Special to TheBoldPursuit
Now is no time for opponents of Healthcare overhaul to sit back and watch Democrats flounder over this Behemoth bill stalling in the House.
The President has been here several times already with his own party. His cynical crisis-mongering with the stimulus package was nothing short of nauseating. He did spend some political capital with his “Do it now” Apocalyptic warnings. Unwilling to take a strong stand against his profligate spending, too many democrats and a handful of chameleons voted for the most irresponsible spending binge imaginable.
No doubt, arm twisting was involved in the form of pet projects being awarded to their districts, as we are learning. This was not an economic stimulus bill; it was plunder of our nation’s wealth to insure that friends of Barack, drunken with power, would be well-funded during the upcoming mid-term and Presidential elections. This bill had more pork saturation than the” Bay of Pigs.” It was not designed to stimulate anything except Democrat party affiliates.
“Knee” Cap and Trade was even more egregious. During the Michael Jackson mini-marathon, the House decided to “Rham” through the Climate change bill. It was dead just weeks before, but once again, it got loaded up and jammed down our throats with not one single member actually reading it. The bill was nearly derailed during the intense scrutiny given it by bloggers and talk radio hosts, but a 3:00 am amendment quelled opposition by many Blue Dog Democrats.
Again, they were bribed with special exemptions and outright pernicious promises many of which were not even codified in the legislation when it was voted on in the House. This fiasco along with the Stimulus package combined to a critical level of skepticism among independents whose support the “Carnival Barker-in-Chief” desperately needs for his continued assault on Capitalism: enter Health Care Reform.
A line in the sand appears to have been drawn by the conservative Democrats in the House who understand that the current proposals do great harm to the solvency of private insurance despite the pronouncements to the contrary by the President’s teleprompter. Make no mistake – they are under tremendous pressure to cave in to the President’s wishes; this is about “him” despite what he says.
Obama’s minions cannot allow him this defeat. The Blue Dogs are being promised anything and everything as long as a bill gets passed. The danger is that many of them will support a bill which concedes something on the fringe or even makes a major concession (which will be walked back later during negotiations or future legislation). Many of them feel betrayed by this process of intimidation and are now vulnerable with their constituencies back home for their acquiescence on the stimulus and energy bills. Will they go along a third time? Probably not as things stand now…
The President is going to the well of Prime-Time Press conferences too often. His incoherent diatribes masquerading as answers to questions are getting tiresome. He doesn’t offer anything new, just soporific bromides. He is a bigger gas bag than the Hindenburg and this is starting to take its toll on the stuffy Professor. Now is the time to double down on the opposition to Barack’s insurance plan – “Mutual of Obamaha.”