Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rep Weiner: “Obama Makes the Pivot” and Interview with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann after the State of the Union Address

Sounds Rallying Cry to Focus on Jobs, Middle-Class, Equality, Security and Yes, Health Care Reform

Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY-9th) speaks to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann after President Obama's State of the Union speech...

Representative Anthony Weiner (D - Brooklyn and Queens) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Obama managed to hold fast to his principles on his issue agenda and his call for change. He put Republicans back on defense; either to do what is right or to be seen as the obstructionists they have been too often.”

“Obama made the pivot. He sounded the rallying cry to focus on jobs, middle-class, equality, security, and yes, health care reform.”

“The President is right that we need to pass health care reform. There are a lot of ideas that people supported: the public option, the Medicare buy-in, coverage for preexisting conditions, and closing the “donut hole.” I think there’s time to put together an approach that can reduce health care costs and cover more Americans. I’m committed to fighting for it.”