Health Care Reform Reactions From Around The World: "Der Spiegel argues that while the reform was 'good for America,' it was ultimately 'bad for the world' due to the heavy price Obama may pay in terms of popularity.
US President Barack Obama has a significantly different view of democracy than Bismarck did, but the German's observation remains valid. For more than a year, Obama watched his healthcare reform churn through the law-making grinder. His political opponents sliced piece after piece from his most important domestic political project -- Obama himself even grabbed the knife occasionally. The public show was such that American voters slowly lost faith in the president's health care reform plan. On Sunday evening, it finally made it through the House of Representatives. Obama's apron, though, is splattered with blood."