Monday, March 22, 2010

Nudging toward Bethlehem, 3: "This is what change looks like"

Speaking of radical incrementalism, here, from Obama's rather stark speech following the bill's passage last night, is Obama in a nutshell:
So this isn’t radical reform. But it is major reform. This legislation will not fix everything that ails our health care system. But it moves us decisively in the right direction. This is what change looks like.
Note the implicit re-education for disillusioned supporters -- closing a loop on his closing speech at George Mason last Friday:  "As long as this process is, as frustrating as this process is, as ugly as this process is..."

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