That’s the advice PBS host Bill Moyers had for President Barack Obama in an appearance on HBO’s August 28 “Real Time with Bill Maher.” According to the former press secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson, a defeat on health care/health insurance reform would do the left more good than crafting some sort of compromise.
“I mean, I would rather see Barack Obama go down fighting for vigorous, strong principled public insurance, than to lose with a bill – look, BusinessWeek had a cover story last week, ‘The Insurers are Winning,’” Moyers said.
Moyers alluded to the deal the President has allegedly made with the pharmaceutical industry, but he said that ultimately Obama shouldn’t stop at universal health care controlled by the strong arm of government for the good of the public.
“Everybody knows that the White House has already made a deal with the drug industry promising not to import cheaper drugs from
The consensus is that such a policy proposal would never make it through the U.S. Congress, however if it went down in flames it could serve as a symbolic gesture that rally the far left wing of the Democratic Party.
“If he were to do that and lose this fight