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Obama's March madness

The full court press is on for Obamacare:

With the fate of his signature legislative initiative far from certain, President Barack Obama is taking his last-ditch push for health care reform on the road.

In a speech Monday in Philadelphia, Obama will try to persuade the public to back his plan to remake the nation's health care system, while also urging uneasy lawmakers to cast a "final vote" for a massive reform bill in an election year.

Obama's pitch in Philadelphia, along with a stop in St. Louis Wednesday, comes as the president begins an all-out effort to pass his health care proposals. Though his plan has received only modest public support, Obama has implored lawmakers to show political courage and not let a historic opportunity slip away.

Despite staunch Republican opposition, Democratic leaders are cautiously optimistic they can pass a bill without GOP votes.

"I think the trend is in the right direction because people see that the status quo is absolutely broken," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union".

Party leaders are narrowing in on a strategy that calls for House Democrats to go along with a health care bill the Senate passed in December. Obama would sign it into law, but senators would promise to make numerous changes on issues that have concerned House Democrats. Because Senate Democrats lost the 60-seat majority needed to stop GOP filibusters with the Massachusetts Senate race, the changes would have to be made under rules that require only simple majority votes.

That strategy would put lawmakers on way to meet Obama's goal of Congress passing a health care bill by March 18, when he leaves on a trip to Indonesia and Australia. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama would sign a bill "shortly thereafter."

It's coming... whether you like it or not... and though the following is a tad dated from Dr. Bob, he gives an insider's warning as to what Obama and his thugocrats are about to do to us all:

As the Democrats in Congress press forward in blind determination to pass their health care reform legislation come hell or high water, the pernicious effects of the legislation are increasingly becoming evident to anyone who takes the time to dig into its details. Though our Congressional representatives cannot seem to find the time to read these gargantuan, 2000-page bills, busy as they are padding their pockets with filthy lucre from lobbyists and interest groups, those at the state level who are will be responsible for picking up the credit card bills from this monomaniacal spending spree are starting to sweat. Even the Blue states -- no strangers to fantasy spending budgets, punitive taxes, and political giveaways -- can see the handwriting on the wall.

He's got much more, all of it sounding an alarm, all of it being ignored by those pushing an agenda purposed in expanding the size of inefficient and wasteful government and consolidating power.

Your hope and change.



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Comments (14)

Barack Obama is a slow lear... (Below threshold)

Barack Obama is a slow learner. He still doesn't believe the votes aren't there for him. He has never actually had to convince people before and he thinks lies and promises are all it takes. Obama's lies are not believed and even his promises are doubted by pretty much everyone now. He has already broken almost every promise he has ever made.

The fact is you can only push people so far whether they are regular Joes or high powered Democratic Party politicians. When people are pushed too far they get angry and then they get stubborn. Nancy Pelosi's threats are actually counterproductive at this point.

Obamacare is dead but Obama, Pelosi and Reid have decided to leave it lying right out in the open instead of giving it a decent burial. The stench of the rotting carcass will make it impossible for enough congressional Democrats to get reelected to maintain their congressional majorities. I bet there's a lot of super-delegates that regret voting for Obama over Clinton now that he's led them into a no-win situation.

Clinton had her chance on h... (Below threshold)

Clinton had her chance on health care and they were not about to give it to her again. Unless this piece of crap goes through, we should thank them for not giving her the chance, as she certainly had a better chance of pulling it off a second time.

If I understand it correctl... (Below threshold)

If I understand it correctly, the idea is we're going to keep voting until the count comes out right. Sometimes we just have to trust our national "leaders" to do the thinking for us, since we're all apparently too stupid to understand such complex issues.

Well, bless my hanging chads.

If Massa's story is true, i... (Below threshold)

If Massa's story is true, it shows a very dirty politic continues to surround this administration, a malignancy that threatens our US body politic.

Another speech? Does he rea... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Another speech? Does he really think we just haven't heard him try to sell this bs enought?

epador, I disagree about Clinton. I don't think she would have been able to bring Socicalized Med this far. She was smacked down pretty hard last time.
What we have now with Barry is a Cult of Personality. Hillary wouldn't have had that.

All he is going to do is gi... (Below threshold)

All he is going to do is give free press to the protestors who will gather outside each event. Nobody is marching for Obamacare ...

The thug eared dufus really... (Below threshold)

The thug eared dufus really thinks his smug ass agenda is going to save the day for him.

He'll find out different soon enough.

Barry can speechify all he ... (Below threshold)

Barry can speechify all he wants, Pelosi still doesn't have the votes. If she did, that bill would be on the floor right now.

Reconciliation has to do with budget items. Passing this 2000+ page bill is going to leave out one hell of a lot of it....unless of course Barry and Company figure they'll make everything in the bill 'about the budget'. Those details will only fuel public distaste and distrust further.

I like the way Barry continues to push others to commit political suicide. Which is what will happen in November.

"I think the trend is in th... (Below threshold)

"I think the trend is in the right direction because people see that the status quo is absolutely broken," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union".

Let's see. I've developed a bad ingrown toenail. Let me get out the faithful Glock G21, put the muzzle in my mouth, and pull the trigger. Yeah, that'l fix my toe problem.

Van Hollen you're a disgrace.

HOW MANY MORE DAMNED "SPEEC... (Below threshold)


Obama has nothing new to of... (Below threshold)

Obama has nothing new to offer.
The people have rejected the Democrat healthcare plan and continuing to offer the same thing that has already been rejected wastes his time and makes people angrier.

It isn't that the people aren't listening, it's that the government isn't listening.

The government is going to hear from the people in November.

#11, sadly we've heard that... (Below threshold)

#11, sadly we've heard that before. None of us with any sense thought Obama could get elected, but he's in there.

However, both the Dems and the liberal MSM have become a little less "enchanted".

Obama may be totally inept as President, but don't forget that he's a very savvy machine politician. (Whether that machine approach will continue to work is another question.)

Here's a story that sounds ... (Below threshold)

Here's a story that sounds as though it came straight from the headquarters of the Republican National Committee:
It was a day thirty years from now, when socialized medicine had become the law of the land. A man was seized with a violent cramp in his stomach and sought relief at the modern white structure erected for the purpose in his home town. Upon entering the building, he found himself in a hall with two doors. One was marked "male," the other "female." Naturally, he entered the door marked "male."
He found himself in a room with two doors. One was marked "Over 21," the other "Under 21." Since he was 52, he entered the door marked "Over 21."
He found himself in a room with two doors. One was marked "Serious illness," the other "Minor indisposition." Since he was doubled up with pain by this time, he staggered through the door marked "Serious illness."
He found himself in a room with two doors. One was marked "Democrats," the other "Republicans." Since he had voted a straight Republican ticket all his life, he entered the door marked "Republicans"--and found himself out on the street.

This was published in 1950! (Cerf, Bennett. Laughter Incorporated. p.74, 75.)

The Dems haven't changed any.

And the public STILL doesn't want it.

According to one PA congres... (Below threshold)

According to one PA congressman, barry is gettin "fiery" lately over his obamacare quagmire (giggety!). Does that mean he'll graduate from a sissy to a wussy?






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