Monday, March 8, 2010

Remarks by the President on Health Insurance Reform

Well, it is great to be back here in the Keystone State. It's even better to be out of Washington, D.C. (Laughter.) First of all, the people of D.C. are wonderful. They're nice people, they're good people, love the city, the monuments, everything. But when you’re in Washington, folks respond to every issue, every decision, every debate, no matter how important it is, with the same question: What does this mean for the next election? (Laughter.) What does it mean for your poll numbers? Is this good for the Democrats or good for the Republicans? Who won the news cycle?

Since about the only tv that I watch is cable news stations like Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, I thought that the following quip by Obama on political pundits was quite appropriate.

....And you’ve seen all the pundits pontificating and talking over each other on the cable shows, and they’re yelling and shouting. They can’t help themselves. That’s what they do.

Pundit's motto....under the preponderance of evidence to the contrary, immediately and vehemently deny and denounce your opponent's point by rattling off a salvo of b.s. to the degree that the institution of truth, itself, is held in contempt of kangaroo court. This will leave the opposing party tasked with explaining why they do not indeed owe you damages for undue stress and aggravation.

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