All respect to Obama, this sounded like 70 minutes of flip-flopping jabber-jawing if you ask me. He seemed like he was trying to cover himself more than give a speech on solutions. When he did discuss "solutions," they either were A--impossible to achieve, or B--left you clueless because it didn't make sense. I'm sorry to say this, but I feel that our president gave the worst speech of his career. He blamed Republicans for being to "partisan" because they want to stop health care reform. Now, although it's true that most Republicans don't want health care reform, it's evident that you can't blame Republicans for health care seemingly being brought to a halt. What's stopping health care reform is progressives, people who are putting out ads stating that they don't want "Obamacare." These people do consist of Republicans, but a lot of them are Independents telling their Democratic Senators, "Look, we voted you in, don't vote for this bill!" The Democrats have the majority in the Senate and Congress, if they want to be jerks about it, despite the polls saying that 80% of the American people like their current health care, they could pass health care reform. However, progressives have turned Democrat against Democrat to a certain degree, and now they're skeptical to pass health care reform because they don't want the people of their own state to hate them for it. The Tea Parties and other movements have helped too, but the deciding factor is that progressives have enabled Democrat to question Democrat.
That's just my opinion, but it's supported by facts.
Originally Posted by JogaBonito1502
Ok, so maybe he's a little socialist. Let's suppose that. What's wrong with socialism? Most successful federalisms have a hint of socialism in them.
You don't understand. Given Obama's history, his speeches, the things that he wants to do, etc, if we enable him to implement some of his ideas onto the American people, our lives would not only change drastically, but it would open the floodgates for more socialist programs. Plus, socialism in other countries is awful, especially with health care. History has shown us, and our founding fathers warned us, that more government=less freedom.