Arrogant President Obama Declares Time for Health Care Debate is "Over" in Speech to AFL-CIO - Video 9/7/09
Here is video of a combative and arrogant President Obama today speaking to the AFL-CIO where he declared the time for debating Health Care is "over." "It's time to act."
Obama said in a rather condescending voice, "The debate has been good." But he went on to make his statement that Americans have debated this enough.
Obama then called "lies" concerns by anti-ObamaCare opponents about the impact of Government-run Care on the seriously ill and other matters. He then said opponents have no plan of their own, which is absolutely not true, and he knows it.
I don't think President Obama gets to decide when something has been debated enough. Remember, Obama never wanted this debate. He intended to ram Health Care through in less than two weeks' time prior to the end of July. But the outcry - including from "Blue Dog" Democrats - kept him from doing so. Obama's speech today makes it clear he is wounded and angry, and he is going to try and ram something through Congress. His combative tone appears to signal how the Democrats will return from their month of listening to Americans. I don't think the Democrats and the President intend to heed what they have heard.