One plain fact should outweigh all the words of Barack Obama and all the impressive trappings of the setting in which he says them: He tried to rush Congress into passing a massive government takeover of the nation's medical care before the August recess-- for a program that would not take effect until 2013!—Thomas SowellThis is the Speechifying Presidency but whatever President Barry Soetoro’s pontifications are on Wednesday night regarding Health Care Reform the fact of the matter is he tried to hoodwink and bamboozle the nation with a rush to passing this bill already.
We all know that he originally demanded that Congress have the Health Care Reform bill on his desk to sign before Congress’ August recess. What you didn’t know is that even if Congress would have been totally successful in accomplishing that task Democrats have written the bill so that the actual reform doesn’t start until 2013—2013?!? (see story)
Wait you mean this is like the Stimulus package that Congress rushed through in a record 2 days? That bill incidentally sat on president Soetoro’s desk for 3 days after Congress passed it because the president was on vacation. But weren’t we told that the stimulus bill had to be passed immediately or the whole economic engine of the United States would melt down?
Yeper that’s right! That’s exactly what they told us.
Is it just me, or does anyone else detect a pattern emerging here?
We were told that the stimulus bill would immediately jump start the economy and that it would create 3 to 4 million jobs by this month. In reality we have lost 6million jobs with 2.1 million of them lost since the stimulus was signed into law.
I’m sorry but this president has already attempted to sneak this bogus Health Care bill by the American people once already purely on his popularity and ability to speechify nothing.
Soetoro’s speech to both Houses of Congress Wednesday night will be a bouquet of words and in the end his words will signify nothing — nothing that we don’t already know and nothing new.
The president’s words will just be a long drawn out sermon (he enjoys lecturing and sermonizing us) and when it’s all over America will ask what did he say and we’ll scratch our heads and say, “I don’t know but he sho’ did say it good!”
Democrats lost the fight over Health care this summer, they know it and that’s the reason for tonight’s speechifying. . Health Care is technically dead. The president’s rare bicameral trip to Bethany on Wednesday night is an attempt to roll away the stone and call Lazarus from the dead.
The only reason that we are still discussing this dead bill is that after Congress got an earful from their constituents back home this summer they are still determined to pass some sort of Health Care agenda over the objections of the American people.
Yet there are ultra partisans like Jonathan Cohn of the New Republic who believes that one good bicameral officious browbeating will be enough to break the Blue Dogs away from the recent memories of Doghouses which they found themselves in back home this summer. They believe that one good speech will be enough to breathe life back into their beloved Health Care Reform.
Somehow, though, health reform is not dead. Despite all of the setbacks and all of the missed opportunities--despite this train wreck of a month--the situation remains remarkably similar to what it was before the recess.One good speech, huh?
Significant health care legislation is likely to pass, particularly if Obama manages to give a good speech on Wednesday night.—Jonathan Cohn, the New Republic (see source)
It’s been over four days and by this time this bill stinketh! If this bill is passed in this manner, over the objections of the American people, it will not be a victory for president Soetoro and his Democrat cohorts. And contrary to what Democrats are hoping for Soetoro’s speech will not be the miraculous moment when Health Care walks out from its grave to be accepted by the American people to which the president orders Congress to loose it of its bandages.
No, if Congress and president Soetoro passes Health Care Reform and sign it into law it will be more like a “Weekend at Bernie’s” moment. One in which Democrats will pretend that they have a victory while in reality they will be actually carrying around the dead weight of their betrayal against the American people. That is, of course, until the 2010 and 2012 elections sweep out the stench of a Democrat Congress that betrayed the American people over a bogus Health Care bill that will further hurt and endanger the American economy and that is no fix for the present Health Care System.
We know all of the arguments and in this case to even do nothing is better than what the Democrats and the president are presently proposing. We know there is no rush because the bill is written to begin in 2013.
This speech will mainly be a plea to Blue Dogs who alone stand in the way of Barry Soetoro’s plans. If Democrats value their majorities in both houses of Congress they’d better heed my warning and tonight President Soetoro its best to let sleeping Blue Dogs lie.