Obama backing down on raising Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67 is a sign of weakness
Obama Administration critics and defenders need to realize* that this shouldn't be about supporting or attacking the President. It should be about engendering a twitch response in our politicians that we'll support them for doing the right thing--even saying they'll do the right thing--and not support them when they don't.
It's not about saying the right thing. They lie all the time, and the Ds are even sneakier and more devious than the Rs.
Take Obama -- please! Having done the wrong things for two years, he's now saying a few of the right things, now that he's powerless to deliver. You'd have to be stupid to fall for that, and even stupider, or worse, to get others to fall for it.
When Obama says the right thing, I'd argue that we need to increase the pain 'til he does the right thing. And then we need to increase the pain more until he does everything right. It's all they understand.**
For example, we should be lowering Medicare eligibility. To, say, birth. Why not save the money and the lives?
NOTE * Don't you love it when the "adults" explain to the "children" what their "needs" are? That's my all-time fave trope! Not.
NOTE ** Reading Ghandi's bio again. Ghandi, in many ways, was not a nice man at all. That doesn't mean he went about killing people. Eh?