There have been great moments in sports histories when athletes guaranteed something.
Remember the legendary story of Babe Ruth pointing towards center field, promising to hit a homerun, and he did?
Or when New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath stunned the sports world with his guarantee that the Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
Of course it doesn't always work out like a storybook: In the 2000 NBA playoffs, New York Knicks star Patrick Ewing guaranteed his team would beat the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 and keep their season alive. Ewing missed his last six shots and the Pacers won the game and the series.
This week, President Obama pointed his bat at the Congress and gave a presidential guarantee:
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PRESIDENT OBAMA: I guarantee you, Joe, we are going to get health care reform done.
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The challenge for the president: Is it all of this talk about reforming health care or is reforming health insurance? Anyway, it's pretty confusing since the bill keeps changing, is over 1000-pages and no one in Congress actually reads the darn thing.
What makes it worse is the alphabet soup of government speak that we have to figure out. It makes it hard to fully comprehend the issues when we have to decipher all the acronyms and initials of the players:
The POTUS can read from his TOTUS, which he does even when he's just introducing someone for the SCOTUS.
He uses figures from the OMB, but those don't match with the CBO.
That gives the GOP something to talk about, but the DNC quickly trots out a P.R. DVD saying that the SEIU and the AMA support the plan -- as does PHRMA.
The RNC wants HSAs and AARP says they haven't endorsed the Obama plan, but right here at FNC, we have their ads that sure look like it.
Meanwhile, will the FBI have to investigate if the e-mails sent by POTUS were in violation of the PRA? It may take an FOIA request to find out.
And the secretary of HHS stirred up things in the MSM about the public option.
Of course the AFL-CIO and ACORN have been trying to pack town halls last week because they were MIA until they got told to rally.
You know what? I'm like thinking OMG! I'm LOL because this whole thing is a big MESS.
Will the president's guarantee work? Stay tuned to FNC to see.
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was a 2016 Republican candidate for president of the United States.