Obama admits: Media and "progressive" blackout of single payer continues
It's an inadvertent admission, but admission it is. Here's what Obama said in an interview today:
He gets at least as many complaints from people who want a so-called "single-payer" plan entirely run by the government, he said.
"None of the plans ... come remotely close to a single-payer plan, none of them," Obama said. "And that's to the consternation of a lot of people who are advocating for single-payer.
Think about that for a minute.
Single payer isn't covered in our famously free press. Single payer derided by our oh-so-progressive A list, and the "little single payer advocates" are excluded and censored by the same White House that promised an open and transparent process.
And yet people continue to write Obama in favor of single payer -- and in significant numbers, or else the staffers wouldn't be selecting the letters to show him. That sounds like about as grassroots an effort as it's possible to have, since nobody from the top is driving it.
Think about that.
Just imagine if "progressives" had been setting the stage for the health care policy they know in their hearts and minds is right, instead of giving Obama a free pass on policy and writing post after post on Sarah Palin!
Just imagine if the "progressives" had been trying to redefine the "politically possible," instead of waiting for Rahm to do that for them!
We might not be stuck with a pissant, weakass, piece of shit public option that's not going to start until 2013 and will only enroll 10 million people by 2019!