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August 20, 2009 - 10:31pm

Everybody wanted health care reform. So what happened?

posted by Howard B. Owens in Barack Obama, Health Care.

One of my favorite blogs about rural issues, the Daily Yonder, carries this:

What promised to be a consensus-building search for solutions for American’s unsustainable fragmented health problems has turned into a debacle. Make no mistake about it, this is the fault of the President — no one else.  I say this as a supporter of President Obama. I’m a lifelong Democrat. I voted for Barack Obama with enthusiasm and I still have his bumper sticker on my car and pickup truck.

And

I can tell you that his first mistake was to discount the good advice he was getting from rural Senators on both sides of the aisle. Obama is an urban president and he’s been looking to the coasts for direction. He should be looking more to the Plains.

Read the whole thing.  It's a disappointing and disturbing assessment. If the president really screwed the pooch on health care, it will cast a pall on the next three years of his presidency. That's not good for the country, whether you like the president or not or are a localist or a nationalist or not.

DOUGLAS MCCLURG
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Health-care reform or not-Fact is the media coverage has been taken off the wars in Iraq and Afganistan.-seems like a presidental plot to change the subject. American soldiers are still dieing everyday overseas BRING HOME THE ARMED FORCES OBAMA-like you promised
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Doug, your comment brings to mind the movie "Wag the Dog". Have you seen it? The movie plays with your head. I support the troups, as I believe you do, I also wish they would come home, but.. until they do... keep praying for them. (my son is deploying in January to Iraq)
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Laura my last deployment is around that time as well. Last one then I retire from the military. I wish your Son the best and may GOD keep a special watch over him and bring him back to your family safe. I cannot wait for my return I will be married shortly after my return. Doug, remember one thing. A lot of my fellow American Soldiers and I have a common goal. Keep the fight over there and away from our shores. As much as I don't want to go, I know I must and I hope never to see another attack on America such as "9-11"!

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