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Obama's sick obsession

 
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Obama's sick obsession
Originally published 12:00 a.m., March 13, 2010, updated 12:58 a.m., March 15, 2010
EDITORIAL: Obama's sick obsession


THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Nationalized health care is the progressives' Golden Fleece. It is their obsession, the ultimate prize that was denied to previous administrations but is closer than it ever has been. As the ability of government to take over the health care system draws tantalizingly near, the president and leaders of the majority party have become infected with a kind of mania. President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders seem determined to ram through a severely flawed piece of legislation by any means necessary, heedless of the desires of the American people or the negative impact on the system they mistakenly say needs to be saved.

A large majority of Americans are satisfied with their current health care plans, though most also think the system could be improved. Yet proponents of the Democrats' radical health care overhaul brazenly claim the system is irretrievably broken and only radical surgery will save it. According to the latest Gallup poll numbers, less than a fifth of even those who favor health reform agree with that position. The majority of Americans are divided between those who want a scaled-back health care measure and those who want the current project dropped entirely. If any system is broken, it is the legislative process.

Long-time Democratic pollsters Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen warned last week that "the battle for public opinion has been lost" on heath care. Democrats have backed themselves into a corner. If the bill fails, they suffer a defeat. But if they win, they also lose because Democrats "will face a far greater calamitous reaction" in November. "Wishing, praying or pretending will not change these outcomes," they caution.

But the glittering prize is too near for such sage counsel. The liberal leadership is infused with a sense of mission. They are the midwives to history, shepherding landmark legislation that will revise the American social contract and usher in a new era, or some such foolishness. All they need to do is pass the bill, and the poor, frightened, deluded American people will see the wisdom of their decisions. Hence House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's memorable (and revealing) comment, "We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it." In her imagination, once the bill is signed, voters won't remember the struggle, just the glow of the accomplishment. Rip off the bandage; you'll feel better after the sting.

The Democrats' headlong drive is leading to bouts of political insanity, such as the aptly named Slaughter rule, which potentially could allow the House of Representatives to "deem" the health bill passed without a final vote. That the Democratic leadership would consider resorting to such a stunt betrays a high degree of contempt for the electorate, whom they presumably think will not remember or care that their representatives would not go on the record on such a major piece of legislation.

Disaffected voters, however, will recognize cowardice for what it is. Add to this the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, the backroom dealing, special-interest loopholes and fundamental unsoundness of placing government at the center of the health care system, and November will be a slaughter indeed.
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Re: Obama's sick obsession
President Obama witnessed his own mother dying of cancer and he remembers her arguing with insurance people on how much care she could recieve. This was when he was a minor and in school....
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Re: Obama's sick obsession
President Obama witnessed his own mother dying of cancer and he remembers her arguing with insurance people on how much care she could recieve. This was when he was a minor and in school....
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The same mother that sent him to be raised by his grandparents? What kind of mother ships their kid off to realtives? A real nuturing mother, I'm sure.
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03/17/2010 09:53 AM
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President Obama witnessed his own mother dying of cancer and he remembers her arguing with insurance people on how much care she could recieve. This was when he was a minor and in school....
 Quoting: planetbarb

What? How was she looking so fit at his wedding?
I don't know where you got all that from, may want to double check that.
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Re: Obama's sick obsession
President Obama witnessed his own mother dying of cancer and he remembers her arguing with insurance people on how much care she could recieve. This was when he was a minor and in school....
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She would be doing the same exact thing with govt. run health care.
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President Obama witnessed his own mother dying of cancer and he remembers her arguing with insurance people on how much care she could recieve. This was when he was a minor and in school....
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I'm sure this is another made up story. BHO sure got special treatment on his way up thru to his presidency I'm sure the ones that paid for this could of helped his mother out also just sayin.

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