Anti-Dean Salvo Fuels War on Progressives – “Bushkrieg” Bares Audacity of Arrogance By Robert S. Becker

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By Robert S. Becker
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Dandelion Salad
Dec. 22, 2009

Headline from the Wall Street Journal, “Rahm Emanuel: Don’t Worry About the Left,” reporting how Obama’s chief of staff conspired with Joe Lieberman to dump the public option and Medicare buy-in.  The result, according to one “former Democratic official,” is White House denial about “how much trouble they’re in” and costly miscalculations about “what’s happening with progressives and the left.”

If instead progressives are right, then this jumble called “health reform” is not just bad medicine for millions, but a drone strike against hard-won Democratic House majorities.  As a result, Obama’s war on progressives surged again this week, as the dark side of take-no-prisoners, obedience-is-all, Chicago-style politics surfaced.  Two nasty, parallel attacks impugned the leftwing icon, Howard Dean, for logically stating his mind: this is not health reform but an “insurance company’s dream” written by the industry lobby and setting off a “Washington scramble.”

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Health care wars (Howard Dean’s Town Hall)

August 30, 2009

From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a raucous town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean

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