Obama doesn’t think he compromised one bit on health care bill

Washington Post:

President Obama rejected in an interview Tuesday the criticism that he has compromised too much in order to secure health-care reform legislation, challenging his critics to identify any “gap” between what he campaigned on last year and what Congress is on the verge of passing.

“Nowhere has there been a bigger gap between the perceptions of compromise and the realities of compromise than in the health-care bill,” Obama said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Post about his legislative record this year. “Every single criteria for reform I put forward is in this bill.”

If he’s trying to cover his behind, and make the best of it, that’s one thing. But if he truly believes that he didn’t compromise on some of his core promises, then this is very troubling, as it indicates he’ll do it again without a moment’s hesitation, because he doesnt recognize caving as caving.

To beat a dead horse one more time, this is why Joe and I keep arguing that what happened during health care reform is indicative of a larger problem, and has implications far behind this debate.


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