Memo to the left on healthcare – don’t mourn, escalate
Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 04:12:03 PM PDT
There’s a fundamental lesson in collective bargaining that seems to have been lost on the White House, and those in Congress who devised their failing strategy on healthcare reform:
Don’t make all your compromises before you walk in the room.
For all those now wringing their hands over the apparent abandonment of the public option and like Rachel Maddow dissecting the train wreck of the once promising opportunity for genuine healthcare reform, it’s time to ask: what happened? who could have foreseen that semi barreling down the highway? and what do we do now?