More like, “what a difference a year makes.”
After all, it’s been more than a year since Washington turned over and it’s interesting to see how things have changed.
Candidate Barack Obama, then: My plan "[o]ffers a public health insurance option" President Obama, now: "I didn't campaign on the public option."
Then: health care/insurance reform is job No. 1! Now: nothing is more important than jobs and the economy!
Then: “We have a mandate to pass healthcare reform. We will do this because America wants this done!” Now: “I don’t care if the majority of Americans oppose want this bill!”
NY Times, then: "Death panels" are a silly, silly lie. NY Times, now: “Weighing Medical Costs of End-of-Life Care.”
Massachusetts politician, then: “Err, ah, err, ah…bring me another Chivas and let's pass health care reform.” Massachusetts politician, now: “Er, ah, bring me another tube of Crest and some bail money.”
Nurses, then: “We need this health bill!” Nurses, now: “This is the worst thing, ever!”
Then: “George W. Bush most-loathed president – ever.” Now: “We have a new winner!”