Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Elyria, Ohio — With Democrats still reeling from a stinging setback in the Senate, President Barack Obama told a crowd here Friday that his health care plan has “run into a bit of a buzz saw” but that he’ll continue to fight.
Obama offered a full-throated defense of health care reform, which is stalled now in both houses, saying that the process hasn’t been easy and has been “less than pretty.”
“When you deal with 535 members of Congress, it’s going to be a somewhat ugly progress,” he says. “Not necessarily because each individual member of Congress is trying to do something wrong, but because they have different ideas, different interests. They’re looking out for their constituents a lot of times. But when you put it all together, it starts looking like just this monstrosity.”
Speaking at an Ohio community college, Obama made the case for his first year in office and said the recent victory by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts won’t throw Democrats off-course in their attempts to help the middle class.
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This article was posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:23 am