In an interview, this fool conservative(who portrays to be another independent) said that the decison to spend time on Health care was a waste of Obama's first year in office. Moreover, he says it is comparable to GW decison to invade IRAQ. HOLY SHIT BATMAN! Did he just compare the stupidist decision of all time(the IRAQ WAR) to HCR? YUP! this guy is in trouble. Mark my words, he needs to apologize, and fast...
Join me over the jump for the quote and the WH response:
First, here is the quote:
["I sort of reject the notion that there is a communications problem with President Obama," Cook said in an interview with National Journal, when asked about the long-term damage to Democrats of the health reform effort.
"I think it's just fundamental, total miscalculations from the very, very beginning. Of proportions comparable to President George W. Bush's decision to go into Iraq. While Bush went, ‘We're going to go after Afghanistan as a reaction to 9/11,’ and then just pretty soon got distracted and obsessed with going into Iraq with varying rationalizations that sort of evolved over time."]
Hence, some Dems were taken aback at this revelation, and responded with laser guided missles to the heart of Charlie Cook(serves him right, he is a bias conservative brat)!
Here is the Democratic response:
["Obviously, I think it’s inappropriate to compare Iraq to health care reform," said Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse. "Think about it. Iraq got President Bush down to a 27 percent approval rating. This week Gallup had President Obama at a 53 percent approval rating. Guess what? That was exactly the same percentage he won with in 2008. ... President Bush chose to go to war in Iraq; President Obama didn’t create the health care crisis."
Cook was unrepentant. "Yes, I think choosing to take a Captain Ahab-like approach to health care — I’m going to push for this even in the worst downturn since the Great Depression — is roughly comparable to Bush’s decision to go to war," he told me. "It basically destroyed the first year of a presidency."]
Well boys, we got ourselves a gunfight at the ok corral. Expect this one to go down to the wire, with Mr. Cook not getting his weekly spot on Hardball, any longer. LOL!