The Obama administration and its allies are making several things very clear in the debate about healthcare reform: If you don't support them you don't care about the uninsured, if they get their way you will play their way or there will be serious legal consequences, and ultimately, the only acceptable option is complete government takeover of one-fifth of the U.S. economy.
All of it dictatorial no matter how you slice it, especially in view of the fact that 56-62% of the people oppose ObamaCare, depending on which poll you cite.
Listen to this bird trying to rationalize the federales forcing you to buy the health insurance.
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) told CNSNews.com that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution "charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people."
The words "health" and "well-being" do not appear anywhere in the Constitution.
The Congressional Budget Office has determined that in the entire history of the United States the federal government has never mandated that Americans buy any good or service. (12.16.09)
My well-being would be enhanced immeasurably with the acquisition of a new BMW 750Li. Shall I call my Senator?
If Obama tries to compromise on the public option, and abortion funding, as appears the case, he risks driving the hard Left over the edge, yet that appears the only politically feasible course left open to him. The tyranny of the Left is by definition and history, very unforgiving. He cannot at this stage run hard Left without alienating everybody else. It's a classic Catch 22, predicted before the election.
When you practice hardball politics driving a hard Left agenda and then try to back track to the middle ground, you inevitably fall into the pit. Bush found that out running as a conservative and then trying to move left when it came to spending, education and illegal immigration. In Obama's case, once a leftist thug, always a leftist thug, regardless of the spin.
All this comes as no surprise to those of us who tried to warn voters starting 18 months ago they were considering for president a man with a long track record of thug activities and associations.
- HRC workers during the campaign complained about thug tactics by Obama operatives in Texas and elsewhere.
- In Missouri, Obama operatives tried to use law enforcement to intimidate media critical of The One.
- In Chicago, ObamaTrons tried to shutdown a radio station interviewing a reporter investigating Obama's links to Bill Ayers and others.
- Many recall how Obama effectively disqualified all opponents when he ran for state senate, and the controversy surrounding his run for U.S. Senate and the tactics used there as well.
- Just how did Anita Dunn, by her own admission, control the media during the campaign?
- Do the names Khalid Al Mansour, Rashid Khalidi, Farrakhan, Percy Sutton, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and Malcolm X ring any bells this Christmas season? (Keeping in mind, this is only scratching the surface.)
And let's never forget Obama raised $750 M to run for President, more than twice as much as anyone had ever raised before, much of it untraceable via internet contributions from overseas. (And still no investigation into the matter. Wonder why that is?)
Since assuming office, true to form, Obama has simply accelerated his brass knuckle tactics: reference the attacks on doctors, Fox News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, not to mention the seeming attack on CEOs and Big Bankers, powers the executive branch caters to in private as it condemns publically.
So when the report came down two days ago the White House was allegedly threatening a U.S. Senator with closure of a strategic Air Force base in his home state unless he toed the mark on ObamaCare, it was not hard to believe the possibility of such an outrage, given Obama's history. Twenty Senators have called for an investigation.
Notice how almost every Czar and Obama appointee is a hard Left ideologue with a dictatorial agenda?
Sit back America. Nothing like a little pistol whipping to shape up the Union, more perfectly, eh?
And Rahm Emanuel? What can we say? Who better to wield the staff? Stay tuned for gun control, amnesty, confiscatory taxation, mandatory public service, mandatory birth control, destruction of talk radio, restrictions on free speech and assembly, and penalties for using too much toilet paper or having the lights on after 9:00 PM.