught going back on them?
Just come out and say it. "We'll do ANYTHING to pass this bill...whether you want it or not".
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