Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spinning Harry's "Public Option"

This struck me as curious.

But there were a few problems with the leader's solo move [to endorse Public Option]. He shifted the public pressure from himself to half a dozen moderates in his caucus. And he defied the Obama White House, which had hoped to keep a bipartisan patina on health-care reform...

One suspects that the 'defying the WH' line is spin. Obama WANTS Gummint HealthCare, period. If he thinks he can get it, he'll go for it.

This is power-politics, not rational policy (which would be ANY of the (R) plans....)

HT: JustOneMinute


Jeremy R. Shown said...

Doesn't the state level opt-out actually shift pressure to state legislatures & governors rather than Dems in Congress?

Dad29 said...

Yes, but that's not the point of the excerpt.

I don't think for one SECOND that Reid is 'defying the WH.'