Fineman Says ObamaCare Was President's Biggest Mistake - Ignatius Agrees
Wouldn't it be fascinating if media members that helped this President pass ObamaCare against America's wishes came to the conclusion this was his biggest mistake?
On Sunday's "The Chris Matthews Show," the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and the Washington Post's David Ignatius both told a somewhat startled host that Obama spending so much of his time and political capital on passing healthcare reform was his worst decision to date (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: This week we want to do something slightly different with our "Tell me Something" segment. Let me ask you all, all four of you, what has been President Obama’s biggest mistake in his two and a half years so far? Howard.
HOWARD FINEMAN, HUFFINGTON POST: Chris, on things under his control, not the wars so much because they were built in, his decision to spend all of his political capital in a year and a half of his time on the healthcare reform law I think was his biggest political mistake.
MATTHEWS: Wow. Smart statement.
Moments later, David Ignatius of the Washington Post agreed:
DAVID IGNATIUS, WASHINGTON POST: I would agree with Howard. The idea of launching a major change in social legislation without having a consensus in the country and in Congress about what that should look like was a mistake. That's just not how a president makes good policy.
I agree with Matthews - Wow!
After all, without the media's help, Obama and the Democrats could never have gotten this awful bill passed. No chance.
Now those that aided and abetted him are beginning to think it was a mistake?
If that's the case, maybe they should take some of the blame and apologize for their role.
Readers are advised not to hold their breath.