Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Obama, Democrats: The American Public is Too Stupid to Know What's Good For Them---HealthCare Bill to Pass with Reconciliation

In an outright defiance of public opinion, according to Jake Trapper, President Obama is continuing his plans to force Americans to accept his HealthCare legislation by threatening to use reconciliation, also called the nuclear option. By bypassing the 2/3's majority required for cloture in the Senate, the president will ask the Senate to use a simple majority rule to take control of the largest government entitlement since Social Security. The Social Security program, (that the government raids yearly to fund other programs), is already in serious trouble. Add this in with a record breaking 12.5 trillion national debt, many Americans are asking who really is in charge of this fiscal insanity? The answer is a democrat controlled congress marching lockstep with the president, risking their political futures in defying the will of a public majority. Instead, Trapper says "its full steam ahead":

"White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial "reconciliation" rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill." link
With congressional approval rating at historical lows, and the anti-Washington sentiment growing over the past year with Obama's out of control spending policies, Democrats appear to be putting themselves on the endangered species list. Yesterday's majority victory by Texas governor Rick Perry further signaled the general public’s rejection of Washington's plans for a government controlled health care system, adding another entitlement to the list of broken programs. Perry's campaign victory last night was predicated on the country's rejection of Washington politics, even against "safe" Republicans with moderate conservative voting records:

‘Yes’ for Texas Governor Is ‘No’ to Washington
HOUSTON — Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison had all the advantages a year ago when she laid her plans to run for governor: a high popularity rating, a party shaken by President Obama’s victory, a big bankroll and, most important, the backing of influential Republicans, who felt the incumbent governor, Rick Perry, was too divisive and too conservative.

But by the time Republican voters went to the polls here in a primary on Tuesday, the political ground had shifted under Senator Hutchison, who lost in a three-way race to Mr. Perry.......

........."The Republican primary in Texas reflects the grass-roots rebellion among conservatives against moderate Republicans and Democrats that has shaken up politics across the country, beginning with the defeat of the Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts by Scott Brown, a Republican......

In California, for instance, the longtime Democratic senator, Barbara Boxer, is facing her toughest challenge in years from a field of three Republicans......

In Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist, a centrist Republican, is facing a strong challenge to his bid for the United States Senate from a more conservative candidate, Marco Rubio. Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, once considered unbeatable, has a primary challenge from a conservative talk-show host, J. D. Hayworth. And in Kentucky, Rand Paul, son of Representative Ron Paul, the Texas libertarian, is giving the Republican establishment a rough ride." link

With so much anti-Washington grassroots rejection of a big government attempting to get bigger, and even moderate Republicans fighting to keep their jobs, what the President and the Democrats plan on doing with this health care legislation---cramming it down the publics throat---many Democrats will certainly be looking for new job in November. It's no wonder the jobs bill is sailing through congress with little resistance. But, according to our President, we're too stupid to understand what's in our best interest.

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