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CNBC’s John Harwood To Liberals: “Lay Off Hallucinogenic Drugs”

harwoodCNBC’s John Harwood directed surprisingly strong language today towards progressives who are upset by what they perceive to be compromises in health care reform. Harwood said “if you’re a liberal and you want universal coverage in this country, and think that you can do better, that Harry Reid can do better…they ought to lay off the hallucinogenic drugs because we’ve had a vivid demonstration of the limits of political possibilities on this issue.”

While reporting from the White House Lawn, Harwood said to host Contessa Brewer:

“So much of the commentary that I’ve heard has been really idiotic. Liberals who want universal health care ought to be thanking Harry Reid for getting this done rather than talking about what’s inadequate in the bill. I’m not saying the bill is a good bill. But if you’re a liberal and you want universal coverage in this country, and think that you can do better, that Harry Reid can do better than he’s done, or that the White House can do better, they ought to lay off the hallucinogenic drugs because we’ve had a vivid demonstration of the limits of political possibilities on this issue.”

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