This is something the president has proven himself very good at doing; ginning up fear over the consequences of not passing one of his agenda items.
- ...Obama must recapture the sense of urgency that led to passage of the economic rescue package in February, analysts said.
- "At the moment, except for the people without insurance, we're not in a health-care crisis," said Stephen Wayne, a professor of government at Georgetown University in Washington. "You do need a crisis to generate movement in Congress and to help build a consensus."
Never let a crisis go to waste, eh Rahmbo?
It will be interesting to see how Obama frames the issue to develop a sense of urgency for reforming something the overwhelming majority of Americans believe needs some tweaking but not catastrophic overhaul.
My guess will be that he simply makes stuff up to get what he wants. He's done it before;... And it is likely that he will lie about the "crisis" in health care to try and get that passed as well.
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Obama may try to create crisis atmosphere to pass health care