Wednesday, September 9


Another Obama speech tonight. This, after an Obama speech yesterday. That, after eight long months of speeches by a President that clearly enjoys the spectacle, the attention and the sound of his own voice.

To the kids yesterday, he sounded like a President. I didn't have a problem with anything he said. But he changed the speech.

Obama was going to give a completely different speech, one that was going to challenge America's school children about specific ways that they, themselves, could 'help' the President and his agenda, but angry parents began complaining about indoctrination, and rightfully so.

Tonight, the President has promised to finally get specific about his health care plan in a joint session of Congress. (His second since taking office) But from what I've read this afternoon he says nothing new in the speech. "Americans will die if health care reform isn't passed"? Really? That's his argument?

Either way, the House Democratic Whip says the Dems don't have the votes to pass ObamaCare.


Blogger Jaz said...

It's fascinating, Obama managed to both fully endorse the public option and set the stage for it not being included in the final bill. I suppose the answer to the question of whether or not a public option is essential to h/c reform would have to be no, based on what I heard tonight.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Kent said...

Sure. Talking out of both sides of his mouth, saying anything and everything that's been favorably tested in polling and focus group data.

The Left wants the public option. They are going to try to ram it through with all the bells and whistles.

Do you think they have the votes? I don't.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Jaz said...

No, Max Baucus said shortly before the speech very clearly, "The public option will not make it though the senate."

I love how Democrats have been vilifying big pharma and big insurance as "the powerful interested arrayed to defeat h/c reform." A nefarious dark force orchestrating opposition to reform.

You know, the very industries that Obama has cut back room deal with to keep them at the table to the point where, and Mara Liason from NPR pointed this out, Big pharma has been spending millions of dollars in support of ObamaCare.

Obama rails against the very activities that he routinely engages in, it's unreal.

9:29 AM  

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