Friday, March 26, 2010

Go For It!

Go For It! This is President Obama's response to opposition to Healthcare Reform.

Now, first and foremost, for my job, Healthcare Reform is not a bad thing at all. Yes, I'm in the insurance industry, but the reform, whatever it might be, is most likely going to increase rather than decrease our business. Job. Security. Go Healthcare Reform!

Now, I'm not a huge fan of Healthcare Reform. I believe there should be limits on healthcare. I also believe the reform is only a band-aid on a gaping wound. The reform is only consider one small part of the problem, rather than the overall problem. The band-aid's not gonna fix the problem.

But, back to go for it! Last time I checked, arrogance (or whatever) went before the fall. Over confidence that healthcare reform is going to succeed probably isn't the wisest move on President Obama's part. Never, ever underestimate your enemy . . . or the memory of your opponents.

Healthcare Reform is a very touchy issue - death threats, rocks through windows, hit lists - with many people. It shouldn't be taken lightly. Go For It! seems a fairly lighthearted attitude, and a bit arrogant. Will he be so confident if the moves by his opponent succeed in delaying the reform? If the courts take up the unconstitutionality of the reform? If the idea of separation of church and state doesn't exist based on the language in the new bill? Hmmmm . . .

Perhaps a more understated - we'll see - response would have been better. In the end, taunting a hungry lion with a piece of raw meat isn't always a good thing. I'm just saying . . .



jeannette said...

Came from Angie's blog -
I agree, that's how he always came over to me -lighthearted and a bit arrogant (that's why I never trusted him)...we'll see how this health care turns out (and I come from Holland, where health care is very good!)