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September 09, 2009

Drudge: They Ain't Got the Votes; 44 House Democrats Opposed
Speech Excerpts Released: "If You Misrepresent What Is In the Plan, I Will Call You Out;" Otherwise Repeats Same Crap for Twenty-Ninth Time

P-whip?

And go to the upper-left-hand corner of Drudge for a solid medium-sized chuckle.

Andrea Mitchell: But What if the TelePrompTer Breaks Down?!!? No, really. She's that worried. Click through to the RCP clip.

We'll be doing a live-blog tonight. Here's the Barack OBingo.

Oh, one last thing. Allah's frequently mentioned the "Wake Up and Smile" sketch, and I have myself. For a long time it was purged from the internet. Stupid nitwits at NBC online won't add it to their video collection.

Well, I've found it. Probably won't be up long, so enjoy it while it lasts.

Oh, and NBC? Put up the Zelansky Brothers sketch, too. With Bill Hader and Ben Affleck. Dummies.


"Callin' You Out!" What plan would that be, Champ? As of yet we either have seven or eight plans or, more accurately, no plan at all.

Ah, so this tonight will be "Tough Obama, the Scrapper Who Wants to Fight." Just like the nutroots have been demanding.

Good Lord.

By the way, Champ: Take it up with the CBO, which says you're flat-out lying about this not costing us an arm and a leg. Or a bitten off finger or amputated foot, for that matter.

I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. It has now been nearly a century since Theodore Roosevelt first called for health care reform.

Blah blah blah. Heard it all before.

Our collective failure to meet this challenge – year after year, decade after decade – has led us to a breaking point. Everyone understands the extraordinary hardships that are placed on the uninsured, who live every day just one accident or illness away from bankruptcy. These are not primarily people on welfare. These are middle-class Americans. Some can't get insurance on the job. Others are self-employed, and can't afford it, since buying insurance on your own costs you three times as much as the coverage you get from your employer....

Heard it. Nothing new.

I'm all for creating some mechanism that makes it easy for the self-employed to group together to negotiate, by the way.

I don't understand why the entire system needs to be destroyed for that one tiny measure.

...

But what we have also seen in these last months is the same partisan spectacle that only hardens the disdain many Americans have toward their own government. Instead of honest debate, we have seen scare tactics. Some have dug into unyielding ideological camps that offer no hope of compromise. Too many have used this as an opportunity to score short-term political points, even if it robs the country of our opportunity to solve a long-term challenge. And out of this blizzard of charges and counter-charges, confusion has reigned.

Whatever.

Here it comes:

Well the time for bickering is over.

Debate over the most radical and expansive change to the American economy since... um, since forever, this is the biggest? Is now "bickering."

The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action.

So tough, so manly. He used the word "action." Hey, I like action!

Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together...

Except tort reform. And anything else a Republican suggests.

The plan I'm announcing tonight would meet three basic goals:

Um, I'm thinking he's just actually re-announcing his "three basic goals" and once again calling them a "plan," but we'll see.

It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. It will provide insurance to those who don't. And it will slow the growth of health care costs for our families, our businesses, and our government....

Same old, same old.

And... BINGO!

Here are the details that every American needs to know about this plan:

First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, Medicare, Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have. Let me repeat this: nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.

Uh-huh.

Let me just skip the pure repetition of crap he's said almost 30 times before:

...

But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than improve it. I will not stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are. If you misrepresent what's in the plan, we will call you out. And I will not accept the status quo as a solution. Not this time. Not now.

Everyone in this room knows what will happen if we do nothing. Our deficit will grow. More families will go bankrupt. More businesses will close. More Americans will lose their coverage when they are sick and need it most. And more will die as a result. We know these things to be true.

Sounds fishy to me, Genius.






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