Friday, December 11, 2009

Jane Hamsher On Running Single Payer Candidates in Dem Primaries (Video)

More from Jane Hamsher: What Should Medicare For All Candidates Agree To?

And on a related note, here's Jane Hamsher on the subject of rose colored glasses: Booman is right about one thing though — Rahm wouldn’t be doing this without Obama’s approval. Obama wants “triggers,” and has since Rahm started pushing them in January 0f 2009. It’s time that people took off the rose colored glasses and faced the fact that Obama’s “leadership” on health care was empty and passive. He went for the corporate-friendly “win” that enriches the insurance and drug companies, just as he has enriched the banks and failed to hold them to account. Those who look first to others as scapegoats for his actions have apparently not come to grips with the fact that as President of the United States, he’s a very powerful man who is not using that power to advance the progressive agenda they attribute to him.