Quick Hit: Obama’s Healthcare Summit Leads to More Partisan Wrangling

Exhibit A, according to CNN:

12:30 p.m.: Sen. John McCain slams the special deals inserted in the Senate health care bill, saying those should be removed so that the American people will know “that geography does not dictate what kind of health care they will receive.”
Obama shoots back, “Let me just make this point, John, because we’re not campaigning anymore. The election is over.”
McCain interjects, “I’m reminded of that every day.”

You know what we’re reminded of every day McCain? That we no longer have a form of government that actually serves the American people. Rather, we are subjected to politicians obsessed with re-election, special interests, and the media spotlight. I honor what Obama is trying to do, even as the spectacle is further depressing me. Ugh.

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  • Comrade Kevin

    At least you weren’t required to watch the whole proceedings as part of your job!

  • Lauren Bernstein

    It is painful to watch, but I applaud Obama for trying here. Honestly, both sides of the political aisle have created a system in which it is very challenging to see real change (and especially actual social justice). I hope though that people will be so irritated by all of this that we can move past this and really create a society in which we can sit down and have a conversation among leaders–not have a series of stump speeches in a circle.

  • Lilith Luffles

    I see the GOP survived Obama’s trap… I tried watching but got distracted by kitties.