Well well, I hope he is right and this definitely sets the end game for HCR which is hardly a game at all. Obviously President Obama is all in on HCR. I admire his persistence and toughness which his critics always underestimate. If Congressional Democrats want to block HCR now they are the ones who lost the battle of Waterloo by letting their General down. I just cannot understate how important it is to get HCR started, which is what this is. If the first iteration does pass the Democrats will have something to build on just like they did with the first iteration of Social Security. Every year the budget comes around Democrats in the Senate can add to the bill with a simple majority. Now even if Democrats in the Senate are not near the magic “super majority” they can make changes to the legislation.

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White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stopped pulling punches when he was asked if health care reform legislation would pass the Congress and be signed by the president incoming days.

By next Sunday (March 21), Gibbs said on Fox News Sunday (March14), the new system outlined in the reform legislation “will be the law of the land.”

There may be a measure of bravado in that declaration, but it confirms that the debate about health care reform is finally getting real.

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KQuark I hope you enjoy this….
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As you write, the president is “all in” on this. Midterm elections are now less than half a year away, and what happens with this legislation is going to seriously impact their outcome.

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I doubt that Robert Gibbs would make a statement as powerful and as confident as this without the full backing of the WH and Congress. This is the most positive thing I’ve heard since the HCR “summit” when I realized that the President had had enough of compromise with the gathered Repubs there.

The people who will benefit is of course my number one consideration, the slap in the face and ultimate failure for the fear mongering campaign by the GOP and insurance companies since the summer recess last year, will be the icing on the cake. For their lack of concern for all who were not covered, I will be delighted to see the money they spent on ad campaigns, drain down the sewers. It will be better than the strongest pick-me-up tonic, it will be a pleasure to see these greedy buggers fail, flail and crash on their fat arses.

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Nothing would please me more…

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jvaz,

I would hope that Gibbs (which by the way reminds me of Mark Harmon and NCIS), yet not as sexually stimulating — lucky Pam Dawber — eh? Is better informed and more in touch with the truth and not the speculation. 🙂

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Organizing for America has been doing an outstanding job getting people mobilized on this. All last week, I got email messages urging me to call my Rep. — and they even told me who my Rep is (although I knew)–and provided her phone number. They did this EVERY day. From David Plouffe, I get text messages on my phone too, and all I have to do is press the phone number they provide and I am connected to my Rep. They give the gist of what to say as well.

Today, I spent the morning at a local Dem’s house on a phone bank, organized by O for A. They will be holding these again on March 18, throughout California and probably all 50 states. I am very impressed with this effort– it would take a lot of determination NOT to participate!

For anyone who thinks Obama is not putting his all into HCR, they must not be someone who was active during the Presidential campaign– those lists of volunteers have not gone to waste!

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FrankenPC
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I hope Gibbs is right. A HCR victory would slap the living hell out of the insurance lobbyists.

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Pepe Lepew
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Wow! 😀

Just a beginning, though. We can’t forget that.

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