Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Obama Wasn't Forced To Take Single Payer Off the Table - He CHOSE to do so!

9 comments:

Penguin pop said...

Thanks again, Obummer. Potential wasted.

Matt Franko said...

textbook Title VII 101... just be glad we didn't get Title IX 102 in back to back semesters...

Joe said...

If Obama and the Democrats were the tiniest bit progressive, single payer would have been the offer, and when the Republicans rejected it, a public option would have been the compromise position. To the contrary, the Democrats never pushed the public option, despite huge public support.

John said...

Is this meant to come as a surprise? Again, progressives have had an unhealthy tendency to project their values on Obummer.

It was obvious from the beginning that Obummer wasn't in the least interested in single payer. I've heard him make the anti-single payer argument many times. He was never interested. Obummer is what he's always been: a neoliberal imperial technocrat of the most elite kind, cut from the same cloth as Bubba Clinton.

Obummer is for insurance companies, not single payer, the most popular health care option. Obummer stands between Wall Street fraudsters and the "pitchforks". Obummer is for smart wars, not dumb wars. Obummer meets every week to decide with a handful of advisors who's on the execution list (even Americans) by the massive drone war he's expanded and been conducting. Ad infinitum.

If a GOPher did any of this, "progressives" would be screaming. If a Dem does it, it's fucking groovy, baby! Why is that?

Bob said...

He's the gift horse that keeps on giving.

lastgreek said...

Wife and I are watching Obama's farewell address last night.

Wife: He's such a good, loving husband. What a beautiful family. He's going to be missed.

Me: I'm sure he loves his wife and his kids, but he was a lousy president. Good riddance to him.

Wife: You mean you like Trump?

Me: That @#$%$* cocksplat? He's a phoney and a fraud just like Obama. Except, unlike Obama, he's also an obnoxious SOB who because of his daddy's wealth thought he was entitled to lord it over anyone he pleased. And, btw, most of his cabinet nominees deserve to be behind bars. So, NO, I don't like him.

Wife: (Changing the channel to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.)

Me: You know, I don't know how you watch that shit. It's like porn without the nudity or sex :(

Wife: I think you'll be sleeping on the couch tonight.

Me: :(

Andrew Anderson said...
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ciaran said...

Who is this anyway?

ciaran said...

Who is this anyway?