Déjà vu all over again

This is like deja vu all over again. – Yogi Berra

A Republican on Capitol Hill points out that we’re going through a health care press coverage time warp. In each of the following four headline pairs, one is from this morning. The other is from last year. See if you can guess which is which.

Politico: President Obama takes reform on the road
AP: Obama takes health care pitch to people … again

Bloomberg: Obama Set to Fight “Uphill Battle” on Health Bill
Bloomberg: Obama to Appeal to Public on Health Care as Senate Struggles

AP: Obama’s health care pitch to Democrats: Trust me
AP: Obama makes last-minute appeal to Democrats for health care votes

AP: Obama to appeal for public support on health care
AP: Obama appeals for health care votes

Similarly, see if you can determine which headline in each pair is from 2010, and which is from 2009.

CSM: To pass healthcare reform, Democrats may go it alone
CNN: Democrats May Pass Health Reform without GOP Support

NYT: Obama Takes Health Care Deadline to Democrats
AFP: Deadline looming, Obama urges health care action

Boston Globe: Obama steps up health care pressure
Politico: President Obama steps up health care push

AFP: Obama presents make-or-break health reform plan
NPR: For Obama, Health Care Overhaul Is Make-Or-Break

AP: Top Dems looking to Obama for health care momentum
Reuters: Obama tries to regain momentum in healthcare debate

Reuters: Obama seeks momentum, funds for Senate allies
Reuters: Obama team tries to regain momentum on healthcare

CBS: Obama’s Health Care Push: The Race is On
WaPo: Obama Health Care Push Resumes This Week

AP: Obama turns up the heat for health care overhaul
AP: Obama expands health care push

HuffPo: White House, Dems, Plan For Make-Or-Break Summit
Bloomberg: Obama Sets “Make-or-Break” Deadline on Health Care

There are thirteen pairs in total. If you like you can post your score in the comments. No fair peeking.

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15 thoughts on “Déjà vu all over again

  1. Jill

    CNN Headline this morning:

    "Obama: Time for talk on health care is over"

    I know I read that same headline last December.

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  4. KQIG

    CNN: "Obama: Time for talk on health care is over". If only that were true. Oh happy day!

  5. Don

    Well… I got more than half – although at 7/13, only just. (In fairness, one of the headlines I missed was there twice…)

    In any case, any ability of mine to recognize this year's vs. last year's headlines is negligible enough as to be immeasurable. The meme has not changed.

  6. setnaffa

    The only think we have to fear, is Democrats–including those that walk like RINOs…

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