Obama To GOP: Stop Pretending Health Care Is A Bolshevik Plot (VIDEO)

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Speaking to House Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore today, President Obama expressed frustration with the argument that the Democrats’ health care reform effort is creeping socialism. Obama pointed to support from people such as former Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Howard Baker, plus former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and insisted that the proposed reforms have more moderate goals than some GOPers contend.“Now you may not agree with Bob Dole and Howard Baker, and certainly you don’t agree with Tom Daschle on much, but that’s not a radical bunch,” said Obama. “But if you were to listen to this debate, and frankly how some of you went after this bill, you’d think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot.”

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