Originally Posted by Treehugger267
Honestly, I don't like the way things were handled. The deals he offered in order to gain those couple of votes are going to cause a problem down the line for him. Ya know what though, the Republicans used to just play hardball and do whatever they wanted when they were in power and didn't care at all what the other side thought about it. Obama, for whatever reason, decided to try to reach across the isle and all he got from that was to have his hand bitten. So which is right? I think he tried to do the right thing in the beginning and obviously that wasn't going to work in this case. The Republicans don't care about what issue is on the table right now, it could be anything, but if Presient Obama suggested it, they would say no to it just for the sake of saying no. That's wrong, very wrong.
What I think he should have done was to educate the public on what exactly was in the heath care bill, what it would mean to everyone. There was a lot of misinformation out there. He's very good at speaking w/ people, why not use that to make them understand what he's trying to do. There are plenty of people who are swayed by whatever the last biased blurb they hear on their televisions
and many of those blurbs aren't facts. I know that not everyone wants health care, that's fine, but those that don't understand it should at least be given the entire story.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black
that sounds like you got it off of MS NBC.
Ya know, I have done my own research on some of these issues looking at a lot of sides/opinions and I can honestly say that I don't trust anyone that is currently in office right now, and am under the impression that we the people have been sold out by our elected reps for their own profit on both sides of the spectrum. Which is why I am in support of term limits on congress and am also in support of voting out all incumbents.
I am so tired of hearing about how the current economic problems are Bush's fault when if one really looks below the surface.... well here's a couple of places for some of you to start:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivmL-...eature=related
The reason he didn't "educate" the public about his "health care" is because the truth would have made more people oppose his bill. There are many of us that did read all 2,000 pages posted on line and were put off by it, what exactly do you think caused the rise of the tea bagger movement? Insult them all you want, bottem line is they are people who have started paying attention to what is going on in DC and are fed up with it. Tired of the lies and the self interest of our politicians.
Obama is a great used car salesman, it's sad so many are still fooled by his BS.
and BTW, something that goes way under reported is how Republican reps have offered proposels on health care and other issues only to be ignored by the White House. Obama has an agenda, and he will not accept ideas that don't support his agenda.