Don't cave now, cave later!
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 04/21/2009 - 8:23pm
There's a right time and a wrong time to sacrifice core principles:
"It's way too early" to abandon what it considers a central plank in health reform, said Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union. He said the organization pulled out of the bipartisan Health Reform Dialogue because it feared its friends in the coalition were sacrificing core principles too soon. "You don't make compromises with your allies."
Last week, two top administration officials suggested that Obama is open to compromise on the public plan, comments that set off alarm bells in some corners of his party.
Is it too much to ask for President Obama to give us a little more kabuki before Big Money does what it does best?
(h/t jawbone in comments)