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Obama was Aware of Political Backlash After Healthcare Reform: Joe Biden

by Rukmani Krishna on  July 22, 2012 at 7:51 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
President Barack Obama fully anticipated a political backlash on his decision to pass a healthcare reform bill, but did so anyway says Vice President Joe Biden.
 Obama was Aware of Political Backlash After Healthcare Reform: Joe Biden
Obama was Aware of Political Backlash After Healthcare Reform: Joe Biden
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"Every single time he's made a decision, and I'm not exaggerating to you, he sits there, knows the pain it's gonna cost him politically," The Politico quoted Biden as saying.

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"Let's take health care," Biden said, adding: "He used up all his political capital."

"He knew, we discussed, if he pushed that, he knew he was going to spend virtually all his capital," Biden said.

The bill ignited opposition from the Republican Party.

"This guy acts on what he genuinely believes is in the interest of the country, even if he thinks it will cost him an election," Biden said.

Biden said the issue at stake in the 2012 campaign was character, drawing an implicit contrast with Mitt Romney, who he repeatedly criticized as being out of touch.

"The decisions our guy made-the decisions he made-to rescue the credit system, which is about as popular as legalizing rattlesnakes in your hometown downtown streets, bailing out the banks, letting credit flow, keeping us from moving into a depression, reconstituting the automobile industry when even a lot of Democrats thought its was a bad idea," Biden said.

Source: ANI
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