President Barack Obama seems fired up and ready to go.I'm actually in agreement with some on the Left, that this is what Obama should be doing: taking it to the people. If Barry feels so strongly about universal healthcare, then go on TV, spell out this healthcare overhaul package, what makes it so important and convince the American public why we need healthcare reform so badly in this country.
Warming up for Wednesday's speech to the nation on his vision for an overhauled health care system, an animated Obama retold the story of how the phrase "fired up, ready to go" became a rallying cry during his presidential campaign.
Addressing thousands of union supporters at a Labor Day picnic in Cincinnati on Monday, Obama recalled a presidential campaign stop in Greenwood, S.C., after what seemed like an endless, 90-minute drive.
He was soaked by rain and in the worst of moods but said he soon felt inspired by a lively city councilwoman who spent several minutes hollering "fired up, ready to go" at the 20 or so people who came to see him.
"After about a minute or two, I'm starting to feel kind of fired up. I'm starting to feel like I'm ready to go. So I start joining in the chant, and it's making me feel good," Obama said at the AFL-CIO picnic.
Barry promised transparency over and over when he was trying to get elected and so far he's failed miserably to live up to that promise. So forget the sanctimonious, partisan BS. Americans have a right to be concerned proposed changes to their healthcare. They have a right to be worried about that their doctor may end up having to take on a part-time job at UPS. They have a right to be worried about decisions on their health being made by federal employees. They have a right to be worried about language supporting "death panels" and other rumors they've heard about a healthcare reform package created solely by one party: Democrats. Americans all over are up in arms about healthcare reform and come Wednesday Barry needs to provide them with the proper answers.