Obama no longer in imperative and assured mood on early health care passage
After his meeting with Senate Democrats on Tuesday, Obama said he was “cautiously optimistic” that health care legislation could pass the Senate before Christmas. The McClatchy website reasonably turned that into the headline:
Obama might not get health care overhaul for ChristmasThat is very different from previous statements from Obama imperiously declaring that the bill must be passed and will be passed before Christmas.
Obama’s statement could almost give rise to cautious optimism on our side (but shouldn’t, because any kind of optimism is deadly for us) that the bill will never be passed.