It was announced today that President Obama is going to address a joint session of Congress on what he wants to have included and excluded in health reform legislation. After those plans had been announced Senate Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Pelosi sent the President a formal invitation to do just that.
Is it just me or does that seem like putting the cart before the horse in both instances? If Obama had made his plans clear to Congress in the first place rather than turning it over to them at the get go, a lot of anger and anxiety could have been avoided. As for the formal invitation, well, everything has to be well orchestrated.
Is the President finally going to become engaged in governing? One can only hope! Is he going to set Congress, especially the House straight on what is and is not acceptable in health care reform? One can only hope! Is it going to be a plan that makes sense for all Americans rather than merely satisfying a political base and agenda? One can only hope though I won't hold my breath on that one.
Whatever the outcome, it would appear the people have indeed been heard and at such a volume, it's being realized they mean business when threatening congressional representatives from both houses with their seats if they don't listen.
That is certainly change. The people being heard and listened to. Will it last through the next piece of legislation we question? One can only hope! Wow. Talk of hope and change all in one short post.
I should feel elated, but quite frankly, I'm skeptical. I fear it will be just another well staged illusion.