How Obama Will Pull Health Care Out of The Fire
Obama success lies in reason and patience. And in understanding media. The media is all anxiety and impatience, faced with Web competition and ad loss.
The president is for a public option. The president needs to make this convincingly budget neutral. The president needs not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Media today says, “Looks like Obama is euchred this time.”
Yep. Just like Wright, Ayers, the Debates, Super Tuesday, FISA.
So how will this go down”
Obama will stand with a public option and find a way to maintain acceptable budget neutrality, something he can sell to voters.
THE COMING GREAT SPEECH
A galvanizing address to the nation. An all-stops counterpunch from the rope-a-dope.
I am guessing the President will do this on or about July 4.
The speech will say: Pass this now. But in the background there will be 2010 and 2012.
Organizing for America is not about getting this done and folding. It is about getting this done right no matter how long it may take.
Passing an imperfect act now would be hailed by media as a huge defeat for the President. But it would merely be a step. It would pave the way for a cleaning out of lobby-rich Senators.
Obama was not unwise to reach out to these folk. We will not be unwise for beating them at the polls if the popular will is defeated.
It is simple. We may see this resolved very soon, but if we don’t the victims will not merely be the American people but those who denied them the chance for universal care. Obama will make this choice clear. Either repent and be saved or do down at the polls.