Obama undercuts the "HCR [High Corporate Returns] makes health care a right" talking point the "progressives" are pushing
The real antidote will come with performance, but since the Dems, for some reason, have put off real implementation until 2014, at least, all we have to go on is the words of the greatest orator of our time. And weaselly, mealy-mouthed and parseable words they are, to be sure:
[OBAMA] “We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.”
Right to health care? If Obama though this bill did that, we would have said it. What the Fuck does "some basic security" mean? I'll tell you what it means:
It means the right to be forced to pay a corporation for a defective product. That's what it means.
NOTE Remember how it was like pulling teeth to get Obama to say health care "should be" a right in the primaries? Ultimately, he lied manfully, but gosh, was it difficult.