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“Huge amount of courage to go to fancy dinners and meetings, make speeches to friendly audiences, and spend other people’s money…”
Former President Obama was taken to task on social media Sunday after he gave a speech describing himself, as well as other Democrats, as ‘courageous’ for passing the Affordable Health Care Act, then suggesting that Congress should display the same ‘courage’ to save the bill.
Obama made the speech at the John F. Kennedy Library while accepting the annual ‘Profile in Courage’ Award.
It marked the former president’s first public comments about new health care legislation following the vote of House Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“As everyone here now knows, this great debate is not settled, but continues,” Obama said, adding “It is my fervent hope, and the hope of millions, that regardless of party, such courage is still possible. That today’s members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions.”
Obama: “I hope current members of Congress recall it doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those already powerful…” pic.twitter.com/J9t5YkTwRt
— Axios (@axios) May 8, 2017
“I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those that are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential, but it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick, and the infirmed. Those who often have no access to the corridors of power.” Obama added.
“I hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what’s politically expedient, but doing what, deep in our hearts, we know is right.” he said.
Those comments didn’t sit well with many on social media, who were quick to point out that doing what Obama suggests would actually be the LEAST courageous thing Congress could do:
That’s literally the easiest political thing to do, especially when your “solution” is to give them stuff. Makes things worse, but it’s easy https://t.co/R7dCB3kXM9
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 8, 2017