President Obama: Fired Up! Ready to Go! on Health Care Reform

September 7, 2009

(ChattahBox)—President Obama, is “Fired up! and Ready to go!” on health care reform. The President gave a moving and inspirational speech at the AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic today in Cincinnati, Ohio, before a large crowd of union workers and their families, invoking his visions for positive change in America. He touched on themes of investing in the middle class, green jobs and a better education for our children.

Regarding health care reform, Obama said, it’s time “To pass health insurance reform now-this year,” and that he continued to believe in a public option. But perhaps the most moving part of his speech neared the end, when President Obama went off script and energized the crowd with his “Fired up! and Ready to go!” story.

Obama spoke of how close we are as a nation to finally reforming our broken health care system.

“That’s the reform we’re fighting for. And that’s why it’s time to do what’s right for America’s working families. To put aside the partisanship. To come together as a nation. To pass health insurance reform now-this year,” said the President.

The full text of Obama’s speech can be found here.

Towards the end of this speech he spoke of the origin of the phrase, “Fired up” that came to inspire and energize him during a long, and what seemed at times, a hopeless campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama met a tiny and vibrant lady in a small town in South Carolina during his campaign, who was famous for her chant, “Fired up! Ready to go!” When Obama heard this, he said he began to feel energized, thinking anything was possible.

Obama realized from that experience “how one voice can change a room and if it can change a room it can change city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state…”

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3 Responses to “President Obama: Fired Up! Ready to Go! on Health Care Reform”

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  2. Kindra on September 10th, 2009 2:53 pm

    I love this clip !! I am fired up and ready to go !!

  3. Kindra on September 10th, 2009 2:53 pm

    Love this clip. I am fired up and ready to go !!

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