So the New York Times still cannot see straight. From a wobbly attempt to portray the GOPs attitudes on a healthcare reform meeting as cautious:
Republican Congressional leaders on Tuesday rejected President Obama’s challenge to come up with a single comprehensive proposal to achieve his goal of guaranteeing health insurance for nearly all Americans.
Ahem. Most Americans are already guaranteed health insurance by something like a 10:11 margin. If the Times thinks this is the Presidents goal, they should write an editorial pointing out he already achieved it before he became President. Another miracle!
The President has never hidden or concealed his hope to make healthcare universally delivered for all people in this country (Americans or otherwise), which is a major difference and the key sticking point. And for those keeping score, his current proposalwhich is pretty much his previous proposal with a new date on the coverdoes not include this widly unpopular option. Rather, the major difference is in establishing how much control the government would have over insurance: like a leash, in that the dog can only walk so far before getting tugged in the masters direction, the current proposal allows the insurance providers to do whatever they want until and unless the government decides otherwise.
The President has no apparent desire to get anything else done in this country or around the world, since he continues to beat a drum to which we have stopped listening. Drop it already and get to work on something else. Healthcare is dead. Long live healthcare.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.