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Obama hits critics who are rushing to call health care reform a failure: ‘It’s only been a week!’

By Ben Armbruster

"Obama hits critics who are rushing to call health care reform a failure: ‘It’s only been a week!’"

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Today during a speech in Portland, ME, President Obama made fun of the naysayers who have been spreading “misinformation” and “fearmongering” about the historic health care reform legislation that he signed last week. Referring to House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-OH) claim that reform is “Armageddon,” Obama said that after he signed the bill, “I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming. … You know what? It turned out, it was a pretty nice day!” He then took a jab at pundits and reporters in DC who have been touting polls that show Americans are still divided on reform:

OBAMA: You have to love some of the pundits in Washington. Every single day since I signed the reform law, there’s been another poll or headline that said, “Nation still divided on health care reform.” “Polls haven’t changed yet.” Well, yeah. It just happened last week! It’s only been a week!

Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm? You’d planted some seeds and they came out the next day and they looked. “Nothing’s happened! There’s no crop! We’re gonna starve! Oh no! It’s a disaster!”

It’s been a week, folks. So before we find out if people like health care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place! Just a thought.

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