A few truthie factoids:
The health insurers have an army of thousands of lobbyists working Congress and the Senate
The health insurers spend $1.4 MILLION each and every day, bribing, threatening, and convincing our erstwhile democratic representatives to go their way.
The Democrat Party is run by idiots who could not organize a one car parking lot.
The President lost control of the debate.
The President lost control of the spin.
The President lost control of the framing.
The President underestimated his opposition.
The idea that the candidate of "change" could miss the boat so badly is scary. Did he really think that the lofty debates in Congress would keep the K Street whoremongers at bay? Did he really think that simply by reaching across the aisle, he could get even a smidgeon of honest debate from the likes of McConnell, Kyl, Cornyn, or even a snake in the Grassley? Did he think that a corrupt industry like Big Finance would ignore the obvious danger at their throats, and not go on a lie-based rampage?
Well, he must have. How else could he have lost control over fairly simple and straight-forward issues? Right now, more than 58% of DEMOCRATS are confused about what the president wants to do with health care reform. That kind of muddied message that he and his advisors managed to promote tells all voters that here is a great campaigner, but someone who has few administrative skills once in office.
There is no second chance for this president. Either he finally stands up and leads, or his second term will resemble Jimmy Carter’s. In fact, they are looking more and more similar each day.