Thursday, September 10, 2009

Recap of the President's Health care address

Although the Wilson was stupid for his remark, if you re-read Obama’s , I noted some interesting parts:

“When I spoke here last winter, this nation was facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” – News flash Chief – see memo regarding double digit unemployment.

“So tonight, I return to speak to all of you about an issue that is central to that future — and that is the issue of health care.” – Seems to me biggest issue is the economy, stupid.

“We are the only advanced democracy on Earth — the only wealthy nation — that allows such hardships for millions of its people.” – Well we used to be a wealthy nation. Now our debt is beyond huge as Obama has been the biggest profligate American President in our history. Oprah has a better chance losing her weight gain then we have a chance with your plans.

“Finally, our health care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers.” – Funny, I thought the TARP bill did that already?

“And it's why those of us with health insurance are also paying a hidden and growing tax for those without it — about $1000 per year that pays for somebody else's emergency room and charitable care.” – What’s with this “those of us with health insurance are also paying a hidden and growing tax” crud? You got a mouse in your pocket? You and the Washington politicians are not paying jack squat for your health insurance.

“And out of this blizzard of charges and countercharges, confusion has reigned. “ – If this confusion has been so bad and going on for so long, then where the H___
have you been? You should have stepped out in front of this thing early instead of ceding the effort to Pelosi and Reid. Seems to me they’re the main reason for the confusion, but you haven’t had the leadership stones to do that.

“Since health care represents one-sixth of our economy, I believe it makes more sense to build on what works and fix what doesn't, rather than try to build an entirely new system from scratch. And that is precisely what those of you in Congress have tried to do over the past several months.” – Uh no. Congress have been trying to re-invent the healthcare wheel.

“Instead of honest debate, we have seen scare tactics.” – Pot and kettle.

“Such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.” – Did he just call someone a liar? Ok I want a Presidential apology on behalf of the country.

“There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false — the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. “ – There’s nothing in the legislation to insure illegal immigrants would not be covered. The Repubs tried to offer specific language on this, but it was rejected. That’s ok – ACORN will take care of things.

“That's why under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance — just as most states require you to carry auto insurance”. – Not the same type of issue. The government doesn’t force you to have a car. As I understand the Boehner amendment, a fine of $3400 would be assessed for anyone who chose not to have health care. Fine = tax.

“Now, I have no interest in putting insurance companies out of business.” – In a speech to the SEIU in 2005, he said the exact opposite.

“It's worth noting that a strong majority of Americans still favor a public insurance option of the sort I've proposed tonight.” – According to who? Maybe he meant a strong majority of Democratic Party Americans.

“The only thing this plan would eliminate is the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud, as well as unwarranted subsidies in Medicare that go to insurance companies — subsidies that do everything to pad their profits and nothing to improve your care.” – Well if he knows where the fraud is going on in Medicare, why isn’t he going to clean that up NOW?! Why wait for this bill to do this?

“You see, our predecessors understood that government could not, and should not, solve every problem.” – But the little voice in Obama’s head was saying “ Jefferson, Franklin and the rest of those guys were soooo stupid. Big government means good government.”

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Bush Doctrine as endorsed by Obama

Source: Yahoo The Associated Press 8/17/09

"He said U.S. troops are working to secure polling places so the elections can go forward and Afghans can choose their own future.
Attaining that peaceful future "will not be quick, nor easy," Obama said.
He said the United States still has a deep interest in the long-term outcome. "So this is not only a war worth fighting. ... This is fundamental to the defense of our people," he said.
He told the veterans that the U.S. didn't choose to fight in Afghanistan but was forced to invade that country to stop future Sept. 11-style attacks." (emphasis added)

So President Obama embraces the Bush Doctrine. Not surprising that he assumes this doctrine to be his and doesn't cite Bush as the originator of it.

Where are the main stream media press on this?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pelosi is ruunning the country

President Obama talks a lot about “his health care plan”. Ok –well where is that plan? So far what we have is the House bill plus about five versions of a plan in the Senate. So where is Obama’s plan as manifested in a bill?

That’s right. It’s nowhere to be found.

Which brings me to my central point – Nancy Pelosi is running the country. Not President Obama, not Rahm Emanuel, not anyone in the White House.

Nancy Pelosi is the puppet-master and President Obama, the White House staff and Harry Reid are the puppets.

In some ways, it’s an effective strategy. It gives Obama a Teflon coating to his overall strategy. He can sit back, take credit for the part of the bills he likes and distance himself from those parts he doesn’t like. The defective aspect of the strategy is that he cedes control to Nancy Pelosi.

It’s the House bill that’s being debated now and that’s the bill being excoriated by much of the country. So while Pelosi doesn’t care if she’s liked or not, President Obama does care if he’s liked. But that is proving harder by the puppet on a string.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dunce of the day = Arelene Spector

Spector really is an idiot. If he was so sure the CIA didn't always tell the truth and he didn't say anything, then what does that say about his integrity? He's a real lowlife for claiming now that the CIA was supposedly less than truthful. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black,

The Unit gets cancelled

Looks like one of my favorite shows "The Unit" got cancelled. Why are I not surprised that CBS would cancel a series that shows our military in a favorable light and concentrates on domestic and international terrorism?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Obama and the Tea Bag crowd

In Missouri at his 100 day mark the President said:

"Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.” “But,” Obama continued, “let's not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act."

A few thoughts here:

1. I thought the White House was unconcerned about these Tea parties as he and his press machines attempted to marginalize them while they were going on. Now his feeling are hurt because not everyone loves him. What a wimp.

2. When is that "serious conversation" going to happen? Since he views the tea bag people with such condescending disstain, it's unlikely this conversation will ever happen.

3. To be such a highly edcuated person, he's really stupid if he believes people are not upset over the size of the Recovery Act. He's the one playing the games for trying to divert the focus from the central issue of the size of government.

4. Speaking of Social Security, exactly how is Obama going to solve that little issue? He's been silent on that topic.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Arlene Spector - See definition


Etymology: Greek hybris
Date: 1884
1. exaggerated pride or self-confidence
2. Arlene Spector

Yea- I know. I misspelled his name, but not his sentiment. He has defected to the dark side of the political spectrum. The Democrats are now the "Tee Ball Party". They want everyone to win, but not keep score. They just want to spread the wealth, open up our borders, be gadflies for the most stupid of causes (see Global Warming).

Spector is a coward. He switched teams because he sensed he was losing.

He is a loser.