Friday, January 22, 2010

More about Massachusetts

I just found an article I want to suggest that you go read. It's called "Barack Obama: Karl Rove's Manchurian Candidate" and it's by Chris Rowthorn. Mind you, I don't think I agree with all of it but I really understand the frustration behind some of the points made. Here's the part I really, really, really get:

Imagine what Obama could have done if he had thrown his full weight behind a plan with a real public option. If he had allocated even a fraction of the time, money and energy that was spent on selling the invasion of Iraq, he could have made it impossible for Congress not to pass a bill without at least a Medicare buy-in.

Go read it and see what you think. Say something about that in the comments if you're so inclined.

1 comment:

  1. Of course I blame the House and the Senate for their poor performance and blatant show of selfishness while attempting to pass a reform bill, but, yes, the buck stops with Obama. It is understandable that he was overwhelmed in his first year with trying to clean up the mess the shrub had left for him... I'm still firmly behind Obama and hope that something can be salvaged in the form of insurance reform.


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