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Old 01-27-2010, 12:28 PM
nikkibong nikkibong is offline
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Default great TNR editorial

...it's not about Israel, I suppose.

And now, we have arrived at a point where we can take the ultimate measure of Barack Obama. For much of the health care debate, he has been a relative bystander. This stance may have been the right approach for various stretches of the legislative grind. But now, we must see his mettle. Is he capable of asserting his will? Can he use his vaunted powers of communication to explain the virtues of reform? He must take ownership of the process and strong-arm the House, so that it comes to its senses and passes the Senateís version of the bill; and he must strong-arm the Senate, so that it promises to improve the bill through the budget reconciliation process. If Democrats are worth anything as a party, they will rally around their president. As much as any other issue, health care reform is their raison díetre. This is hardly an irremediable situation for Barack Obama. But, for the first time, we are nervous that he isnít up to the task.

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