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megimoo
09-04-2011, 03:23 PM
HOWARD FINEMAN, HUFFINGTON POST: Chris, on things under his control, not the wars so much because they were built in, his decision to spend all of his political capital in a year and a half of his time on the healthcare reform law I think was his biggest political mistake.

MATTHEWS: Wow. Smart statement...video

Moments later, David Ignatius of the Washington Post agreed:

DAVID IGNATIUS, WASHINGTON POST: I would agree with Howard. The idea of launching a major change in social legislation without having a consensus in the country and in Congress about what that should look like was a mistake. That's just not how a president makes good policy.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/09/04/fineman-says-obamacare-was-presidents-biggest-mistake-ignatius-agrees?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

AmPat
09-05-2011, 01:16 AM
The idea of launching a major change in social legislation without having a consensus in the country and in Congress about what that should look like was a mistake. That's just not how a president makes good policy.
They still can't say it. It isn't that it isn't "good policy," it is textbook dictator.:mad:

DumbAss Tanker
09-05-2011, 10:58 AM
They're right, in their own slanted and spun way. Obummer's biggest problem with selling anything Thursday is going to be the fact that although employment was the biggest domestic issue facing his administration and one both sides wanted to fix, he instead put it on the back burner for three years for divisive partisan crap like Obamacare. What can he possibly say on it that has any credibility at this point?

If he had successfully tackled it, given that he had already been handed off a win in Iraq by the surge and Petraeus, he'd be a shoo-in for a second term and could take up Obamacare with a solid Democrat Congress.

Instead he decided to play the dumbshit Liberal entitlement-oriented fool we know and don't love so much.

Starbuck
09-05-2011, 11:44 AM
I think he was - and is - a victim of his own narcissism. He knew that many people were against his health care program, but was unable to see that most people were strongly opposed to it. He thought he had the majority and then there were a few fringe fools that would oppose his brilliance no matter what. Proof? The 53 percent of voters who loved him and voted for him.

He still thinks that. He believes that his answer is the right one and those who disagree are simply uninformed.