Health Care Reform, Financial Regulation and Reform, Economic Stimulus, College Lending Reform… And A Lot More… Thank Obama, Pelosi and The Democrats

Politicians have tried and failed for decades to enact universal health care. This time, they succeeded.  In 2008, Democrats won the presidency and both houses of Congress, and by the thinnest of margins, they rammed a bill through.  They weren’t going to get another opportunity for a very long time.  It cost them their majority, and it was worth it.

And that’s not counting financial regulation, economic stimulus, college lending reform, and all the other bills that became law under Pelosi.  So spare me the tears and gloating about her so-called failure.  If John Boehner is speaker of the House for the next 20 years, he’ll be lucky to match her achievements.

It’s funny, in a twisted way, to read all the post-election complaints that Democrats lost because they thought only of themselves.  Even the chief operating officer of the party’s leading think tank, the Center for American Progress, says Obama failed to convince Americans “that he knows their jobs are as important as his.”  That’s too bad, because Obama, Pelosi, and their congressional allies proved just the opposite.  They risked their jobs—and in many cases lost them—to pass the health care bill. The elections were a painful defeat, and you can argue that the bill was misguided.  But Democrats didn’t lose the most important battle of 2010. They won it.

Which means that American Citizens won.  Many of them are simply too busy listening to Limbaugh, Beck, etc. to realize it.

Read the whole article here.

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5 Responses to Health Care Reform, Financial Regulation and Reform, Economic Stimulus, College Lending Reform… And A Lot More… Thank Obama, Pelosi and The Democrats

  1. AF says:

    Sadly, it’s no longer about politics, but about sound bites and who pays the most money to the media. A poor state of affairs…

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  3. rjjrdq says:

    Of course 111 big companies got waivers from Obamacare. Some healthcare is more universal than others.

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  4. USA Products Now says:

    When will they take the credit for the economy or is that still Bush’s fault.

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