“Good, solid B-plus. B-plus because of the things that are undone. … Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed, we tip into A-minus.” –Barack Obama grading himself on nearly one year of destroying the country
The truth comes out:
“We would do almost anything to pass a health care bill.” –House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
“I would say to the senator from Arizona [McCain] that I am in the dark almost as much as he is, and I am in the leadership. Most of us know the fundamentals, but we don’t know the important details.” –Senate Whip Dick Durbin, the #2 Democrat, on the mystery contents of Harry Reid’s health care bill
“Let’s be clear” means a lie is coming:
“Let’s be clear here. Seven presidents have tried to reform a health care system that everyone acknowledges is broken. Seven presidents have failed up until this point. We are now that close to having a bill that does all the things that I said and most experts said needed to be done when we started this process. It is not only deficit neutral, but will actually bring down the deficit according to the Congressional Budget Office.” –Barack Obama
Wolf in sheep’s clothing?
“I’m going to be in a position where I can say what I’ve wanted to say all along: that I’m ready to vote for health care reform.” –Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who wants the public option and Medicare expansion out of the bill
Looking in the mirror?
“[O]ne of the mistakes that was made over the last eight years is for us to have a triumphant sense about war. There was a tendency to say, ‘We can go in. We can kick some tail. This is some glorious exercise.’ When in fact, this is a tough business.” –Barack Obama, hitting the military in what sounds like a criticism of himself
He ran to take over Wall Street: “I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of, you know, fat cat bankers on Wall Street.” –Barack Obama