He's no Rocky: Obama tells GOP "Go for it"

In a speech given in Iowa City yesterday (March 25), President Obama continued to play the politics of division while openly challenging Republicans to repeal the health care reform bill he recently signed into law.

"There's been a lot of misinformation spread about health care reform," Obama said. "There has been plenty of fear-mongering and overheated rhetoric. And if you turn on the news, you'll see that those same folks are still shouting about how the world will end because we passed this bill. This is not an exaggeration." Once again, Obama himself creates a chasm in the health care debate discourse. In his mind, you cannot merely oppose his ideas because of political and economic ramifications. There is no "agree to disagree." In the President's mind, anyone who refuses to drink his kool-aid is a radical nutjob.   

The President then went on for several minutes to once again quote all of the supposed wonderful things this reform plan will do. Now that the bill is passed, it's completely unnecessary for him to do so, but Obama's still trying to win the PR battle with the American public. He's desperate to turn the tide of popular opinion, which is still largely against him.

Finally, the President challenged Republicans to try and repeal the bill. "Go for it," the President said. "If they want to have that fight, I'll welcome that fight." Now who's being violent?

Truth be told, America will "go for it," in droves. They will march on Election Day and place their ballot against those who supported this bill. The fight has only just begun.

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