Lawrence O'Donnell filling in for Keith on Countdown hits President Obama for campaigning on having a public option as part of his health care plan
December 24, 2009

Lawrence O'Donnell filling in for Keith on Countdown hits President Obama for campaigning on having a public option as part of his health care plan and why it was necessary for a move towards some real reform. As O'Donnell also notes Obama also campaigned against mandates for buying health insurance.

Ezra Klein weighed in on why the President denying as opposed to defending this is a bad move politically instead of just admitting to political realities with his decision to change course.

I don't understand why this administration thinks they're going to get any support from the left if they continue to treat us like children who are too stupid to watch video recordings of what he said just a short while ago that conflict with what he's saying now instead of owning up to the reality of what he's dealing with in the Congress. Ezra is right and this is a very dumb move politically.

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