Obama Gets Personal at Town Hall
At a health-care town hall Saturday in Colorado, President Barack Obama got personal when he argued that those who argue his plan includes a push for euthanasia are "dishonest." "I just lost my grandmother last year, I know what it's like to watch somebody you love who's aging deteriorate, and have to struggle with that," Obama said. "So the notion that somehow I ran for public office, or members of Congress are in this, so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma? When you start making arguments like that, that's simply dishonest." Obama addressed the crowd of almost 2,000, pushing back on what he termed the "scare tactics" used by opponents. "For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing," he said. Obama also addressed a few sharply-worded questions on the public option, though the crowd seemed largely supportive of the president.
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