Mar 9, 2010

White House ObamaCare pitch: trust me

From an Associated Press report:

In private pitches to Democrats, Barack Obama says he will persuade Congress to pass his health care overhaul even if it kills him and even if he has to ask deeply distrustful lawmakers to trust him on a promise the White House doesn't have the power to keep.

That is what the president is telling Democratic House members as he begins an all-out push to coax Congress into passing his proposals despite voters' misgivings and Republicans' dire warnings.

The AP report goes on to say that some points of Obama’s healthcare proposal rely more on faith than fact.

Confronting party unrest on his left and right, Obama is calling for political courage, citing historic opportunities and essentially saying "trust me" in areas inherently murky, uncertain and out of his control.