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I didn't know Obama pushed the single payer slogan "Everybody in, nobody out" back in 2003!

Maybe I'm the last person on earth to know that, but the YouTube shows he did!

Here's the transcript:

“[OBAMA] I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.” (applause) “I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”



NOTE 2 Obviously, anybody who's against single payer hates Obama! Yay!

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Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

.... at least the last person who paid attention during the primaries.

One of the biggest "passes" the media gave Obama was when Clinton confronted him on his support for single payer. Obama denied that he ever supported it -- Team Clinton immediately sent out the clip you just posted, and the media pretended that Obama hadn't flat out lied in the debate.

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Submitted by michaelwb on

Hey you can't hold Obama responsible for what he has said or done. Why that's just racism! ;-)

Amazing isn't it?

It's like much of the media and too many voters had beer googles that made him look superawesome. I eagerly await (and hope to see) their waking up the next morning hungover and seeing what he really looks like.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

That's why I thought he was malleable. Its also why I think people on the left are partly to blame for his current actions. Rather than trying to secure policy positions, they willingly gave him a pass on electoral theivery and policy shifting. Yet another reason I think a full and truthful examination of the primaries AND the general is *necessary* for the future of liberalism. From the earliest koolaid snorters to the McCain Palin hater-brigade, the left contributed, IMO, to where we are today. And I think the ones who don't want to examine it are scared of the evaluation, more than wanting to move forward, because we can't move on without this analysis.