I am saddened to hear that the White House resorted to threats against freshman members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in your efforts to pass the 105.9 billion dollar war funding supplemental.Howie P.S.: I have no doubt that Rhambo and others are "working" Congress on health care reform, I'm just not sure if the intensity is equal to what they are applying to the war funding bill. I found this comment by Mad Kossack to the post particularly incisive, if a bit overwrought. :
Why isn't President Obama threatening members of Congress who aren't supporting health care reform?Barack Obama
It's very interesting to me that President Obama is throwing his weight around when it comes to getting money to continue the ill-conceived foreign wars of his predecessor, but when it comes to passing a strong public health care reform plan, I don't see any arm twisting going on. I don't get the feeling that anyone is going to much have their feelings hurt by President Obama if they go off and support Tom Daschle and Bob Dole's Sell-Out Initiative to Subvert Health Care Reform.
I'd like to see some tough talk on issues that those of us who supported the president's campaign care deeply about. Alas, my breath will not be held while I wait for that glorious moment to arrive.