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Video: Obama’s Health Care Speech to Congress

Posted on Sep 9, 2009

Listening to the president’s speech Wednesday night was at times riveting, at times like listening to an insurance salesman. He gave a strong defense of the public option, but also indicated he would settle for whatever he could get. 

Click here to read a full transcript of the speech.  —PS



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By jamiedbruce, September 10, 2009 at 2:33 am Link to this comment

i cannot agree more than with “freedom loving american”
Republicans are scum period end of story. Actually worse they are plain stupid.

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By Observer, September 10, 2009 at 12:34 am Link to this comment
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President`s Obama Health Care speech has been quite exceptional,inspiring and to the point,deserving every bit of credit it has received across this country.
Except that is,at no real surprise,from those low-life Republicans MF-losers and that silly clown Joe Wilson.
One cannot help but notice that the entire GOP-party
has become a stinking,rotten bunch of obsessed Elitist,old fashion Racist plain and Dumb ......
quite obviously sleazy,slimy,stupid ... disgusting scum !
There is just no denying:they have the people to prove it on every level… at every occasion.

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By cltx09, September 10, 2009 at 12:13 am Link to this comment

I’m so glad I don’t live there any more. Obama has let
the horses out of the barn and won’t be able to rein
them in. Unfortunately, he talks the talk, but doesn’t
walk the walk. These days I don’t even bother to listen
to him. I’d rather listen to Kucinich or Nader who were
muscled out by corporate America. Obama was never my
first choice anyway. All he had was lofty words and stringing people along with false hope. All in all,
it’s just as depressing with Obama as it was with

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By ReallyScaredNow, September 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm Link to this comment
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Mr. Obama thinks that a major change would be too disruptive to our economy .. yet the patchwork quilt he proposes will not work and will hobble us economically.  He has drunk the insurance companies Kool-Aid, and become their shill.

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By Outraged, September 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm Link to this comment

Re: G.Anderson

Your comment: “But, you just can’t fix stupid.”

I agree.  It should be filed in the same folder as:  Some people can’t see past the end of their nose.

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By G.Anderson, September 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm Link to this comment

Great speach, but obviously the Republicans are going to fight it.

And when it’s done, 60 years from now they will still be fuming. Just like they still hate FDR, still hate social security, and hate medicare. 

And it’s their own dam fault, if they hadn’t blown it with their warped economic ideas, greed and coruption, we would be sweating bulletts under McCain right now.

But, you just can’t fix stupid.

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By freedom loving american, September 9, 2009 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment

It was good to see him call the worthless scum fuckin lying republicans liars to the nation.  He needs to quit trying to appease those that hate him and everything he stands for start working for those that elected him.  He simply needs to remind everyone including himself that he was elected to bring change. He needs to start making this a nation for the people rather than the corporate sleaze. However, cleaning up after 30 years of fascist corporate greed is a tough job.

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By KDelphi, September 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm Link to this comment

It may have been “inspiring” but that has never been Obama’s problem—enacting the lofty goals seems to be it.

He still defends the insurance industry. I dont ses how that is possible in a person who supposedly has so much “heart”.

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