Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Was Obamacare An Exercise in Vindicating Big Government? If So...










Interesting catch by David Paul Kuhn, writing in RealClearPolitics.com.

The PBS documentary "Obama's Deal" has a revealing moment. White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer is discussing how the president decided to focus on healthcare.

Pfeiffer: We were sitting in the Oval Office, and we were sort of having a debate around health care at one point, and the president said, "It's about health care, but it's not really about health care. It's also about proving whether we can still solve big problems in this country." And this was going to be the test case for that.


An interesting quote to dwell on, from Barack Obama: "It's about health care, but it's not really about health care. It's also about proving whether we can still solve big problems in this country." Kuhn's point is that Obama & Co. badly misread the temper of the times. Maybe that's why Republicans seem destined to win back the House, at minimum.

2 comments:

  1. This just solidifies my thoughts surrounding the recent health care melee as an opportunity to bring back Cervantes and Ray Bradbury to collaborate on a screenplay.

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