Marcelas Owens was 11 years old when he first stepped into the spotlight.
“My mom missed so much work that she lost her job. And along with her job, she lost her health care. And losing her health care ended up costing her her life,” he said in 2010 addressing Democratic Senate leadership at a press conference. ”And I wanted to finish her fight for healthcare,” he declared. Later that month a victorious Marcelas watched on as the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law.
Despite objections from House Republicans, millions of Americans logged on to new health insurance exchange sites for the first time Tuesday to enroll. Marcelas, now 14, joined All In to discuss the historic first day.
And now that we’ve seen how a mature, intelligent person behaves, here’s a clip of an old fool. Rep. Randy Neugebauer acts a jackass towards a Park Ranger earlier today:
Such a contrast don’t you think?
The President spoke today in Maryland:
Coverage of the Republican effort to undo Obamacare via government shutdown/default has been characterized by attempts to assign responsibility for the dual crises to both sides, and to draw the President into a hostage negotiation about a settled matter. In a speech Thursday morning, President Obama called out the mainstream media narrative that “both sides” are to blame, and broke it down like a Current TV set.