"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Something Someone Else Said

"At the Republican caucus, they held up -- they said, we've got a plan; it's going to provide everybody coverage at no cost. And I said, well, if that were true, why wouldn't I take it? My wife Michelle thinks I'm stubborn sometimes, but I'm not that stubborn. Okay, let me think. I could have everybody get health care coverage that's high quality, and it's free, which I'll bet is really popular. But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to go through the pain of really working through this hard process in Congress, getting yelled at and called a socialist, because I just -- that's how I roll. I'm a glutton for punishment. (Laughter.)

No, look, if this were easy and simple, first of all, somebody would have done it before. Seven Presidents have failed at this; seven Congresses have failed at this. If this was simple, it would have already been done. It's not." -Barack Obama, yesterday.

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2 comments:

magpie said...

They've got a plan huh? The Republicans, I mean.

With all the venues they have for spelling out what it is, in detail... have they done so?

I assume the answer is 'no'.

So what Obama is saying, very politely, is "look, they held up something they have no belief in whatsoever in order to confuse things, stall and obfuscate... so I said 'hey, nice try, but screw you and your obstructionism' "

tnlib said...

And while the Republicans keep saying no, the people - even their own supporters - keep hurting. Of course, it's questionable if their supporters understand this.