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Health Care and The Democratic Death Knell

Let's be realistic.

The Health Care bill is going to pass.

Just as the passage of the stimulus bill proved, wobbly Democrats pretending to hold out for "legitimate concerns" means they are either waiting to be bought off, or they really have no moral fortitude. Their last minute hold outs are just political posturing done in hopes that it will somehow show their constituents they possess some fake party independence.

While tempting goodies can't be added onto this bill to buy votes needed for passage by the President's dead-line of March 18th, they can be promised oodles of treats in separate bills afterward if they vote for this one.

And if past history is any guide, this will happen.

Upon winning passage of this dirty legislation, the Democrats, including President Obama, will get to exhibit a public feeling of satisfaction. Smiling Democrats, back-slapping deviants, slogan-covered backdrops, and speeches filled with rhetoric touting this as a victory for the American people, will be on display for an all-too-willing media ready to provide Democrats with much needed cover and public image rehabilitation.

Though this will be a technical win for Democrats, it will have been obtained at their own peril. Polling consistently shows that the majority of the American people are adamantly opposed to this bill, no matter who the Democrats try to paint as the boogie-man. Thus, it will be a feeling of uneasy satisfaction. One where the use of heavy-handed trickery in passing this unwanted bill will overshadow any warm feelings of accomplishment, and present itself as the largest obstacle to their reelection.

The Democrats have no morals concerning the use of Reconciliation to push through such a bill of monumental proportions. By design, this bill will not become effective until 2014. That's not just some arbitrary timeline which was picked to sound good. It accomplishes two objectives. First, it gives four years after the passage of the bill to let the public outrage dissipate, and give the purveyors of this monstrosity time to say, "See, your coverage has not changed. Nothing bad has happened and all the nay-sayers were a bunch of partisan chicken-littles who just didn't want this administration to succeed in passing Health Reform." That said, when 2014 hits, and it comes time for this plan to be imposed on us all, the full effect will be felt. Their hope is that, no matter who may be in charge, nothing can be done about it. Their goal in the next four years is to weave and intertwine this behemoth into the fabric of our institutions with the hope that, once in place, it cannot be ripped out. The bureaucracies which will be created by this bill will be so entrenched within the existing health care system, that removing and altering them will, as they intended, be near impossible without ruining the system at large.

The arrogance displayed by the Democrats through all of this will be their undoing.

This is not the same electorate as years passed, where passive ignorance on the part of the voter was a politician's best friend.

The vociferous public condemnation of this bill, the rise of a loud and powerful grass-roots "Tea Party" movement, and the continuing, growing strength of the "new media" will not allow the actions of these power-drunk, self-important political creatures to fade into the past.

Its a new time. With a new type of voter. One who has become engaged, informed, and sickened by what they have seen.

And they are eagerly counting the days to November.

The Democrats may win this battle, but they will lose the war.


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Comments (18)

stevie G ...if NON... (Below threshold)

stevie G ...

if NONE of the spending and most of the reforms don't occur until 2014 then why the lack of openness and debate ?
Why the deadlines ?

since nothing besides Medicare cuts and tax increases occurs for 4 years what is the rush ?

will your health insurance change next year if this passes ? if not then why is it time to move forward ...

I disagree with the idea th... (Below threshold)

I disagree with the idea that this will pass, due to some other things not passing, from the past administration. Social security reform never passed even though it was and is still needed. The amnesty issue never passed as well. If this can be stopped now then it needs to get stopped now. That is just one less thing to try and fix next year.

If it passes on a procedura... (Below threshold)

If it passes on a procedural process, then Obama's toast as is the blue dogs. If it passes on an up or down vote, blue dogs lose. After it passes, it will be halted and challenged constitutionally for many reasons but a solid one is the government requiring you to buy something. ww

"Just as the passage of the... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Just as the passage of the stimulus bill proved, wobbly Democrats pretending to hold out for "legitimate concerns" means they are either waiting to be bought off, or they really have no moral fortitude."

Amen. I heard Jason Altmire (D-PA) on the Quinn and Rose radio show this morning.
Quinn was warning him that this bill would lead to the gov't controlling our healthcare.
Altmire responded (paraphrase): "Well, I can't be concerned with what might happen in 30 years. I just have to decide about this bill as it is today".


You had BETTER be concerned where this bill will lead us, Altmire. It's YOUR JOB to consider what new laws will affect in the future. I'm sick of these Pols who only consider how these votes affect their next election, or how it affects their career. They're screwing the country for personal short-term 'gains'.

It's all smoke and mirrors anyway. Any Pol who is still an 'undecided vote' is really just a 'yes vote' who is scared of the personal consequences.
Anyone who is still 'undecided' is desperately, desperately searching for ANY reason to vote 'yes'.

s green - " ... Wizba... (Below threshold)

s green - " ... Wizbang readers are more interested in what I have to say than what he has to say..."

Trying out for Last Comic Standing?

Do Not Ask For Whom The Bel... (Below threshold)

Do Not Ask For Whom The Bell Tolls...

Or is it the bella... (Below threshold)

Or is it

the bella trolls?

" Wizbang readers are mo... (Below threshold)

" Wizbang readers are more interested in what I have to say than what he has to say..."

Talk about being stuck on stupid.

Green's comments are like v... (Below threshold)

Green's comments are like verbal auto accidents.

Even though they are horrible, you can't help but rubber neck to see just how bad they are.

Technically, they're not go... (Below threshold)

Technically, they're not going to screw-screw us.

I eagerly await thier colle... (Below threshold)

I eagerly await thier collective political deaths come November and yes, I will make sure to mirandize them afterwords.

Steve,Fantasize al... (Below threshold)


Fantasize all you want.

I don't make the rules around here.

You are, uh, deemed junk right now.


Somebody drive a stake thro... (Below threshold)

Somebody drive a stake through that obnoxious cretin, would ya?

Go away, Mr. Green, at long last. It's not that we disagree with you. It's just that you're so poisonously disagreeable.

In an attempt to garner mor... (Below threshold)

In an attempt to garner more votes, old nan is gonna take the "hold-outs" to the zoo.

"I hear retards like the zoo."
--loanshark driver in Rocky

is stevie G gone for good ?... (Below threshold)

is stevie G gone for good ? he needs help that only we can give him ...

I'm feelin' kinda hopey, Je... (Below threshold)

I'm feelin' kinda hopey, Jeff.

We have to be honest and re... (Below threshold)

We have to be honest and realize that reconciliation and "Deem and Pass" are gifts from the democratic party to the american people.

Because we will use these same tools to repeal the health care scam.

And for every democrat that stands up to whine about how wrong it is - there will be 5 youtube clips of the same democrat saying why it was right in the old days of 2010.

Well, not to be a wet blank... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Well, not to be a wet blanket, but let's not start drinking the electoral Kool Aid.

The Rats can get slaughtered this Nov. and still retain the Senate. Hard to see how the GOP will gain net + 10 seats. A net gain of 6-8, sure, but 10 will be a very tall order.

Winning back the House is all fine and good, but the Teleprompter in office with control of the Senate (albeit very weak control) is still a very, very powerful (disasterous) force.






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