I know this is starting to feel a lot like a video blog lately with all the commercials I’m posting, but there’s been some good stuff out there that may not be airing nationwide, and I do think the ads are worth watching. Here’s the latest from Americans United:
As for my take on the speech last night – and this is my personal opinion – I thought Obama did a terrific job. He didn’t say anything new. He just said it better and more clearly and all in one fell swoop. Camera cutaways of Republicans showed an old, stodgy, anxious bunch just ready to gouge their own eyes out in frustration. They got owned by a President who made it very clear he’s done playing games. His use of Kennedy’s letter and legacy to shame Hatch, McCain, and Grassley for their atrocious behavior lately was nothing short of brilliant. And the Republican response to the speech – lit like a bad SNL opening skit – proved once again the GOP’s got nothing but tired, recycled lies and stale talking points.
Of course, the media will find a way to focus yet again on the public option, gin up controversy, and ignore the substance of the other 98% of that address. But from where I sat, I was perfectly content with what the President said, how he said it, and where we are now – set to move forward to win this thing in the next three months… if not sooner.
Once again, this is my blog and my opinion. For the official HCAN statement, go here.
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Really interesting to hear your take on the media's role in stirring up the drama. I appreciated President Obama's comment today that he hopes the media could work on not fueling the flame so much. Do you notice a change from when you were with CNN in MSM's role in creating drama/controversy, or has it always been this way?
I don't know if it's because I've seen how the sausage is made, because I'm truly removed from it for the first time in 15 years, or because I'm fighting for a cause with details the press manages to butcher on a regular basis, but it feels much worse now than ever before.