By Marc Seltzer; originally published on March 22, 2010, at care2.com
Watching the proceedings in the House of Representatives tonight, I came away with an appreciation of just how strong the Democratic leadership is. We all knew that Barack Obama had discipline in the way his presidential campaign never faltered. He kept his eye on the prize and didn’t sweat the small stuff. But the first year in office raised questions about how much political capital he had lost because of the economic downturn and the unpopularity of the government’s response. Republicans refused to break ranks. Democrats were split. Then came Scott Brown. How much would the President be able to accomplish?
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Posted in Barack Obama, health care, politics, Reflections
Tagged Democratic strategy, democrats, health care legislation, health care reform, Insurance reform, Obama, Obama campaign, Pelosi, reconciliation, Reid
Today’s topic is health care reform. I discuss a few good articles (below) and a few bad misconceptions about current reform efforts.
Krugman “Health Reform Myths” in the New York Times
LA Times Cost Control the Key
Is Obama Winning? by Robert Shrum in The Week.
Disgraceful for Dems to Sabotage Health Bill. This is the Real Clear Politics title, but its better than the original, “A Disgrace for the Democrats.” By Michael Tomasky.
Earmark Reform. New York Times
Posted in Barack Obama, health care, podcasts, politics, Uncategorized
Tagged cost cutting, health care myths, health care reform, Insurance reform, Obama leadership, Paul Krugman, reconciliation
Iraqi election and the courage of starting a new democracy.
Health care reform and whether “reconciliation” is really just a buz word and political attack with no real historic significance.
Email or call with comments (310) 928 1408 and I will try to discuss in the next show.
Posted in Barack Obama, economics, Elections, foreign policy, health care, podcasts, politics, Uncategorized
Tagged health care reform, Iraq, Iraq elections, reconciliation