Obama: Wilson Fed 'Circus' Not Health-Care Debate

Some Republicans want to kill all reform, Obama tells 60 Minutes
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2009 1:50 AM CDT
President Barack Obama is seen during an interview at the White House by CBS correspondent Steve Kroft, Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in Washington.   (AP Photo/CBS News, 60 Minutes)
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(Newser) – President Obama is convinced he'll soon sign a strong health care reform bill, but bemoaned outbursts like Rep. Joe Wilson's which is turning serious debate into "a big circus," he said in a Sixty Minutes interview. Bringing civil debate to Washington is "a work in progress," Obama said. Some in the Republican Party believe that killing all reform is "good politics," the president said. Others "sincerely want to see something done," he added.