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July 20, 2009

Obama: Hey, Let's Change The Subject And Talk About How Mean Republicans Are

It isn't easy being the Obmasiah. President "I Won" seems a little annoyed that not everyone has fallen on bended knee and promised to do his bidding.

Speaking at a children's hospital, the president said, "Now, there are some in this town who are content to perpetuate the status quo, are in fact fighting reform on behalf of powerful special interests. There are others who recognize the problem, but believe -- or perhaps, hope -- that we can put off the hard work of insurance reform for another day, another year, another decade.

"Just the other day," the president continued, "one Republican senator said -- and I'm quoting him now -- 'If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.' Think about that. This isn't about me. This isn't about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking America's families, breaking America's businesses, and breaking America's economy."

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) took up the same theme as Obama.

"What we're seeing from the Republican response is that they'll say anything to President Obama suggests," Cardin said in a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) this afternoon.

Cardin took aim at Steele's claims made in a speech before the National Press Club this morning, where the RNC head claimed that President Obama and congressional Democrats are "experimenting" with the economy and the healthcare system.

"The only option that should not be on the table is the status quo, and that looks like what the Republicans are suggesting," Cardin said, after accusing Steele of "politicizing" the debate over healthcare.

First, good for DeMint and Steele for laying down markers. Hopefully, the Maine gals are listening (though who really thinks that's the case?).

More importantly though, Obama is a Democrat, the Democrats have a filibuster proof majority and the Senate and an overwhelming edge in the House but if health care fails, it'll be the fault of Republicans. The numbers don't quite add up.

Gee, why the sudden focus on a minority party with zero ability to actually block or even slow down the Democrats? Maybe it's because his health care proposals are tanking with the public.

Of course Obama doesn't engage the Republican's actual health care plan but rather sets up a political fight because that's easier than actually governing.

Wednesday's news conference should be interesting. I hope at least one reporter (Hello Major Garrett, though what are the odds of him getting question after last time) points out this transparent and pathetic attempt by Obama to change the subject from his own failures and the fact the public is starting to catch on.

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