Thursday, December 24, 2009

Soon we may look back at George W. Bush as a brave truth teller in comparison to Barack Obama...

Just one example -- a quote from Obama himself, about the insurance industry giveaway known as "healthcare reform" yesterday's broadcast of Democracy Now:

It is true that the Senate version does not have a public option, and that has been—become, I think, a source of ideological contention between the left and the right, but I didn’t campaign on a public option. I think it is a good idea, but as I said in that speech on September 9th, it just one small element of a broader reform effort.

Um, was the campaign really long enough ago that people don't remember Obama's promises? Have you noticed the way he always nods when he talks, kind of like when you're about to vomit but you can't quite get it up?

Or, as Amy Goodman makes clear:

As a presidential candidate, Senator Obama touted the benefits of a public option. On his own campaign website, Obama promised that under his health plan, “any American will have the opportunity to enroll in [a] new public plan.” As President Obama said in his weekly address that any plan that he signs must include a public option.


Anonymous said...

I fucking hate it when people nod to me when they talk, but thats what people do who are "good" at public speaking, because for a lot of people, they will automatically believe you if you nod.

I think its the same thing, when people are talking and at breaks they will say "right?". Sure, I guess.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

And here I thought it was all about vomiting :)

Although I think I say right all the time, although I say it after someone says something to me, does that make sense? Let me think about it...

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