Damned the Torpedoes Full Speed Ahead
The Commander and Sheik Hussein Obama stole the famous quote from Admiral David Glasgow Farragut as he concluded his carefully orchestrated Health Care Theatrical Production by saying “Damned the American People, Full Speed Ahead with Government Takeover of Healthcare! In real terms what he said was; “we cannot have another year-long debate about this, so the question that I'm going to ask myself and I ask of all of you is, is there enough serious effort that in a month's time or a few weeks' time or six weeks' time we could actually resolve something? And if we can't, then I think we've got to go ahead and make some decisions, and then that's what elections are for."
In essence this smug, arrogant American apologist just told the American Public; look I don’t give a damned what you want, I’m pushing ahead at full speed with this and there’s nothing you can do to stop me. You shouldn’t have elected a Fascist/Socialist if you didn’t want me to take over the banking sector of the economy, the auto Industry and now the healthcare industry. You should have been more vigilant. You should have paid attention to my dangerous associations, DON’T BLAME ME NOW FOR GETTING EXACTLY WHAT YOU VOTED FOR!
The Republicans led by John Boehner tried in vain to get the point across that the American people had made it perfectly clear that they want this bill scrapped and they want congress to start over. But, unfortunately the bipartisan health care summit proved to be nothing more than yet another photo op for his Divine Majesty King Hussein Obama the First!
An what about the center piece of the Republican dissent of King Hussein’s proposal, Tort Reform. Well just as was the case when His Majesty visited the House of Commons last month, he simply tried to outmaneuver and debate the Republicans. Even when it was pointed out that 1/3 of all charges filed by doctors are preventative; in other words unnecessary test in order to protect the doctors from the lawyers! And why won’t the Democrats seriously address Tort Reform; former DNC Chairman Howard Dean some months ago in a public rally addressed this by openly saying “we don't want to anger the trial lawyers.” And what he didn't say is the trial lawyers own the Democratic Party.
So what was this obvious exercise in futility about? It was nothing more than the first act of a two-act production designed to present the Republicans as unwavering and unwilling to compromise which then produces a sound bite that will be used in the upcoming weeks to encourage the Democrats in the house and the Senate. Why encourage the Democrats, in order to give them the courage in joining him in Ramming Government Control Healthcare down Their Throats! Look out, reconciliation, is on the way!
And exactly how did Obama, Biden and Reid fell about such a maneuver when they were out of power senators? Then Senator Obama said; “what I worry about would be the reconciliation process— you essentially have still two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended.”
Senator Biden said, “This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. It is a fundamental power grab. I say to my friends on the Republican side, you may own the field right now, but you won't own it forever. And I pray god when the Democrats take back control we don't make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.
Senator Reid said; this is exactly what the filibuster does. It encourages moderation and consensus. It gives voice to the minority so that cooler heads may prevail. The filibuster is a critical tool in keeping the majority in check.
Where are those opinions today?