Thursday, October 14, 2010

Of Course We Understand Obamacare

Via Mark Hemingway at The Washington Examiner, Obama still seems to think that the problem with Obamacare is that he just hasn't explained it well enough:

“We probably spent much more time trying to get the policy right than trying to get the politics right. There is probably a perverse pride in my administration — and I take responsibility for this; this was blowing from the top — that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who’s occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can’t be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.”

This is from yet another interview Obama has given, this time for The New York Times Magazine.  Hemingway notes that Obama has given 54 speeches on Obamacare and multiple interviews.

Obama is blathering.  He knows what's wrong with this legislation; he knows why the majority of the American public wants it repealed.  He fully understands the power it grants the government with regard to decisions over your personal care.  He completely gets the fact that Medicare will be slashed to help pay for it, yet that still won't cover the huge expense of added millions to the Medicaid system.  I could go on...

...but the point remains, Obama knows it's not just a matter of "explaining it right."  He doesn't care if we understand it or like it at all.  He won.  We gave him the power to transform America's social contract when he won the election.  Oh, giving 54 speeches on it makes it appear as if he cares; but most of those 54 speeches were just to get it passed.  Now that he's got the votes, it doesn't matter if we "get it" or not.

All that is to be done now is to vote in November.  


trinity said...

I am counting on Republicans to win big next month and become the majority party in the House and, hopefully, also the Senate. Then they better repeal Obamacare.

Charlene said...

I'm counting on Republicans to not vote for any Tea Party candidates who do not know what they are espousing. I am counting on Independents to choose candidates who are intelligent and will work for the citizens. I am counting on Democrats to vote.

G. R. said...

As a life long registered independent I plan on voting for the intelligent candidate, and not a Democrat is among any of my choices.
Don't care too much for the Republicans either, but at least they aren't Democrats.
If you talk to Independents, like I have, you will find many have the same views I have. We believe both parties are taking us down the path of destruction, but the Republicans are going 60 miles an hour, while the Democrats are going warp speed.

Lynn said...

I don't particularly care for many Republicans, as in RINOs, but why would anyone vote democrat?

G. R. said...


I can explain why some people vote for Democrats. When you sit on your ass and draw a government check, you think someone owes you something just for being born, or you're jealous that someone may have something you don't, then you usually vote Democrat.
I heard Rush Limbaugh explain it this way, a leftist thinks a neighbor is rich if he has three slices of bread, while you only have one slice.