Avedon Carol: Progressives led down Corporatist path of words
and premises to defend Obama's mandate and profit protection plan for big health industry players (BHIP).
Yes, best of lefties can be conned into using the arguments of big corporations and the right. That is not a win for the left, in case they haven't figured it out by now. But it does underline the strength of the right in our national discourse: It's their talking points, their lingo that gets into the general discourse.
Keep looking around; lots of good stuff. I found audio of a 2006 interview David Sirota had with Obama, where Obama lays out what he actually got enacted. He said he would have done structural change if that was the only way to achieve his goal, but he doesn't think that's the case, so Romney's plan looked good to him even then. (And he has not improved all that much in his delivery of ideas since then -- the brief snippet is filled with ers, hems, haws, uh's. But blessedly brief.)