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OH SNAP! Pelosi On Obama: 'There Were A Number Of Things He Was For On The Campaign Trail'


Recently Obama infuriated progressives when he claimed he "didn't campaign on the public option." (He did.)

But because of opposition in the Senate, House Democrats must pass a bill without a public option--one of several concessions they've been forced to make. Many rank and file members place the blame for the demise of that provision at Obama's feet, and it's hard to imagine that his statement, and indifference on that front in the past several months, didn't inspire Pelosi's comment. At least to some extent.

Either way: Zing!

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