Last night, like many of my fellow Americans, I was glued to the tv watching President Obama speak on his health care reform. While I am in no way shape or form anywhere close to understanding politics – that was a pretty freakin’ good speech.
I liked that he outlined his plan well. He made short direct statements on his points and kept everything easy to understand. It’s no secret I like and voted for Obama. Last night I felt he showed me exactly why I voted for him; to fight to bring about the change that the people want and need for the mounting crisis that is health care in this country.
A few republicans, one in particular, showed very poor character last night. I’m not sure when the last time was that I wanted to make a politician go stand in the corner for being so disrespectful. Fine, you don’t agree with Obama but to be making a spectacle when the President, a man who whether you like him or not certainly has earned the right to have some respect when he is speaking…Rep. Joe Wilson’s shouting out only made himself look like an ass if you want my opinion about it.
President Obama can deliver a speech, that much is for sure. But how do you feel about it?
Did you watch the speech? What are your thoughts? Do you think Obama helped or hurt his cause?
You can see the full text of the speech here: Health Care Speech