You Got Me Spinning Around And Round

by Kiko Matsing

Analysis: Obama the ‘outsider’ from inside DC (AP):

Obama said: “I spent seven hours at a summit where Democrats and Republicans engaged the public in substantive discussion about health care.”

The spin: He is uniting a divided capital.

Obama said: “So now is the time to make a decision about how to finally reform health care so that it works, not just for the insurance companies, but for America’s families and businesses.”

The spin: He’s not beholden to special interest groups like the rest of Washington.

Obama said: “I’ll leave it to others to sift through the politics. Because that’s not what this is about. That’s not why we’re here.”

The spin: He’s above politics. He’s not part of that mess in Washington.

And, finally, Obama said his health care plan “incorporates the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans — including some of the ideas that Republicans offered during the health care summit.”

The spin: He’s a get-it-done public servant, not a Washington ideologue.

In the Philippines we have a term for these type of traditional politicians: trapo, a dirty piece of rag.

No one’s buying the bullshit.