The White House is backing down from trying to get senators to remove some special deals from the health care bill.
Senior adviser David Axelrod says the White House only objected to deals that affected just one state, such one involving Medicaid and Nebraska that's being cut from the legislation.
Axelrod says that deals that could apply to more than one state are OK.
That means deals pushed by senators from Montana and Connecticut would be fine because they're written in such a way that other states could potentially qualify.
It's a change from a couple days ago when press secretary Robert Gibbs singled out the Montana and Connecticut deals and said President Barack Obama wanted them gone.
Axelrod spoke on ABC's "This Week."
So, let’s get this straight: pork for one is bad but as long as the pork can conceivably be spread across the entirety of the fruited plain then it’s all good.
It’s about equality, remember?
Never in our lives have we seen legislation whereby there has been a wider delta between the stated noble intentions of the bill and the actual sleazy, craven and outright corrupt manner in which it was fashioned.
Define irony: At the bottom of the linked page is something called “Google sponsored links” and a link to the official Obama website (Organizing for America) which is accompanied by the tagline: “Barack Obama Needs Your Help to Change Washington”
Addendum #1: Democrats are actually starting to cop to the fact that the process for trying to pass ObamaCare has stunk to high heaven by claiming the American people don’t care how it gets passed as long as it gets passed. After Pelosi claimed last week that ObamaCare needed to be passed in order for the public to actually see what’s in the bill, we are finding that congressional Democrats have a very interesting take on legislative democracy.