July 20, 2009
Health Care: Starting with Debby from Appalachia
Obama’s narrative all along has been that reform is hard, but if you bring in all the sides, sit them down and talk, it can be done. — Ambinder/The Atlantic.
…And then, there’s “the Rahm-side” of things, the herding of Congress, the forced march.
(updated: Noon PST, 7/20)
(image 1: Larry Downing/Reuters. image 2: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. caption: U.S. President Barack Obama hugs cancer patient Debby Smith of Appalachia, Virginia, during a forum on health care at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia July 1, 2009. image 3: Ron Edmonds/AP. caption: Members of Congress walk to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 17, 2009, to meet with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on the health care reform. )