Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Obama Losing His Last Friend

You know the White House has botched things when it's about to lose its last friendly supporter on health care reform -- Ezra Klein. Through thin, and thinner, and thinner-yet, Ezra has supported whatever the latest iteration of health care reform legislation might be, chiefly on the "half a loaf is better than none" principle.

But that half a loaf is looking smaller and smaller even to him. Soon, it won't even be a crouton. Concludes Klein:
One other point on the public option: This has been a complete and utter failure of White House leadership. They need to give this effort their support, or they need to kill it by publicly stating their opposition. But they can't simply wait for someone else to make the decision for them, which has been their strategy until now.
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This is... the worst of all worlds.

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