Is it me, or has Obama finally started talking in the authentic dialect that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was missing? I guess he has to do something to cover for all of the shuck and jive that has been going on in the most corrupt Congress in our nation’s 233 year history!
Anyhow, Sarah Palin seems to be as perplexed as the rest of us that our epic failure of a President still doesn’t get it. Better to just let her tell it, as frankly, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry anymore when discussing this administration!
Obamacare = Stray Dog, So Says President
What am I missing, folks? We’re called obstructionists and made to feel uninformed in the Obamacare debate as we point out this is not a patient-driven, market-oriented approach to health care cost challenges. We’ve been saying for months that this is government takeover of our personal choices of insurers and doctors. We’re called liars when claiming that this is all about government mandates and control of up to a sixth of our economy.
And yet, shockingly, the president admitted yesterday exactly what we’ve been saying: that his Democrats and lobbyists have crafted bills that in fact will prevent us from keeping our current insurance and/or choosing our own doctor. He said:
The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented -- and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]
Thanks to Tom Bevan at RCP for spotting this. The president’s statement is shocking, enlightening, and in an odd and unfortunate way also encouraging. Folks, this admission tells us we’re not off-base and we need to stay vigilant so we’re not missing anything else in this scheme. This trillion-dollar government takeover of our health care system is full of "stray dogs and cats" (the president’s words, not mine), and that’s what we’ve been saying all along.
Commonsense conservatives have better ideas on how to start tackling rising health care costs. Reps. Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and others have offered solutions. I commend their efforts to counter the White House’s attempt to ram Obamacare through as these Congressmen seek bipartisan, sensible solutions. I implore them to speak louder because we’re listening, and we’re counting on them!
- Sarah Palin
The Republicans have had solid solutions from the get go, but as we all know, the democrat/communists aren’t so much interested in health care reform as they are about seizing control of one sixth of the U.S. economy, and more menacingly, taking away more of your freedom and liberty.
It’s time the communists get a grip and realize we simply do not want what they are selling. Time for them to throw ObamaCare, in all of it’s various configurations, onto the trash heap of total failure, and start over.
Republicans have, and have had, a real plan for the successful reform of health care issues. Time honored, market based solutions. It’s time to take a look at making them law, because Obama’s dogs just don’t hunt!