Obama's Speech Shows He Just Doesn't Get It

Friday, 11 Sep 2009 02:23 PM

By Andrea Tantaros

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They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

Someone should have mentioned that to President Barack Obama. He gave us nothing new during his ultra-hyped speech on healthcare. After 45 minutes and a teleprompter on the verge of overheating, he blew it. The president made history convening both houses of Congress and doled out the same stale speech, from his proposed cuts in Medicare that he refers to as "waste" to tax hikes to fund his plan.

There was one bit of news: an indisputable leftward lurch on the public option that signified not only that he is bound to their demands, but also that he is no Bill Clinton.

Unlike Clinton, Obama tied the public health option to his ankle. And much like a concrete block, he will go down with it.

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