On Wednesday, the president held a meeting with the 15 Democratic senators who are facing reelection, trying to get them to quit whining and get on board with the deceit. A lot of Democrats wish the White House would come clean, do a mea culpa and ask for forgiveness and patience — instead of issuing half-apologies like President Obama did on Thursday. Then perhaps the president could at least start approaching the problems from an honest place.
The White House will tighten its messaging, and it will fix the Web site, but that won’t change the underlying fact that this bill will negatively affect a huge portion of Americans, and superficial fixes aren’t the answer. Half-apologies and a refusal to hold anyone accountable are causing only more distress within the Democratic Party. A lot of Democrats are beginning to think a little panic is in order. The worst is yet to come.
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