Get a load of this spin:

“Now, we’ve gotten pretty far down the road, but I have to admit, we’ve run into a bit of a buzzsaw along the way,” Obama said. “The long process of getting things done runs headlong into the special interests, their armies of lobbyists and partisan politics aimed at exploiting fears instead of getting things done.”

Gee, Mr. President, your bona fides regarding fighting special interests and lobbyists would sound a lot more impressive if you just didn’t cut a special healthcare deal with the unions in secret meetings in the White House.

We’re on you: we know you’re the one marshaling the “special interests” and “their armies of lobbyist.”