"If Congress decides we're not going to do it . . . then the American people can make a judgment as to whether this Congress has done the right thing for them or not. And that's how democracy works, with the elections coming up. " - Barack Obama
With that statement, Obama is setting the stage for shifting the blame away from himself for the health-care debacle. First, note that he's putting the onus on Congress, not himself or his lack of leadership. Second, he undoubtedly knows the Democrats are going to suffer losses, possibly of catastrophic dimensions, in the November elections. It should be obvious to everyone, with the exception of those who still blindly hang on to the delusion that Obama is doing a great job, that after November, BO is going to say that the Dems lost votes because they failed to pass health-care reform.
Will anyone believe that? Some hardcore lefties probably will; the rest of America, not so much. What many on the left will never understand is that Democrats will be voted out of office not because they failed to pass health-care reform, but because they attempted a governmental take-over of health-care, all the while ignoring our protests.