What to make then of this double-talk:
I Don't Want to Change the Status Quo and I'll Have it Both Ways
Did you get that explanation of status quo from Axelrod? Here's the President's own statement:
"I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill. And we're not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions," Obama told ABC News on Monday. "And I want to make sure that the provision that emerges meets that test -- that we are not in some way sneaking in funding for abortions, but on the other hand that we're not restricting women's insurance choices."
Got that? No federal funds for abortions! But the federally created healthcare provider which will be subsidized by federal funds will not be prohibited from funding abortions. It's clearly the best of both worlds. He funds abortions without funding abortions.
My basic rule still applies. If he is speaking, he is lying. Whatever he says you can be secure in believing that what he will do is exactly the opposite.