Originally Posted by Mecklomaniac
In Audacity of Hope Obama said
This however has been how his whole term as president has been. Just look at the healthcare bill. Rather than put together a bill that could gain consensus. They put together a bill that only they left was behind, they then tried to add pork (corn husker kick back, Louisana purchase) to bribe a few moderate dems to join the left. When it was all over, they then turned their backs on the blue dog dems and the agreements they made. That is not leadership, that is manipulation.
Obamacare is a conservative idea. Liberals want single payer. Liberals DID compromise over healthcare.