July 17th, 2009
05:44 PM ET
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Palin/Limbaugh 2012 to 2014-1/2

    July 17, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    MSNBC has more thorough coveage of everything.

    July 17, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  3. Roger from CA

    Respectfully, Mr. President: It is SO important that real health care reform happen. Please don't reject out of hand taxation of health care benefits. It will personally hit me, but the greater good is that costs may get reduced and a more solid, universal health care system will result. In the long run, even those like me who will lose the tax deduction will come out ahead.

    July 17, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. johnnie

    CNN you can say all you want about POLL numbers ,about the president ,which are (BOGUS) it wil not stop him for getting HEALTH CARE REFORM, good try , YOU LOSE AGAIN. Those poll numbers are (FAKE) and the PRESIDENT IS UNSTOPPABLE. There will be new poll numbers out next week ,after his national press conference,and WATCH those poll numbers (SOAR) I Predict that....

    July 17, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. Fla.

    President Obama is truly working for the American people. Intelligence, courage, respect, and compassion are all great qualities in a his leadership IMHO.

    He understands these healthcare reforms are needed once and for all.

    July 17, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  6. get 'em pres

    we need an over haul of the health system

    don't give up, craft a good system with congress

    July 17, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. granny

    This man is absolutely not to be believed. He is an expert at bait and switch. Saying one thing while doing something else. He has lost all credibility. Whiy does he have to have his face on the tube 2 to 6 times a day?

    July 17, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  8. John

    America, wake up, this health plan has to be stopped. We can't afford it at this time of economic recession and it is not the right plan for our country.

    July 17, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. Zero.

    So Paraniod with power. So week at showing his inferior complex.
    It says it all when he was so scared of Hillay, he picked Old Biden as #2. A little Boy with a new toy: but at your expense..

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  10. Barry

    What did he say? That all of us are going to have to give a little skin in order to make him shine to the minority. Its time this spend and tax tyrant is removed from office.

    July 17, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  11. Bryan

    Like everything else he does, Obama is attempting to push meaningless legislation through congress merely to make himself look good. "Look! I passed healthcare... Never mind that it doesn't really help anyone."

    July 17, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. The Party of NO stood calmly by for 8 year while the shrub raped and pillaged America, so, why would we listen to you now?

    The AMA, American Medical Association, the largest association of medical professionals, has ENDORSED the House version of the health reform bill, INCLUDING the public option.

    Since limbaugh lemmings are only capable of brain stem activity, scurry back to lush for your new set of talking points.

    July 17, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  13. Thin is in?

    He just needs to shut up and quit lying to us and instead of delegating authority to others like this coward likes to do, COME UP WITH A PLAN with details that will not bankrupt us for years to come.

    The CBO came out and debunked everything this fraud and his pack of liars ar saying and the CBO guy is not some Republican, he is a smart, unbiased judge (as is the CBO group) and he was put in place BY DEMOCRATS.

    I applaud the Democrats with a working cerebrum who unlike this fraud have some fortitude by asking questions, talking to liberal Republicans and trying to come up with OTHER ideas in a bipartisan way.

    He wants this shoved down for one reason only, his numbers are going down and he needs to hoodwink us AGAIN ( see Porkulus and Crap and trade).
    This coward talks it (with a teleprompter), but doesn't walk it one bit.

    July 17, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  14. ib

    The only thing King Obama has done is to sink this country in uncontrolled spending. This plan needs to be DOA period. Our country can't afford this pork barrell spending.

    July 17, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  15. Niki Birdsflight

    Sound off ? What about vanish all together? That is what she really needs to do...stay home and nurse her Down Syndrome or maybe do a reality show for the disabled.

    July 17, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  16. annie for Palin

    I assume if this disaster government rationed health care passes that obama and his family will be on it also.

    July 17, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  17. Niki Birdsflight

    That comment was for Sarah Palin.

    July 17, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  18. RealityKing

    "I will not raise your taxes.., not one penny". -Obama 2008 campaign promise

    July 17, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  19. Proud to be an American

    He must be getting nervous, he had to come out and tell us once again – how great he is and what a good job Washington is doing.

    Did I detect a note of "bully-ing" in his speech???

    Will the guy from the CBO suddenly be called 'confused' or will they say he's been 'acting strangely'. Will he be forced out of his job for speaking the truth? ( Remember the guy who spoke out on global warming? )

    July 17, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  20. Jon

    This plan is going to go down in flames and it deserves too,because we simply can't pay for it!Why does Obama want to rush this?

    July 17, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. Stop The Insurance Company Bureaucrats

    Thank you, Mr. President.

    Keep fighting. Don't let the republicans from aetna, blue shield and cigna stop you.

    July 17, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  22. annie s

    I expect opposition from the Republicans – change and helping the 95% of the American people who aren't rich has never been their strong point – but I am sickened by the Blue Dog Democrats who are weakening the chances for real health care reform. This is a no brainer – health care costs are killing us and will eventually bankrupt the country. We MUST have a real reform with a public option to ensure coverage for all Americans and to create competition and drive down costs. I may be just one person, but I promise to fight against the reelection of ANY Democrat who screws this up.

    July 17, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. David form WI

    How much tax payer money will this cost in order to SAVE us money.

    SLOW DOWN AND DO A GOOD JOB for the good of all Americans not just rush it through for the good of your reelection chances.

    Of course it has to be done fast.
    The 2010 mid terms are next year. We need those votes.

    Oh yeah, politicians worried about their party and votes above the safety and security of the American people.

    That would NEVER happen. (just ask the brave men and women at the CIA they will tell you it would NEVER happen)

    Do it right or your party will suffer for many election cycles to come (you think the GOP reputation is in the dog house..... you will wish for such numbers if you mess this up and not be bipartisan)

    July 17, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  24. Neutralizer

    " Think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party." – David Kahane

    Is that you DON OBAMBI? Are ya makin' us an offer again we can't refuse like your PORKULUS BILL? Don Obambi what happen to the $20 BILLION to bailout homeowners? Another 2 million homes would be lose this year Don Obambi. Ya gotta check little Timmy, methinks he's pocketing all the dough.

    July 17, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
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