My Favorite Air America Flame Thrower

sends Obama some “tough love” today. Add that to Susan Estrich and all the other uber liberal voices yodeling, and you get a picture of luster lost in record time, which is not a good thing if you believe you’re the chosen one. Luckily, I don’t think they make bus tires that big.

If John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson had written America’s bank security standards, Americans would have withdrawn their money from banks. So why isn’t the American public concerned about why the drug companies are in love with President Obama’s health care reform plan?

…Obama has given them a free pass so they don’t have to help pay for reform. As a trade-off for their help in shoving a trillion-dollar symbolic reform plan down America’s throat, Obama has rewarded the drug companies in a big way.

…I have seen firsthand how strong this new friendship is between Obama and the drug industry. When I appear on Fox TV these days discussing this new Obama love affair, I receive the angriest e-mails from viewers who obviously make their money selling pharmaceuticals. The drug company corporate types are no longer calling Obama a socialist. Today they call Obama a visionary mainly because he is their new sugar daddy.

They also like the idea that Obama’s goal is not so much about reform as it is the perception of reform. The idea is to just give the public something.

Ouch. I hadn’t heard the drug angle yet (but there’s also a good chance it got lost in the stentorian cacophony raging about our heads) and I can tell you, this had to about kill him to write. I’m glad he did. While we’re at diametric ends of the political spectrum, we know him personally and the guy’s terrific.

But if I were Mr. P.?

I’d be watching over my shoulder when I cross Palafox at lunchtime.

UPDATE: Oh, the GOP nails this one.

2 Responses to “My Favorite Air America Flame Thrower”

  1. JeffS says:

    The Won™ is shedding support like a dog sheds hair in the summer. Couldn’t happen to a nicer fellow.

  2. Dave J. says:

    One would think it impossible to be in bed with both the drug companies AND the plaintiff’s bar, yet somehow he manages to achieve this. Either this bill goes down to flaming defeat, or it gets so watered down that it’s nearly harmless when he declares “victory.” Either way, becoming a lame duck with only six months in is probably unprecedented.

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