Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama Talks Reform

Tonight, President Barack Obama gave a speech about health care reform in which he disputed myths about his plan, acknowledged that things needed more ironing out, and outlined a more direct approach rather than iffy rhetoric.

“...the time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action. Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together, and show the American people that we can still do what we were sent here to do. Now is the time to deliver on health care.”

"I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last."

[Click HERE to read the transcript]

The most striking part of the speech was not from Obama, but from those who oppose him. He gave a great speech of course. He is an excellent orator. However, Republicans laughed during his speech and Republican House member Joe Wilson yelled "you lie" at one point during the speech. That has been my major problem with those that oppose this administration. Obama does offer much to joke about with his speaking and his family life. Even if one doesn't agree with his politics, it's hard to attack him. Therefore, the opposition comes in forms of blatantly disrespectful and immature actions from the boycotting of his speech to school children to the outbursts during his speeches. Obama, like any other leader, has made some mistakes and change does not come overnight. I hate the way that people refuse to have intelligent conversations and resort to character assassination and name calling. I do love the fact that Obama seems to be showing a thicker skin and more of a gloves off attitude.

Below is a short clip showing the moment when Obama was heckled by Rep. Wilson.
At 0:20 it looked like that time in Chicago was about to come out of him. LOL I love it.
He had to pause for a second to compose himself.

In other news, Michelle...
I love her trademark bows and brooches. She decided on sleeves this time. Hope everyone is happy.

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