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  •  Actually, Obama had a big role in writing 'Baucus' (2+ / 0-)
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    corporate bill with no public option. He called or met with Baucus regularly while the bill was being written and his Budget Director Orzag was in Baucus' office so frequently that he was helping himself to cokes from his refrigerator, according to the NY Times. Obama was dead set very early on that the bill would be entirely for-profit with no public option or any public component whatsoever making any kind of dent in the Medical Big Co mega-profits, per the promise he made to the insurance and hospital lobbyists in exchange for their 'support' (read: campaign cash). All the while he was saying in public that he supported the public option. Obama is not only a devious liar, Obama is the reason we still need health care reform.

    Obama Is Taking an Active Role in Talks on Health Care Plan
    New York Times
    Published: August 12, 2009

    "It depends what the meaning of 'is', is"
    Platform of the Neo-Democratic Party
    Speaking out of one side of their mouth for the little guy, their nominal constituency, and the other for the plutocracy, their real constituency.

    by Sanctimonious on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 11:33:43 PM PDT

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    •  Nothing devious about... (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama's lies. The President is just like any old politician, willing to bend the truth to fit any situation. They teach that at Harvard Law.

      As a nation, the U.S. consumes the most hot dogs per capita. So you'd be wise to never underestimate our powers of denial.

      by jbou on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 11:51:49 PM PDT

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