UPDATE, 7.23.09— President said last night the driving forces behind his healthcare reform efforts are concerns about federal deficits caused by Medicare, which is corrupt and wasteful, and rising healthcare costs, so he is going to replace that gov’t program, with another gov’t program that will reduce costs to the consumer, and the government, and not impact the deficit. Are you following this illogic America? The real scream is Obama’s own Congressional Budget Office, run by a Democrat, charged with conducting independent budget analyses, concludes Obama’s healthcare plan will not cut costs and will have an enormous negative impact on the deficit.
The wool is being pulled again. Are you watching and listening America? You are being put in the popcorn machine, once again.
Democrat business as usual in Washington: hurry up, screw up, then blame the opposition.
Never forget it was the Democrats starting with Carter and running through Clinton and those in power in the House the last several years who brought you the Community Redevelopment Act, then Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, all gov’t programs to own the mortgage industry, forcing bad loans, which combineD with excesses on Wall Street and the bursting housing bubble, killed our economy. Never forget who is ultimately responsible for our woes: tax and spend liberals with no sense of duty or responsibility, other than the seething desire to grab, hold and wield power, destroying economic freedom and our republic in the process.
ObamaCare & financial insanity by Dick Morris
Obama afraid of failure Chaos on Capitol Hill – “You’re going to destroy my presidency.”
MY NOTES 7.22.09
Pundits from both sides of the aisle are watching a presidential meltdown over healthcare reform.
Obama admits he is not familiar with all aspects of the proposals. Is it too much to ask they READ THE BILL!?!?!?
Congress members routinely admit they have not read all the text of the various plans.
When they go to their constituents they are faced with crowds of fire-breathing voters outraged over government waste and fraud, and especially so-called healthcare reform, rightly suspecting another government boondoggle leading to rationed healthcare at exorbitant cost.
Seniors and many others are increasingly opposed. Polls show Obama is now viewed with disfavor by the majority. One big explanation is the Kevorkian clause * on page 425 of the House Bill Pelosi wants to Rahm through this week:
…One troubling provision of the House bill compels seniors to submit to a counseling session every five years (and more often if they become sick or go into a nursing home) about alternatives for end-of-life care (House bill, p. 425-430). The sessions cover highly sensitive matters such as whether to receive antibiotics and “the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration.”
And then comes Salon with a remarkably candid admission, even for Leftists with red eyes:
The moment had finally come, Tuesday afternoon, for President Obama to follow through on a pledge that he’d taken some heat for making during last year’s campaign: He would meet, and negotiate on key issues, with enemies, no matter how vile they might seem to be. Which is how a group of conservative Blue Dog Democrats from the House found themselves invited into the Oval Office to chat about healthcare policy for an hour.
You see, it is a given that Republicans are vile enemies in the eyes of the Left: Republicans are not fellow Americans.
But now the Democrat Left is turning on its own: Blue Dogs are vile enemies as well, simply for asking the process be slowed in the name of “getting it right,” “fiscal responsibility,” “transparency,” and “making government work,” all Obama’s words.
Notice, Obama is painted the saint, and all who oppose him are ‘vile enemies.’ He is becoming visibly furious. The cool head is overheating. People are being threatened.
If you doubted the culture war was actually a war, doubt no more.
Notice this report from Grassfire.org—
Yesterday Barack Obama launched his full court press to get his socialized ObamaCare passed before the August recess. First, like an angry “father”, he took Democrat Blue Dogs to the woodshed at a White House closed door meeting. To no one’s surprise, they emerged over two hours later having “struck a deal” behind closed doors that is even WORSE.
The new “deal” would give an outside panel even more power and control over tough healthcare cost decisions — allowing Congress and the President to “pass the buck” when healthcare costs skyrocket and rationing is enforced!
I am outraged that members of Congress are putting politics ahead of the needs of this country — and then passing the buck to an outside panel!
But this fight is far from over. Bloggers are reporting that many in Congress are still resisting ObamaCare, its $1 trillion price tag, the so-called “public option” that destroys private sector health insurance and the oppressive mandate on small business with as few as nine employees.
And many members are openly saying that Obama’s artificial August deadline cannot and should not be met!
+ + Showdown Imminent!
It is now clear that we are heading for a major showdown over the next two weeks.
OBAMA’S STREET OPERATIVES GET THEIR MARCHING ORDERS
Email blast today from:
Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com
Organizing for America
“Organizing for America volunteers have done amazing work over the last couple weeks — and the pressure is working. Congress is moving rapidly toward finalizing health care reform legislation, with crucial votes expected in both the House and the Senate within days. With so much at stake — and the D.C. lobbyists going into overdrive — we have to take our grassroots campaign to the next level.
So we’re announcing the Health Care Reform Week of Action. All this week, OFA volunteers like you will be knocking on doors, making calls to neighbors, and attending public events to build the local support for health care reform we need to pass a strong final bill. If you can spare an hour or two for health care reform, this is the week to do it.”
Right. Let’s give an hour or two to kill this beast!
Did you know ObamaCare uses your tax dollars to fund abortion? Jay Sekulow reports:
“The President Obama-backed healthcare package is set to make abortion part of the mandatory healthcare services to be covered by both government and private insurance plans.”
Did you know ObamaCare will severely limit services to senior citizens?
* THE KEVORKIAN CLAUSE
PATIENT DUMPING OBAMA STYLE