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  •  Because he RAN as better than that, (0+ / 0-)

    which I'm sure you noticed at the time since you seem to be such a fan.  This wasn't a forced compromise, this was a sellout of choice as 80% of the public backed the public option.  And this sellout was particularly ham-fisted since Obama made the same backroom deal with the same politician that he ran ads against:

    Once Obama's target, lobbyist Tauzin now his pet

    White House visitor logs dumped late in the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve show that Billy Tauzin, the top lobbyist for the prescription drug industry and once a favorite target of Barack Obama, visited the White House at least 11 times in Obama's first six months in office.

    The White House's open door for Tauzin, whom candidate Obama attacked as the embodiment of the revolving door and the corrupt collusion between politicians and industry, further dismantles the myth of Obama as the scourge of special interests. It also bolsters the conclusion that health care "reform" has become a boondoggle for the health industry, especially pharmaceutical companies.

    "Pragmatists don't DO things! They explain to you how things CANNOT be done." - AndyS In Colorado

    by Uberbah on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 02:21:38 PM PDT

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