I think this article, like many others similar to it, is very misleading. The author opens up by properly stating that Congress is the problem, then he does all he can to connect President Obama to those problems. Obama cannot force Congress to vote for the laws he push for. He cannot pressure Congress members to do anything either. This blame game needs to end.
And you conservatives that come in here with denigrating terms like "Obamacare" need to quit. That's "American-care" that the President is pushing for, be it all good or not. He is trying. And we will never know if it is a good try or not because he can't get Congress to act! And there is nothing President Obama can do about it.
Congress is the problem. But as of now, you can't properly judge Obama because he has no support from nearly 100 percent of the Republicans and just enough Democrats to basically oppose anything he tries. Which is why he is doing all of this negotiating that Lessig criticized him for.
As Americans we cannot gain by falsely accusing this president for things he have no control over. People, especially you conservatives, this is your country and defending the interest of big business does not help any of us--including conservatives.
New Orleans, LA
Feb 8 2010 - 7:55am