Friday, October 31st, 2014

Obama on health care reform: 50 plus one? Git 'er done!

President Obama urges the Democrats to move forward on health care legislation.
President Obama urges the Democrats to move forward on health care legislation.

With President Barack Obama calling for Congress to move toward a reconciliation bill on health care (which would require only a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate rather than the customary supermajority of 60), many conservative opponents have posted pre-presidential Obama quotes that they say expose his hypocrisy on the issue.

We delved into the record of Obama's previous comments on broad consensus vs. 50-plus-one. Read that history and our analysis to find out why we rated him a Full Flop on our Flip-O-Meter.