Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Apparently, the health care reform issue has caught the White House by surprise. They had no idea that folks on the left cared about the public option, they're now telling the Washington Post.
They had no idea, they say, that it was a make or break issue for people.
That is either a lie, or the president is being staffed by idiots.
How many times do we have to tell people in the White House that their lack of outreach to Democrats is going to bite them in the ass?
Read this in today's Washington Post, about the uproar over Obama caving on the public option:
"I don't understand why the left of the left has decided that this is their Waterloo," said a senior White House adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "We've gotten to this point where health care on the left is determined by the breadth of the public option. I don't understand how that has become the measure of whether what we achieve is health-care reform."...(Remainder.)