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Judas Goat

Bill Clinton – “oops, I may have been wrong about passing health care”

Way back in April of this year, I noted that Bill Clinton had told the Democrats not to worry, that the American people would get over the passage of the health care legislation as soon as they saw how good it would be for them.

A good portion of them [Democrats] have deluded themselves into thinking Bill Clinton was right – that after they passed the legislation all the furor would subside and Americans would accept the new legislation – even embrace it.   The term “Judas goat” comes to mind.  And I think for those who bought into that nonsense, they realize they’ve certainly been led into the electoral slaughter pen. The Obama post law-signing sales tour has been anything but successful in changing the public’s perception of the law.  And it certainly hasn’t cooled the anger about its passage.

Guess what – nothing’s changed.  Well, except what Clinton is dining on these days … some crow:

Former president Bill Clinton, a champion of healthcare reform, admitted on Sunday that he made the wrong prediction about the popularity of President Obama’s healthcare bill.
Initially, Clinton had predicted that the polls in favor of Democrats would be boosted as soon as the legislation was signed into law. Instead, Clinton said on NBC’s "Meet the Press," his prediction was wrong for two reasons.

"First of all, the benefits of the bill are spread out of three or four years. It takes a long time to implement. And secondly, there has been an enormous and highly effective attack on it,” he said.

You be there has – and that attack has been based in the facts coming out about the new law.  In fact, the anger had gotten hotter as more and more people find out they were lied to, duped and frankly, steamrolled into a new system that doesn’t do any of the things they promised.

My guess is Clinton didn’t mention that.

Oh, and I loved this:

The former president said he thought the current commander in chief got "disoriented" for a while, but "I think he is getting his groove back now."

Uh, you mean because he’s out “campaigning” again and attacking Republicans.  Yup, that’s about the only “groove” the man owns.  Let’s see how that works in November.