Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Obama got what he wanted all along

Glenn Greenwald on the White House's role in the health care bill. A 'must read'.

Looked at from the narrow lens of health care policy, there is a reasonable debate to be had among reform advocates over whether this bill is a net benefit or a net harm. But the idea that the White House did what it could to ensure the inclusion of progressive provisions -- or that they were powerless to do anything about it -- is absurd on its face. Whatever else is true, the overwhelming evidence points to exactly what Sen. Feingold said yesterday: "This bill appears to be legislation that the president wanted in the first place."

Suck it, Progressives. You were sold out from the gate.

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