On March 25, 2010, USAToday posted a piece showing how movie lines are making their way into the political debates on health care. Here’s where Sly comes in…
Then there’s the money line in Obama’s speech, his challenge to Republicans who want to repeal the health care bill: “Go for it.”
The Oval can’t help but wonder if the president was flashing on the less-than-classic Rocky III, released in 1982. Before the big fight, Sylvester Stallone’s heroic underdog character is confronted by the evil Clubber Lang (played by none other than Mr. T.)
“I’m going to bust you up,” Clubber says.
Rocky’s response: “Go for it.”
Needless to say, Rocky triumphs and goes on to another sequel.
You can read the whole piece here.