President Obama: Goofus or Gallant When it Comes to Health Care Discourse?


Gallant President Obama rises above below-the-belt discussions of health care reform:

What we have also seen in these last months is the same partisan spectacle that only hardens the disdain many Americans have toward their own government. Instead of honest debate, we have seen scare tactics.

Goofus President Obama uses same tactics later in the same speech:

Everyone in this room knows what will happen if we do nothing. Our deficit will grow. More families will go bankrupt. More businesses will close. More Americans will lose their coverage when they are sick and need it most. And more will die as a result.

Full text here.

Reason's Matt Welch on the speech here. My take here.

Goofus & Gallant confidential here.