Sometimes the most accurate quotes come from those who don’t know how to filter what they say. This from Rahm “Never let a good crisis go to waste” Emanuel on the passage of the “reform” bill:
"There's a dawning recognition of the significance of this, both on policy and political grounds," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said. "At a certain point, winning is winning."
That is really it, isn’t it? This is a bad bill, no one has read it, it is full of flaws. Everyone knows it. That doesn’t matter because Obama put his prestige on the line with this thing and come what may we must pass this bill. Catastrophe for the economy, higher taxes, lower quality of care are all irrelevant because nothing is more important than Obama being perceived as “winning”.
At least Rahm Emanuel is honest, if a little creepy with the whole naked confrontation thing. This bill is not about health care. It is obviously not about reform. It is not about what is best for America or the American people. It is all about Obama, accomplishing what Clinton didn’t. The health care "reform" bill is a trillion dollar trophy for Obama to put on his shelf.