John Conyers appeared on the Bill Press show this morning and had some harsh criticism for President Barack Obama, regarding the Republican party and health care. He said:
I’m getting tired of saving Obama’s can in the White House, I mean, he only won by five votes in the House, and this bill wasn’t anything to write home about. The public option is only available, which is the only way you manage cost and get some competition to 1,300 other health insurance companies, the only way he could have got that through is that progressives held their nose and voted for it anyway.
He also said:
You know, holding hands out and beer on Friday nights in the White House and bowing down to every nutty right-wing proposal about health care, and saying on occasion that public options aren’t all that important is doing a disservice to the Barack Obama that I first met who was an ardent single-payer enthusiast himself.