One of the key points of President Obama’s health care compromise is that the back room deals he made to get Senators Nelson and Landreaux to agree are no longer part of his new plan. So, he believes that one of his main points of compromise is to eliminate the smelly deals he made to get support. Huh?
It is good news that he is going to stop bribing people to support his plan but that does not make it a point of compromise. He is bragging that he stopped doing something he should not have been doing in the first place. It has nothing to do with fixing the health care system and should not have been part of the original proposal. It does have the benefit that it is something everyone can agree on. Fine – everyone agrees - no bribes. On to the next item.
This opening gambit does demonstrate that this is not an effort at compromise but is an attempt to snooker the American people. It is clearly political theater.