Obamateurism of the Day

President Obama warned his political opponents against using “partisan spectacles” and “scare tactics” in the health-care overhaul debate — but couldn’t make it out of his own speech before failing to take his own advice. Here’s a mashup of the two moments, which come 28 minutes apart in Obama’s speech on Wednesday:

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