Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I have to agree with Ben Smith on this one, Baucus running this ad and not up for re-election until 2014. After watching Frontline's Obama's Deal on PBS, Baucus came out as a backstabbing shrew, allowing former health care executives, now lobbyists to write the current health care insurance law. In other words, he did not come out smelling like a rose.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) is received by Mexican U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual during her arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City April 13, 2010. Obama is in Mexico on a three-day official visit.
In Mexico City, Obama will initiate an international campaign to encourage young people to take more active roles in their communities. She arrived in Mexico City shortly after 8 p.m. local time Tuesday, greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual and Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan.
Obama's visit will include building on her conversation with Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala in areas of mutual interests, the White House said. Besides meeting in private with Zavala, Obama will visit with students and teachers at a public school in Mexico City, speak to university and high school students at Universidad Iberoamericana, participate in a round-table discussion and visit with U.S. Embassy employees and their families.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
If all you suspected about the new health care law is here.
Barack Obama abandoned the public option EARLY and caved to a MANDATE to make a deal with the insurance companies.
Will he pay a political price? In my eyes, yes. For me, he is a hypocrite and all these deals will make you sick. In the end, the health care law is not the best we could have gotten, but what the lobbyists and insurance industry was willing to give us. So, did our voices matter? For me, NO. This White House did not listen to me.