President Obama may not know how to throw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game, but he knows how to step up to the plate and hit a home run.
In fact, he clobbered a grand slam Wednesday night in his health care reform speech to a joint session of Congress.
Obama reminded us why he got the majority of votes in the last presidential election.
He can successfully join eloquence and toughness and leave the opposition looking like stubborn little children who are holding their breath until they get their way.
Indeed, Obama was the adult in the room.
As evidenced by the moronic GOP Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina (I know, moronic and Southern lawmaker is redundant) yelling “You lie!” while the president reaffirmed there would be no coverage for illegal immigrants in his health care plan.
Wilson would have known this to be true if he would’ve read the health care proposal.
But then, some children can never learn the mastery of doing their homework.
And the Republicans on the playground don’t have to study, just memorize the bumper sticker talking points from Karl Rove.
Many legislators — including some Republicans —- thought Wilson’s outburst was in poor taste.
Fox News thought, “A star is born!”
Wilson immediately apologized for what he called his “lack of civility.”
Fox News must have cringed — not so much for the apology, but for Wilson using the word “civility.”
There is such a thing as decorum, and the president —– no matter who he is —– deserves the respect when speaking in the hallowed halls of the House of Representatives.
On Thursday morning, reporters were waiting for the next Fox News contributor to mass hysteria (as well as O’Reilly Patriot) outside his office on Capitol Hill.
Wilson looked like he was probably deprogrammed by Fox News and was ready to take the apology back (that should be happening soon).
But most striking besides the nervousness in his voice was the sweat on his upper lip that would make Dick Nixon proud.
Back to the adult in the room.
Obama called health care “a moral imperative.” True.
He said in his plan it will be illegal to deny insurance to anyone with a pre-existing condition.
Call for that to be taken out of the plan, Gov. Quitter the Twitter.
He said he will call people out who continue to lie about his plan.
But the money shot of a phrase came when The Man said, “We came here not to fear the future, but to shape it.”
All the grumpy GOP children could do was sit there like they were scolded because they blamed something on someone else (sic: lied) and got caught and were told they couldn’t watch any TV until they thought long and hard about why they lied.
They were invited by the president to bring along their best ideas so both parties could work together.
Does fear count? Because that’s the only idea the loyal opposition can muster.
That’s what they’re building their future on.
It’s an unhealthy relationship with Americans they’re trying to convince are targeted for death.
They’d tell you that they’ve got you covered, but that sounds too much like health scare.
They’re living a lie. But it’s a living.
Unless you don’t get that cherished appointment to that death panel …..