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Obama needs to get angry

"After keeping his great powers of persuasion and elucidation under wraps all summer, the president at long last comes forward to explain his health care plan to an utterly confused and increasingly skeptical and wary public," columnist Maureen Dowd complained about President Obama's address to Congress tonight. She argued that Obama is "so wrapped up in his desire to be a different, more conciliatory, beer-summit kind of leader," that he ignores how sometimes "you have to keep your foot on your opponent's neck." Dowd added: "Civil discourse is fine, but when the other side is fighting dirty, you should get angry. Don't let the bully kick sand in your face."

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