Too bad a growing number of Obama’s old pals outside the beltway say the president has forfeited or will soon lose their support, and have blanketed the airwaves and twittersphere to say what a disaster Obama's bill is.
“Don’t insult the base by saying that it’s change,” MSNBC’s Ed Schultz said of a bill without a public option. “It’s not change. It’s just, in my opinion, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”
Schultz’s colleague on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann devoted a nearly 12-minute “Special Comment” to opposing the bill’s mandate to buy health insurance. “This provision must go,” he said, directing his comments to Obama. “It is, above all else, immoral and a betrayal of the people who elected you, Sir. You must now announce that you will veto any bill lacking an option or buy-in, but containing a mandate.”
At least Michael Moore doesn’t blame Obama. The filmmaker holds Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) responsible for screwing up health care reform. “One man stands in the way of universal health care. He's your man, CT. We can't control him. U can. What r u waiting for? Boycott coming,” he tweeted. In case you missed that, Moore just threatened to lead a boycott of the entire state of Connecticut.