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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Time for Talk

For someone who is so gifted at talk, the president seems not to like it:
The time for talk is over. The time for action is now, because we know that if we do not act, a bad situation will become dramatically worse. Crisis could turn into catastrophe for families and businesses across the country.

The time for talk is over. This is the bottom line: We can embrace this accord, take a substantial step forward, continue to refine it and build upon its foundation. We can do that, and everyone who is in this room will be part of a historic endeavor, one that makes life better for our children and our grandchildren.

-- At the Copenhagen summit, December 18, 2009

The time for talk is over; it’s time to vote. It’s time to vote. Tired of talking about it.

-- On the health care bill, March 10, 2010