President Barack Obama walks the trail at Hopi Point, in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Another flip-flop !
It has not taken a long time : Obama is already retreating from his plan to reform the healthcare system !
Apparently, during the vacation he generously granted himself last week-end, he took the time to think it over...
President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia Obama, 11, Sasha Obama, 8, tour the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
We have just heard the news :
The US President is being forced to compromise because of the hard reality that he cannot secure enough Senate votes to back his preferred "public option" for 46 million uninsured Americans.
Ha ! Ha ! Ha !
Isn't that funny ?
Is because of the death threats he received ?
Or is it simply his failure to regain authority in a fierce debate ?
Whatever his reasons, the result of all this is a bitter defeat for Obama :
Obama : 0 ; Opponents : 1
And I think it is a shame.
I am not very happy to see this happen : I would have preferred Obama to resist a little more… But you can’t count on him to defend his views. Obama has no guts !
His opponents have successfully fuelled public fears, and as he is a coward, he has backed down. And he has forgotten his promise to help all these poor Americans who do not have any heath insurance.
It is a shame…
And for this new president, no doublt, this is a significant setback, after he campaigned on the need for publicly funded universal health in last year's election, and made it the cornerstone of his first-term domestic policy agenda.
And Mister O.’s retreat will leave many liberal Democrats disappointed
And once again, they will be thinking : maybe in November, we did not make the right choice…