Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"This Isn't About Me!"


Here is Obama making remarks about his health care reform in which he explains "This isn't about me. This isn't about politics."

Well of course it's all about him. Jammie Wearing Fool reports this conversation quoted by Grassley:

Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama's bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.

"Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "

Obama isn't worried about what kind of health care you end up with. That's why he doesn't know what's in the bills. He's worried about creating his legacy. He's not concerned about you.

As Charles Krauthammer explained yesterday, this boondoggle plan is not going to help you get better health care:

It is about Obama. This is [the] signature achievement he has promised. If he doesn't have it, if he doesn't have a bill, any bill, at the end of the year, his presidency is going to be seriously damaged, and all the mystique will disappear. Which is why...I'm absolutely sure that at the end of the year, he will have a bill. It will have the words "health-care reform" on it. It will be extremely watered down: All of the ballast that the Blue Dogs were protesting against, including, I'm sure, the public plan, is going to be thrown overboard.

And it will be a very weak version of what we have now, probably even harmless—which will be a great American achievement. But he's going to have something. He won't have it in August, but he will have to have it at the end of the year.

Obamacare will grow government, ration health care and will move us backwards rather than forwards with regard to taking care of Americans.

Of course it's all about Obama. It's certainly not about getting better health care for you.

More at Memeorandum.

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John Boehner Says the Republicans Have a Better Plan
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Take a Look at Obamacare
Going Galt Over Obamacare
Congressman Fleming: What's Good for the Goose.


Red said...

"nd the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "

That's the first line I thought of when I saw your post. So glad you broadcast this. I really hope those in Congress with some iota of sense left really pummel this piece of legislation into the dirt. If it's never about Barry then why do I get a daily dose of his coconut on screen? Just substitute the television cameras for mirrors and we'd see why.

Anonymous said...

Dealing in rumors once again?

Whatever makes you happy.