Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What a difference between then and now!

“What a difference a day makes.” – Dinah Washington

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!”

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