Obama Gets Riled–‘Defering Reform Defends The Status Quo’

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July 17, 2009 7:32 am
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Even in recent days, as he’s has turned up the heat on House and Senate leaders to pass health care reform bills before the August recess, President Obama’s been kept it cool. In public appearances his demeanor has seemed more that of a parent growing slightly impatient with a delinquent child than of a fiery reformer who’s grown furious with the men and women charged with overhauling the health care system. That changed, at least temporarily, yesterday.

Obama was speaking at a re-election rally for struggling New Jersey governor John Corzine. But, at least in this clip, his words were directed at legislators on Capitol Hill.

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