By God he’s got his mojo back. This health care debate has been a long and very bitter road. The level of nonsense, venom, and underhandedness arrayed against it has been truly unprecedented. And this young President has, understandably, stumbled a few times. But watching this video of his impassioned address to the Democratic caucus today was the most inspiring thing I’ve seen since the presidential campaign. It was a slam dunk.
It ain’t over yet, there is still the vote, there is still a brief window of time for the inevitable counterattack. But the visible face of the opposition increasingly is looking not only fringe but downright insane. It’s now clear that there is strong momentum behind reform. Because this is a complicated issue and a complicated bill, it might be a good time to take a step back and consider, one last time, the quality of the arguments:
. . . for the health care bill,
. . . and against.
Which is the America you want? Hmm. I’ve made up my mind.