Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm Glad Someone Recognizes This

From the conclusion of Obama's weekly address, via Krugman's blog:
What’s being tested here is not just our ability to solve this one problem, but our ability to solve any problem. Right now, Americans are understandably despairing about whether partisanship and the undue influence of special interests in Washington will make it impossible for us to deal with the big challenges that face our country. They want to see us focus not on scoring points, but on solving problems; not on the next election but on the next generation. That is what we can do, and that is what we must do when we come together for this bipartisan health care meeting next week. Thank you, and have a great weekend.
Krugman appears to be viewing this fairly optimistically. Me? Not so much. Still, as I said in the title, I'm relieved that Obama seems to recognize how frustrated we are. I guess it's not really a surprise; he hit many of the same notes in the State of the Union Address a month ago.

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