lies we can believe in

From Jon Walker at Firedoglake, after enumerating the long list of ever-changing excuses given for why we couldn't have a public option in HCR:
Occam’s razor teaches us the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Here, the simplest explanation is that, months ago, Obama promised to kill the public option as part of a secret deal with the for-profit hospital lobby, and that for months he lied to the American people about supporting the public option while working behind the scenes to stop it.

So, when exactly does that changing the way Washington works thing start again?
Read the whole thing.


Unknown said...

Myself, I'm going for the "something is better than nothing" theory. Because, it is.

ahclem said...

Agreed about the bill. As lame as it is, it is better than nothing. But to me, that's a completely separate issue from the fact that the White House and Democratic leadership outright lied to us, while cutting secret deals designed to preserve (and in the case of the insurance companies, increase) the profits of the very corporations responsible for the pathetic state of health care policy in this country.

Debra said...

Well, yes.
It's disgusting.