There was a hilarious sketch earlier this year on “Saturday Night Live” in which President Barack Obama is shown compromising his agenda in one congressional visit after another, until he finally loses his cool and morphs into “The Rock” Obama–portrayed by the host of that episode, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The newly energized Obama tosses his disagreeable tormentors–including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi–out the White House window. We finally got a taste of “The Rock” Obama in his speech to Congress and the nation on health care reform.

President Obama deployed his most effective weapon–his powerful rhetorical skills–to marginalize his opponents and galvanize both Congress and the nation into action after a confrontational summer of town hall meetings.

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