All else aside, this whole thing of Republicans gnashing their teeth, pulling out their hair and rending their garments over HCR being unconstitutional, an unprecedented abuse of power, the only time in history where a bill has passed along party lines, etc. is just too over the top and melodramatic. My favorite though has to be this, from the guy who essentially implemented state-level Obamacare when he was Guvner of Taxachusetts.
America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better.
He calls his accomplishment “historic” — in this he is correct, although not for the reason he intends. Rather, it is an historic usurpation of the legislative process — he unleashed the nuclear option, enlisted not a single Republican vote in either chamber, bribed reluctant members of his own party, paid-off his union backers, scapegoated insurers, and justified his act with patently fraudulent accounting. What Barack Obama has ushered into the American political landscape is not good for our country; in the words of an ancient maxim, “what starts twisted, ends twisted.”
His health-care bill is unhealthy for America. It raises taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls, and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of health care. It will create a new entitlement even as the ones we already have are bankrupt. For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today.
Talk about serving up a softball. Why not just shoot and release the “Mitt Romney is a hypocrite on healthcare” vid yourself?
Now watch the Democrats fail to capitalize.