President Obama went off script while speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner Saturday evening and deployed a truth bomb on selfish Republicans.
Republicans have not proposed a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and won't, because Obamacare has turned the GOP base against insurance itself.
Tea Party Republicans are on such shaky ground with their opposition to Obamacare that it would be a sin not to nudge and send them sprawling into the dirt.
Some hospitals are now essentially hiring some of Tony Soprano's relatives and associates to come pay you a bedside visit and, you know, offer 'words of encouragement.' to pay your bill.
Coming from what many would consider a "far Left" ideological foundation, my assertion is that this antagonism between the so-called "left" and "right" has been merely a smokescreen to divide us even further while the wealthy interests who actually dictate legislation---buying and manipulating politicians from both parties---continue to plunder our resources and bring our economy to the brink of collapse while we do nothing other than yell and scream at the other side.
There is a quiet, very polite conflict going on in the executive branch of Minnesota state government, over who legally represents the state and who calls the shots about going to court over the recent health care reform legislation, aspiring 2012 presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty is locked in a battle with AG Lori Swanson over who legally speaks for the people of Minnesota on the issue.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh blamed the volcanic eruption in Iceland on the passage of health care reform in the United States. While talking about Obama's claims that health care reform has not brought about Armageddon, Limbaugh said, "I think the Earth may have opened up. God may have replied." God is punishing Europe for the health care bill in America.
While fear mongering about health care on his radio show with Noel Sheppard from Newsbusters, Glenn Beck said, "I don't believe liberals have hearts. No, no, no, they have hearts. They have no brains." Interestingly enough, liberals were smart enough to beat Beck and his mindless followers on health care, so if liberals lack brains, what does that make him?
On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh backed out of his promise to leave the country and move to Costa Rica if health care reform passed. Limbaugh said that he never said that he was going to move there but that, "Once all this gets implemented, I am going there for my health care." Apparently, Limbaugh's trip to Costa Rica will happen at the same time Sean Hannity gets waterboarded.
On the day after the House passage of health care reform, denial is running rampant through the right wing. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page today to continue to lie about health care reform. She said, "It was supposed to make health care more affordable, but our premiums will continue to go up. It was supposed to help more people get coverage, but there will still be 23 million uninsured people by 2019." Of course, none of this is true.
For almost a year and a half Republicans have been nurturing a dream that they could turn Barack Obama into Jimmy Carter by stopping the passage of health care reform, but with the House passage of the health care bill by a vote of , Republicans have not only seen their dream of turning Obama into a one termer shatter, but have in fact made him stronger through their obstructionist opposition. Their dream is dead, and Obama remains strong.
There was an undeniable tone of victory in President Obama's remarks today to the House Democratic caucus. Obama not only urged the Congressional Democrats to finish the job, but he also took the fear mongering tactics of his GOP critics to task. Obama said, "They know that after this legislation passes and after I sign this bill, lo and behold, nobody is pulling the plug on Granny."
The half-term governor of Alaska who quit mid-term due to an inability to get her agenda passed and indeed, even her own Attorney General nominated (a first in Alaska), strikes out at Obama, calling him “inexperienced” and unable to get a bi-partisan bill due to his “lack of management experience."
Some more of that Fox News fairness and balance was on display today as President Obama held an event on health care reform that was covered by all three cable networks, but only two thought that it was important enough to show the entire event to their viewers. Jon Scott of Fox News cut in and called the President's event a pep rally and cut away to a press conference from John Boehner.
Tonight on FNC's Special Report with Bret Baier, President Barack Obama effortlessly rolled through an at times combative interview with Baier, who tried to talk about special deals on the healthcare bill and emails from "the people" who oppose healthcare reform, but Obama was more than up to the task as he used Fox News to push his own healthcare reform message.