Obama: “I Don’t Break”

By Lee Speigel

Jul 24, 2009 1:04am

President Obama cast out fighting words tonight in the ever-intensifying debate over health care reform.

Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight in Chicago, Obama responded to criticism from some in the GOP who have suggested that health care reform could "break" the President.

In front of a lively crowd of hometown supporters he said, "Let me tell you something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break."

He went on to make his case for health care reform saying it is a "moral imperative" to fix a system in which 46 million Americans are living without health insurance.

And lest he miss an opportunity to employ a timely sports metaphor, Obama referenced the perfectly pitched White Sox game and said it's time for "America to come together and make some plays for each other" – and pass health care reform by the end of the year.

-jpt

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