Last night, the Dear Leader, President Obama, gave umpteenth speech trying to convince the American people that his prescription to so-called health care "reform" is the right one.
And, once again, the Dear Leader, well I think he fell flat as the issue is no longer his issue.
Let's take a look at the transcript of the speech.
What jumps out is a line that Dear Leader President Obama has used over and over again:
Well the time for bickering is over.
No, the time is not over for as he puts it "bickering". This is a republic and a representative one. I expect my representatives, whether I vote for them or not, to make their case and try to bring the people along to their way of thinking. Democracy is a messy business. But it is the best way that a nation can and does govern. And that may be "bickering" to the Dear Leader, but because the people are speaking, those we elect may just be listening.
Another interesting aspect of the Dear Leader's pleading to an increasingly skeptical congress and American people is the number of uninsured.
In the speech, the number of 47,000,000 no longer exists. Now it is 30,000,000.
The cynic wonders, where did 17,000,00 people go? Did these people finally get health insurance coverage? Did they die? Or maybe, maybe it is because the mythical 47,000,000 used by the Dear Leader in attempting to ram through so-called health care "reform" includes. . .illegal aliens!
Remember, when the congress was pushing for so-called immigration "reform", the mythical number of illegal aliens was pegged at 12,000,000. Which still leaves 5,000,000 unaccounted for in the new math of the Dear Leader.
Maybe 17,000,000 illegal aliens is the closer number.
Thus, now one can say another mythical number, 30,000,000.
Of course the Dear Leader President Obama used some people as props to build his case for socializing one-sixth of the American economy.
One of the props that he used is a woman named Robin Beaton. Miss Beaton was about to have a mascetomy for breast cancer. Now the Dear Leader President Obama said this in reference to Miss Beaton:
Another woman from Texas was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne.
What the Dear Leader did not mention that can easily be found here is that Miss Beaton did not just have a case of acne, but a rapid heartbeat. And, what the Dear Leader did not mention is that when Miss Beaton was applying for the health insurance, she left off the information, the rapid heartbeat, from the application. Miss Beaton's congressman, Joe Barton, had to eventually intervene to get Miss Beaton's insurance reinstated.
And, for the record, if someone intentionally leaves off important information on an application for insurance, they should not get the coverage. That sounds heartless because of Miss Beaton's condition. But it is not just in reference to her or her condition. It is that applying for health insurance is serious business. Everything in your health history is relevant. It helps to get the best coverage and at best rate.
Now, the area that drew the ire of South Carolina Republican congressman Joe Wilson, was when the Dear Leader President Obama said this:
There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false - the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.
At this point, Congressman Wilson could not take it anymore and shouted "You lie!" to the Dear Leader. The Dear Leader actually responded with a "That is not a lie" to Congressman Wilson.
Well, take a look at the 1,000 page plus behemoth. It does lead to eventual coverage for illegal aliens. The Congressional Research Center offers this analysis:
H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange.
This information is over at Legal Insurrection. Worth the read.
The Dear Leader President Obama reiterated some of the worn-out rhetoric that he has been saying since so-called health care "reform" became the issue of his presidency.
Did it change any minds? Very, very doubtful. In fact, less and less people want to see or hear him on the subject if the television ratings are any indication.
At the end I find this is the last gasp of a man that has come to realize he is in over his head. That the Dear Leader is flailing when he should be looking at a real compromise if he wants some kind of bipartisan legislation to sign. For all the talk of Republican unity in opposing the so-called health care "reform", it is the majority Democrats, that are not united. It is the Democrats that are giving the Dear Leader heartburn for many are opposing any legislation that includes the public option. And in something of a great surprise, pro-life Democrats are beginning to flex their muscles opposing the legislation on the grounds of government funding for abortions.
I think it is time to end this debacle, the Dear Leader and his allies regroup, Republicans also regroup and offer some alternatives and take it from there.
This umpteenth attempt to sway minds probably has hurt more than helped.