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Re "Hail the panderer in chief," Opinion, Nov. 26

According to Jonah Goldberg, President Obama is rigidly ideological and shamelessly pandering at the same time. Neat trick.

The president's Affordable Care Act may be many things, but the ideologically progressive position it is not. We progressives wanted a single-payer, Medicare-for-all program. Failing that, we wanted a "public option."

What we got instead was a market-based program first proposed by the Heritage Foundation and first put in place in Massachusetts by the last Republican presidential candidate. Hardly the progressive ideal.

Chris Taber

Palm Springs


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