Politico is reporting that the White House is pushing health care off until after the State of the Union, sometime in February and will make a “very hard pivot” towards jobs instead. This can only mean that Nancy is having trouble getting her House members to swallow the senate version of the bill. Why else put off health care?
The public anger is growing by the day. More and more people are learning about the backroom deals and nasty provisions in Reid’s bill. Even people on the left are growing angry. It seems to me that the longer they wait to pass it, the more likely they will end up with some Democrats getting cold feet, especially since so many house members have to prepare for the dreaded 2010 elections.
If we are really lucky, maybe this delay will doom ObamaCare once and for all.
The White House privately anticipates health care talks to slip into February — past President Barack Obama’s first address — and then plans to make a “very hard pivot” to a new jobs bill, according to senior administration officials.
has been told that disputes over abortion and the tight schedule are highly likely to delay a final deal, a blow to the president, who had hoped to trumpet a victory in his big speech to the nation. But he has also been told that House Democratic leaders seem inclined, at least for now, to largely accept the compromise worked out in the Senate, virtually ensuring he will eventually get a deal.
Internally, White House aides are plunging into a 2010 plan calling for an early focus on creating , especially in the energy sector, along with starting a conversation about deficit reduction measures, the administration officials said.
Both will be major themes for his first State of the Union speech, which will most likely take place on Jan. 26 or Feb. 2. White House aides are in the early stages of planning for the national address, but Obama will not only trumpet what he has described as his “B-plus” performance in 2009 but also set the stage for the 2010 congressional campaigns.