Saturday, September 05, 2009In a meeting with House Progressives, Obama asked how far they would compromise on the public option. That element didn't concern me - one needs all the information one can get. But then he apparently reminded them that they are in safe districts.
This means 2 things to me. First, that Obama is leaning in the "shit sandwich" direction when it comes to health care reform. Second, that he really believes that such a bill would be a political winner. Um, Barack, what do you think is going to happen when you shovel a trillion dollars to the insurance industry while mandating young and lower-middle-class people - y'know, the base of your coalition - buy unaffordable health insurance? If that happens, no Democrat in any district will be safe.
I'm one major address to Congress away from being officially sorry I ever voted for this guy.