Zionist, proud to be
- Oct 25, 2009
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It's been over a year now
Funny, I thought he was elected to pass healthcare reform not just a "healthcare" bill. His insurance industry bailout, written and organized via secretive collusion with the insurance and pharmaceutical industry, is just about the opposite of what his voting base wanted.
as expected. Obama was inexperienced and his team knew he just barely won the primary and only won the general because he was not Bush-lite. Obama has really done what I'd have expected anyone to have done. No profile in courage yet. If he gets this health care thing established and takes the credit/blame come 2010, he will get my respect and vote. I want to see more principles and balls.It's been over a year now
Partly, but he gets the credit for saving the economy, although I would've thought anyone in his office would have done the very same things...protests to the contrary. There were very few options--America;s and Obama's hands were tied. The only other option was to watch the system fall apart.
Yes...if you like bribery, arm-twisting, thuggery, intimidation, and criminal behavior...then he's exceeded your wildest expectations.Thought the inexperienced neighborhood disorganizer would have a rough going but he's far exceeded my wildest expectations. So in other words he's doing a great job, a really really great job.
He took reponsibility...but the only thing that helped the economy was the delay in implementing his fucked up programs.Partly, but he gets the credit for saving the economy, although I would've thought anyone in his office would have done the very same things...protests to the contrary. There were very few options--America;s and Obama's hands were tied. The only other option was to watch the system fall apart.
I'm positive that WillowTree opposes Obama for the wrong reasons on close to 100% of the issues, but seriously now... His presidency is radically worse than almost anyone could have predicted. All politicians fail to live up to their campaign promises, but most at least try to some degree to live up to them and pass the policies they advocated even if extenuating circumstances interfere or lead to their eventual failure.
Kirkpatrick also acknowledged that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina had confirmed the existence of the deal."That's a lobbyist for the hospital industry and he's talking about the hospital industry's specific deal with the White House and the Senate Finance Committee and, yeah, I think the hospital industry's got a deal here. There really were only two deals, meaning quid pro quo handshake deals on both sides, one with the hospitals and the other with the drug industry. And I think what you're interested in is that in the background of these deals was the presumption, shared on behalf of the lobbyists on the one side and the White House on the other, that the public option was not going to be in the final product."
--Barack ObamaFor far too long, through both Democratic and Republican administrations, the system has been rigged against everyday Americans by the lobbyists that Wall Street uses to get its way.
Think about it. The top mortgage lenders spend $185 million lobbying Congress, and we wonder why Washington looked the other way when they were tricking families into buying homes they couldn't afford. Drug and insurance companies spend $1 billion on lobbying, and we're surprised that our health care premiums, and co-pays, and the cost of prescription drugs goes up year after year after year. The big oil companies play the same game, and we wonder how they're making record profits at a time when you're paying close to $4 a gallon for gas.
The system is broken...
I know there's been some talk about Rocky Balboa over the last couple days. And we all love Rocky. But Rocky was fiction. And so is the idea that someone can fight for working people and at the same time, embrace the broken system in Washington, where corporate lobbyists use their clout to shape laws to their liking. **bells and whistles and alarms**
We need to challenge the system on behalf of America's workers. And if we're not willing to take up that fight, then real change -- change that will make a lasting difference in the lives of ordinary Americans -- will keep getting blocked by the defenders of the status quo.
--Barack Obama“We’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who [is] making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.”
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y]YouTube - Twilight Zone intro.[/ame]Thought the inexperienced neighborhood disorganizer would have a rough going but he's far exceeded my wildest expectations. So in other words he's doing a great job, a really really great job.
I'll never understand that position. How could ANY THINKING HUMAN BEING NOT REALIZE THE CATASTROPHE OF ELECTING A MARXIST AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES... In a RECESSION, nonetheless...Utter disaster. He is a lot worse than I thought he would be.
Yes...more to come....Nancy Pelosi bragged as much....I'll never understand that position. How could ANY THINKING HUMAN BEING NOT REALIZE THE CATASTROPHE OF ELECTING A MARXIST AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES... In a RECESSION, nonetheless...Utter disaster. He is a lot worse than I thought he would be.
But you just stand by... He hasn't even BEGUN to wreck the US.
They're desperate now... and their marginal means to pass that Catastrophic HC Bill is proof of their concern. MASSIVE Majorities in BOTH houses of the Legislature and they had to resort to illicit parlamentary means to get THAT DONE...
They realize that November is the end of the Line and will now go to work to cram as much subversive legislation down range as is humanly possible.
Byron York writing in The Examiner:
"If you have any doubt that the Democratic leadership of the House views passing the current health care reform bill as the beginning, not the end, of the process of creating a national government health care system, just note what Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of bloggers on Monday. "My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive," Pelosi said, according to an account by Washington Post reform advocate Ezra Klein. "We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow."
Pelosi brags that Obamacare is just the beginning