Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Saying it all: Historic health reform signing

Watched the reform bill signing ceremony live. Swear I had chills and got a little teary. So many, worked so hard, for so long to make this happen. These quotes from the signing say it all.
"All of the over-heated rhetoric will finally confront the reality." ~ President Obama.

"This is a big fucking deal." ~Vice President Joe Biden, *whispering privately* to President Obama at the beginning of the health care reform signing ceremony.

Later, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted, "And yes, Mr. Vice President, you're right..."
Damn straight. Of course the tradmed is tittering over the inadvertent pickup of Biden's remark on the mic but the mood on twitter among reform proponents echoes mine - right on Mr. Vice President. As my new internet crush Ken Bazinet said, "Joe Biden is a master of the simple declarative sentence and speaks my language."

I'm betting Ken is the only one in the tradmed who isn't going to make a big deal of Biden's F-bomb. He doesn't even mention it in his co-authored piece at the NY Daily News.

Update: All teary again. This just in before I even posted. Rep. Patrick Kennedy left a note on Ted's gravesite: "Dad, the unfinished business is done."

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Anonymous Kvatch said...

Oh please! If we're lucky, the 10 states suing the Feds over health-care reform will win, allowing us to move on to universal care in a form that the states (and the GOP) can't touch.

How sick is that? I'm in the same camp as the 'Thuglicans, and the devil is donning a parka as we speak.

3:36:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Loco, I'm pretty tolerant about letting people speak their minds here, but that was just too tacky a comment to keep.

Kvatch, I uderstand how you feel, but if we didn't pass this, what would we have besides nothing? The same old status quo. This bill is sucky, I'll grant there's stuff in there that's not great, but there is also a lot of good stuff and you have to start somewhere. This is the just the foundation on which we'll build real universal health care. These things take time.

10:30:00 AM  

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