Sunday, October 18, 2009

If we have no leverage we are wasting our breath

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is deeply involved with congressional Democrats in trying to merge the various committee proposals, also appeared to set aside the public option.

''It's not the defining piece of health care. It's whether we achieve both cost control, coverage, as well as the choice,'' Emanuel said.
--NYT (Associate Press)

Rahm, baby, it IS the defining piece of health care REFORM, and I think YOU are a big reason the overwhelming desire of the public for it is not swaying the Senate the way it should.

Have I mentioned how very sorry and disappointed I am that Obama picked you for his adviser?

--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Why doesn't Rahm get that there will be no cost control without the public option? You know, maybe he does get it. Maybe he just doesn't want the public option. Why?

susan s. said...

Preach it!

Ellie Finlay said...

Me too, Paul. Me too.

Paul said...

Rahm has risen to power in the Democratic Party but he is reluctant to act like a Democrat and always seems to behave as though governing from the center is a good thing. Because he is neither hot nor cold, I spew him from my mouth.

We did not vote for Obama and give him majorities in both houses in order to govern from some mythical center. We want Democratic policies enacted.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Amen and Amen!