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    Political backpeddling and reversal of course!

    Exclusive: President Obama Says Voter Anger, Frustration Key to Republican Victory in Massachusetts Senate
    Obama to Senate: Don't "Jam" Through Health Care Until Brown Seated
    Jan. 20, 2010
    President Obama on Scott Brown Massachusetts Victory - ABC News

    President Obama warned Democrats in Congress today not to "jam" a health care reform bill through now that they've lost their commanding majority in the Senate, and said they must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office.
    One year into the president's term, George Stephanopoulos interviews Obama.

    The president also said the same voter anger that swept him into office in 2008 carried Brown into office on a stunning upset victory Tuesday night over heavily favored Democrat Martha Coakley.

    Watch George Stephanopoulos' exclusive interview with President Obama tonight on "World News" and "Nightline" and tomorrow on "Good Morning America". Check your local listings.
    Exclusive: President Obama: We Lost Touch With American People Last Year
    GEORGE: A Most Reflective President Obama
    Obama: Seat Scott Brown and Move On with Health Care

    "Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."

    Brown defeated Coakley in the special election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

    With his victory, Brown becomes the 41st Republican vote in the Senate -- meaning Democrats have lost the 60 seat super-majority they need in the Senate to avoid a Republican filibuster.

    Obama insisted today that the Senate wait for Brown to be seated before they make any changes to its version of the health care reform legislation.

    "Here's one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," the president said. "People in Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."

    "I think point number two is that it is very important to look at the substance of this package and for the American people to understand that a lot of the fear mongering around this bill isn't true," Obama said.

    Obama also said it was important for the American people to take a look at the substance and details of the health care reform legislation that Congress is considering.

    Obama: Seat Scott Brown and Health Care Next Steps - George's Bottom Line

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    I love it!! The Big O is saying that people aren't mad at him, they're mad at Bush. I wonder how heavy that blame is that he's pushing away from himself...

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    What an arrogant a$$! He just had to put the focus on himself, and sidestep the fact that maybe the voters were simply tired of the BS that has been going on in the last year. It was "voter anger" that got him elected. So what he's saying is that he wasn't the "best" candidate, it's just that voters didn't have any better choices??

    I hope the "voter anger" continues this November and more states elect candidates that will do what the people want rather than what they want.

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    Voter anger? It sounds more like voter remorse.
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