It's never easy convincing people to let you help them, especially when the Republican half of the nation's lawmakers are ever so responsibly filling the airwaves with lies, fears, and a whole lot of crazy. But that's okay. Barry is used to doing things the hard way.
So once again, President Obama takes to the teevee Wednesday night to give his billionth speech to "make sure that the American people are clear exactly what it is that we're proposing."
Apparently, his failure to enumerate each and every point in the oh, hundreds or so pages of the health care reform bill "left too much ambiguity" and as a result, allowed his opponents to "fill up the airwaves with a lot of nonsense." Which they would NEVER have done if it weren't for Obama confusing everyone with his big words and bold plans for creating a health care system that makes sense, actually helps people and doesn't throw your bleeding, broken, half-dead ass out the door because you have food stamps not Visa Platinum in your wallet.
Please excuse him for thinking that Congress was actually capable of acting like a functional legislative body instead of a mob of bratty teenagers and making "an effort to give Congress the ability to do their thing and not step on their toes."
This time, Obama will make sure that Democrats and Republicans (and Americans!) understand that "I'm open to new ideas, that we're not being rigid and ideological about this thing, but we do intend to get something done this year." Like pronto. And that something happens to include a public option (gasp!) so that the only choice isn't which private insurer will rip you off less.
"I continue to believe that a public option within the basket of insurance choices would help improve quality and bring down costs."
And turn this country into a Socialist nightmare where those who are satisfied with their current insurance wouldn't be affected (except perhaps to be relieved of sky-rocketing rates) and those without or unsatisfied with their insurance provider could opt for the more affordable public or government-run option. Total insanity! Still sounds suspiciously Russian to me...
Good thing the Republicans are busy preparing a response strategy to steal some of the President's thunder and help clear up those nasty rumors still swirling around all because they hate Obama and love America that much.
They even found a doctor--a Republican doctor (surgeon!) and congressman all the way from Louisiana--to deliver the rebuttal. Surely, this rising star by the name of Charles Boustany will be better than the last bayou
"Dr. Boustany’s response will be a new and more prominent venue to highlight what Republicans have been saying all along," House Minority Leader John Boehner's press secretary said. "We want to work with the president on bipartisan health care solutions, especially regarding rising health care costs."
NOT!!! HAHAHAHAHA OMG STOP!! You guys are too funny! No, seriously I...I...can't breathe...and I could never afford health insurance. Oops.
Perhaps Dr. Charles Boustany Will Save Me?