Skip to comments.Obama launches sales blitz for health reform
Posted on 03/25/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AFP) US President Barack Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law.
Obama returned on Air Force One to Iowa, the cradle of his 2008 campaign, to proclaim he had made good on the political change he promised, by enacting reforms dreamed of by Democrats for generations, but never realized until now.
The president was also expected to take on Republicans as they seek to define the historic bill as a costly, big government power grab, in the run-up to mid-term elections in November in which Democrats fear heavy losses.
Obama was expecting a big crowd in the agricultural heartland state where he won the fabled nominating caucuses which ignited his presidential campaign and led him to eventual victory over his Democratic foe Hillary Clinton.
The health care legislation will extend medical coverage to an estimated 32 million Americans who currently lack it and bans insurance company abuses as well as mandating that all US citizens buy insurance or face fines.
Back in Washington, the fierce partisan schism which prevailed through the bitter year of politicking it took to pass the bill, deepened, as Republicans threw new blocking maneuvers to slow the health-care end game.
The opposition party forced a new House of Representatives vote on a package of fixes ..
The Senate was expected to complete its part around 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), sending the package to the House for approval before it can head to the president's desk to be signed into law.
"If they finish their work later today as planned, the House will take up the improvements bill with technical corrections this evening," said Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
sending the package
more like sealing the fate of a nation
as Rep. Dingell said. it’s about ‘control’.
.. and a lot of propaganda.
Oh, poor babies.
Keep talking BO/BS! You’ll be as successful as you were in Virgina, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
US President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
Dear Mr. President:
Even you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t.
Something is definitely wrong when he has to continue to sell this package even after it has been passed and signed into law.
Methink it is, as someone on tv said, an effort to thwart tea partiers and others in their plan to clean house this November.
A sales blitz for something that is mandatory is already law??
He is so low class-his cheer leading so shallow and staged, everyone just gets sick of it; I get truly repulsed.
He does NOT KNOW HOW TO BE GRACIOUS. He to only know how to suck in applause from planned audiences and relish visibly the adoration.
It is scary, truly offensive and such a huge waste of our tax dollars.
But then, liberals don't care.
U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on health care reform at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, March 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
He’s just a community organizer. All propaganda, all the time.
People need to lampoon Obama over this. The one thing Obama can not stand is being made fun of. Nobody likes a poor winner and poor winners are easy to make fun of. He really is Urkel.
I know.. Internal November numbers must be really bad..
Because really, most presidents go on a big sales pitch tour after they pass major legislation. You know, building support BEFORE you ram something through is so old fashioned. It’s so much more post-partison to enact it and then say “your stuck with it, so you might as well like it”.
How about a press conference where a (non-supplicant, if such a thing exists) press might ask him why he wasn’t willing to try and sell it before midnight engineering it through Congress?
That picture looks like an ugly tentacle of the government coming down on ya. Deserves a caption like... ???
So this is the “launch” of the sales blitz. We ignore the last year and the rejection by the people of the bill they passed.
No thank you.
This “sales blitz” is a necro thread. Know what I mean, my droogs?
Perhaps you can suggest a skit for Saturday Night Live.
It is phony and it shows.
It is wasteful and THAT SHOWS.
It is low class and so very, very creepy.
Liberals really like to live at the bottom for reasons only they understand (but I think it is because they melt in daylight).
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