vincentpa wrote:Awwwwww, Obama just told a little "white" lie. What's the harm?
ctdeathfrombelow wrote:Obama already said he'd veto it, if it makes it to his desk......
beretta24 wrote:ctdeathfrombelow wrote:Obama already said he'd veto it, if it makes it to his desk......
I'd dare him to if the senate passes it.
ScaupHunter wrote:Some House Dems are desperate to keep their jobs come election time. This one is going to bite them harder than the gun ban did come the next election.
ScaupHunter wrote:The Democrats keep making noise and blaming everyone for their own problems and issues.
The last point I'll make is that in terms of expectation setting, there's no doubt that in an environment in which we had to fight tooth and nail to get this passed, it ended up being passed on a partisan basis -- not for lack of trying, because I met with an awful lot of Republicans to try to get them to go along -- but because there was just ideological resistance to the idea of dealing with the uninsured and people with preexisting conditions. There was a price to that, and it was that what was already going to be hard was operating within a very difficult political environment. And we should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout than if Democrats and Republicans were both invested in success.
One of the problems we've had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure, and that makes, I think, the kind of iterative process of fixing glitches as they come up and fine-tuning the law more challenging.