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Obama fesses up about health care debate on C-SPAN in Sawyer, sorta. interview

Obama did a recent interview with Diane Sawyer as a preview for the SOTU.

The headlines you’ll read in the MSM will be, Obama owns up to not putting the debate on C-SPAN, a repeated campaign promise he admits he broke, for good reason, it was an emergency!    However, the real insight here is that the back room deals and how Obama thinks healthy open debate is meaningless and does not contribute to a better solution.  Obama was too busy creating policy implementing his agenda to have to bother with the pesky process, you know, serving Amerika.

“And it’s an ugly process and it looks like there are a bunch of back room deals.”

“Looks like?”  You’re getting warmer!   How about, “It was an ugly process and there were a bunch of back room deals?”     How do we know if we are kept from the process?  What would anyone think if they were locked out?

SAWYER: Health care — going forward, should all the conversations, all the meetings be on C-SPAN?

OBAMA: You know, I think your question points out to a legitimate mistake that I made during the course of the year, and that is that we had to make so many decisions quickly in a very difficult set of circumstances that after awhile, we started worrying more about getting the policy right than getting the process right. But I had campaigned on process. Part of what I had campaigned on was changing how Washington works, opening up transparency and I think it is — I think the health care debate as it unfolded legitimately raised concerns not just among my opponents, but also amongst supporters that we just don’t know what’s going on. And it’s an ugly process and it looks like there are a bunch of back room deals.

Now I think it’s my responsibility and I’ll be speaking to this at the State of the Union, to own up to the fact that the process didn’t run the way I ideally would like it to and that we have to move forward in a way that recaptures that sense of opening things up more.

Crisis ruling at its best.  It was such an emergency to pass health care that won’t even start delivering most of the goods for four years, we didn’t have time to clue any of you peasants in.   What he’ll really be addressing in the SOTU is to inform us idiots that he is in charge and we should just shut up and rubber stamp the rock star’s policy, because he knows better.  We have the audacity to interrupt his policy making and demand to be part of the process?   “Let me be clear”, process is for show, man!  He has already told us that he needs to get out more and speak TO the people, not listen to them when they say they don’t want his disastrous Obamacare.  When he wants our opinion, he’ll give it to us.  He’s vowed to do that in 2010.

Truth #2,

“I think the health care debate as it unfolded legitimately raised concerns not just among my opponents, but also amongst supporters that we just don’t know what’s going on.”

Project much?  Obama is becoming an easy tell.  I’d like my chances at a little poker with the CIC.  Everything he says he is not doing, he is.  (I do not want to take over GM, the devil made me do it.)  What he describes as how he appears to others, is reality.   We may not be as smart as you but we get it Mr President, you do not know what is going on.

Speaking of GM, after hearing reports that GM looks to go public sometime in 2010, Obama looked puzzled and said, “I thought we already own them?”        baaadummmm!    Please take good care of your server and bartenders, I’ll be here all week!