Friday, April 2, 2010


President Obama urged Americans not to judge the nearly $1 trillion health care legislation he signed into law last week until the massive policy changes take hold.

During an enthusiastic, campaign-style appearance in Maine's largest city, Obama mocked the pundits and pollsters who say he isn't getting a boost from his year-long campaign to pass the sweeping legislation.

"Every day since I signed reform into law, there's another poll or headline that says, 'Nation still divided on health reform, no great surge in public support,' " Obama said. "It's been a week, folks. So before we find out if people like health care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place. Just a thought."

His critique would be more credible if his staff had not run out in the days after passage, gushing about polls showing an immediate bump of increased support. And, if his website wasn't selling "BFD" t-shirts.

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