The press conference was about what you’d expect: Obama trying to sell the public health care reform (which Ambinder notes, he has subtly begun calling “health insurance reform”) ahead of his self-imposed end-of-summer deadline for a bill from Congress. But Obama was surprisingly candid in his response to a question about the Skip Gates incident.
To which Adam responded:
Reporters are going to act like this was a “betrayal” of a post-racial promise Obama never actually made.
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