Note: This diary is intended to put political pressure on Obama to come out strongly for the Public Option in his speech on Wednesday. It is also intended to pressure the Obama team to shift to more effective strategies and tactics. It is not intended as a personal attack on Obama
11th dimensional chess players don’t have to scramble to throw together a last minute make or break speech before a joint session of Congress to save their Health Care plan….as their base jumps ship.
NewsFlash: Obama is mortal, and not a supergenius who is smarter than everyone on the planet. Obama does NOT “Got This.” Bulletin! There is no such thing as 11th dimensional chess.
The Obama team, by any realistic political metric, has indeed “Blown This.”
Even if they DO (somehow) end up being able to pass a bill with a robust Public Option, politically speaking, strategically speaking, tactically speaking…they blew it.
They blew it for one reason and one reason only. They tried to be calm and reasonable and fair. They tried The Obama PostPartisan Experiment…and it blew up in their faces.
It WAS a Noble Experiment…but it failed.