Hyperpartisanship & Obama’s speech to kids in US schools

This was the actual speech which Obama gave for the nation’s kids which generated so much controversy. What does that say about the polarization and lack of ability to form consensus in our country? I find it hard to believe that 95% of the country doesn’t agree with these messages, yet many still can’t get past the partisan divide.

Similarly, I bet 80% of the goals of healthcare reform are shared across parties including reducing costs by eliminating waste, increasing competition amongst insurers (the true goal of the public option, which would also be accomplished by Republican proposals to allow interstate competition or by cooperatives), stop insurers from dropping sick people, insure the working poor, insure the self-employed, and allow people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage.


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