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September 17th, 2009
11:52 AM ET

Rollins: Carter is wrong on Obama opposition

By Ed Rollins
CNN Senior Political Contributor

Editor's note: Ed Rollins, a senior political contributor for CNN, is senior presidential fellow at the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University. He was White House political director for President Reagan and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Ed Rollins says opposition to health care reform is about the substance, not the president's race.

Ed Rollins says opposition to health care reform is about the substance, not the president's race.

NEW YORK (CNN) - President Obama is about to undertake a full-scale blitz of all the Sunday talk shows to try to convince the American people one more time of the merits of his health care plan.

This is after he has spoken on the subject publicly more than 100 times and after he just gave a nationwide speech before the Congress and the country.

I know this is his highest priority, but what else can he say to turn around the nearly half the country that doesn't want his health care plan? And if he told us honestly that the plan he and the Democrats are proposing could cost you more and cut services for those on Medicare, even more people would be opposed.

This is now an inside game. There are House versions and a Senate version of the reform bill. It's a question of how do you get them passed and get them to a conference committee to work out the differences.

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  1. ja

    Carter is correct, where was this outrage when America was duped by Bush, wmds, false terror alerts, send our soldiers to fight wars of infiniti, the man rode into the sunset unfazed, over half of those protesting don't have health care, free clinics where given on the east and west coast, people camped overnight for to get a spot , wake up America, President Obama should steamroll the health care reform

    September 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  2. Kapone

    I expect this type of response from Mr. Rollins and other right wing pundits. I am a Black and Latino and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. I am ashamed of people that claim racism is being used as a scapegoat while simultaneously stereotyping President Obama based on his ethnicity. The man has been brought under amazing scrutinity since wining the primaries in Iowa. It is a travesty that many people in this country would prefer to cling to their antiquated misconcepts and hatred of their fellow countrymen instead of putting aside their comfortable ignorances to return the U.S. to security and prosperity. We have a black president. If you don't like, the borders are wide open – LEAVE!!!!!!

    September 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm |