First the called Obama a miserable failure and now they have apparently discovered this website called YouTube;
Its one of the most persistent and potent Republican arguments against health reform: that President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats want a U.S. government takeover of health care.
And what evidence do they have to back it up?
Obama said so. Just check out YouTube.
I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer, universal health care plan, then-U.S. Senate candidate Obama said at an AFL-CIO event in 2003, using the terms that commonly refer to a government-run health insurance system.
Everybody in, nobody out, a single-payer health care plan, universal health care plan thats what Id like to see, he said. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately, because first weve got to take back the White House. And we got to take back the Senate, and we got to take back the House.
[C]ritics of Obama-style reform have been able to exploit the mixed messages to sow doubts about Obamas true intent in pushing a trillion-dollar overhaul of the health care system with powerful evidence, captured on videotape, to back up their claims.
You dont have to go back to 2003 to find leading Democrats supporting a so-called single-payer health system. The most damaging examples are from this year.