There should be no question but that there have been significant reforms introduced during the first two years of this administration. These have been statutory, such as healthcare reform, as well as administrative. Yet what the President and many others seem to miss is the matter of scale. The Obama administration, through its initial efforts at so-called bi-partisanship and by various premature compromises (such as eliminating single payer/Medicare for all from the debate over healthcare reform), weakened the base.
Poor Barry, he means well!!! If you believe the lies of Bill Fletch. This is from Hillary Is 44:
All during the Obama health scam debate we refused to fool anyone by engaging in a discussion of the “issues”. We knew it was a scam. The public debate was a subterfuge for deceit. We knew that the Obama health scam would be the same as “The Obama Health Plan Obama Supporters Do Not Want To Discuss“.
Tom Daschle, admits it was a scam:
“In his book, Daschle reveals that after the Senate Finance Committee and the White House convinced hospitals to to accept $155 billion in payment reductions over ten years on July 8, the hospitals and Democrats operated under two “working assumptions.” “One was that the Senate would aim for health coverage of at least 94 percent of Americans,” Daschle writes. “The other was that it would contain no public health plan,” which would have reimbursed hospitals at a lower rate than private insurers.
I asked Daschle if the White House had taken the option off the table in July 2009 and if all future efforts to resuscitate the provision were destined to fail:
DASCHLE: I don’t think it was taken off the table completely. It was taken off the table as a result of the understanding that people had with the hospital association, with the insurance (AHIP), and others. I mean I think that part of the whole effort was based on a premise. That premise was, you had to have the stakeholders in the room and at the table. Lessons learned in past efforts is that without the stakeholders’ active support rather than active opposition, it’s almost impossible to get this job done. They wanted to keep those stakeholders in the room and this was the price some thought they had to pay. Now, it’s debatable about whether all of these assertions and promises are accurate, but that was the calculation. I think there is probably a good deal of truth to it. You look at past efforts and the doctors and the hospitals, and the insurance companies all opposed health care reform. This time, in various degrees of enthusiasm, they supported it. And if I had to point out some of the key differences between then and now, it would be the most important examples of the difference.
Despite being “taken off the table” as a result of the “understanding,” the White House continued to publicly deny claims that it was backing away from the provision even as it tried to focus on other aspects of the bill. “Nothing has changed,” said Linda Douglass, then communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform in August of 2009 and many times thereafter.”
Linda Douglas was unwittingly telling the truth – “Nothing has changed.” All the Hope and Change was a fake. Obama made deals with Big PhaRma and Big Insurance, just like he did in Chicago. We were not fooled. Those who wasted their time chasing the fake public option goose should know:
Here's the reality on empty sack, whining bitch Bill Fletcher. Junior was one of the founders of Progressives for Obama (not "Democrats for Obama" because the bulk were Socialists) and he was claiming back then that some day he would hold Barack's feet to the fire when it was needed. But he never did. And now Barack's in the White House and Billy the empty sack, the whiny little bitch still can't stand up.
He's such an ass. He needs a Daddy figure. Probably one to suck off.
He needs to grow up.
But he never will. It's too late for him. He'll go to a home in a few years and still be so pathetic.
Fringe aired last night.
As I feared, it was back to alternate world/plane. I actually like that one better. Real Olivia, if you haven't caught Fringe this year, is stuck in that alternate. Alternate Olivia came back to our world. Posing as Real Olivia.
So when we've got one of those episodes and no one is noticing "That's not Olivia," it just doesn't play real.
The ones with Real Olivia in alternate world are better. They have more tension and suspense.
So they've done the little trick on Real Olivia to implant Alternate Olivia's memories into her head in an attempt to make her believe she just had some sort of a mental break.
But though the memories went in, it's also true that Real Olivia is now starting to see things. Like she saw Peter and Walter when they weren't there. So that means she's starting to get back some of the reality. Meanwhile Alternate Walter (Evil Walter) knows she can go across planes all by herself and he tells a scientist that they have to get her in an isolation booth. I think he's going to try to use her to destroy the world.
At the end of the episode she's even told by her own mind that she's not the Alternate Olivia and that she doesn't belong on that plane/earth/universe.
I really don't want to see Alternate Olivia. It would be one thing if Astrid or someone caught on but no one catches on and it's just impossible to believe. How does she fake being Olivia? She doesn't know Olivia's life. She doesn't know a thing about Olivia. And where's the sister and the niece (they haven't been on since last season, 2nd to the last episode)?
I hope they don't string this out all season. Real Olivia needs to get back or the focus needs to stay with her on alternate universe because she's the one we're interested in.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"