Monday, August 17, 2009

Trouble In Baradise?

Not a good 24 hours over at the White House.

First, they backtrack on the remarks of the President and HHS Secretary that a "public option" is not essential to the ObamaCare package. Then, they quietly disable the White House email address where Americans could rat out their fellow Americans for being "fishy" about ObamaCare. Finally, they reluctantly admit that they're changing the White House email procedures after David Axelrod spammed people - who did not solicit such spam - with pro-ObamaCare propaganda. (This last one comes after Press Secretary Extraordinaire Robert Gibbs admonished Fox's Major Garrett for even suggesting that the White House would ever send people unsolicited emails about ObamaCare.)

What on earth is going on over there? On the "public option" gaffe, one could reputably argue that the White House was just floating a trial balloon (albeit one that freaked out the Party's far-left wing). But the other two are just bush-league (no pun intended) stuff that you'd never expect from from the WORLD'SSMARTESTWHITEHOUSE.

Could Team HopeChange be folding under the very type of grass roots pressure that got them elected?

Sure seems that way, but I'm not getting too excited just yet.

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