You Got Me Spinning Around And Round
by Kiko Matsing
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.