What I’ve been having trouble figuring out is why BO is pushing so hard on this healthcare monstrosity, why he’s intent on cramming it down the throats of the American people . . . even as he knows full well that we do not want it. He does know this. There’s been some speculation that maybe he’s just insulated and out of touch down there in D. C., that he’s in some sort of bubble that makes it impossible for him to hear or see us. But that just doesn’t hold water.
He quotes polls using the same desperate “logic” that loony leftie politicians and pundits use (taken separately–you know, outside that huge, ill-conceived, poorly-written, myopic, and ill-disguised government takeover–the American people like individual portions of the bill, select portions they’ve been fed without the context in which said approved changes will be enacted or the “unintended” consequences that are sure to follow); he skittered out of DC for the first March on Washington (not sure he’ll have time to get out of town for next week’s March, which promises to be even larger . . . and just as peaceful); he mocks, belittles, and antagonizes Fox News and its viewers because we aren’t fawning over this nightmare (either nightmare–him or the healthcare travesty). Oh, he knows that we, the people don’t want this. And he doesn’t care.
Is he an ideologue? A malignant narcissist? Yes, and yes. Is he up to something sinister, have something underhand in mind for our country? Maybe (I think so, but we’ll see). So setting aside those explanations for the time being (and the mountains of evidence that healthcare is but one part of his scary socialist progressive puzzle), what if he simply believes that this is about “his legacy”? He wants to be the beloved father of American universal healthcare–the kind, benevolent, well-meaning president that future generations will love, remember with fondness. He wants to be “great.” And he sees this as a ticket to that greatness.
Not on my watch. I don’t care if this bill doesn’t take effect for several years, I won’t forget. And every single person who suffers because they don’t have anesthesia, who receives substandard care, who dies because the government’s cost-benefit analysis showed they didn’t warrant treatment or care, who is rejected because they are too old, too ill, too expensive . . . every single one of them will be a victim of Obama. Every person who loses their own insurance, their own doctor, their own plan will be an Obama victim. I will shout from every rooftop his name in conjunction with every failure.
Every time someone comes forward with a government-related health care complaint, it will be tied directly and repeatedly to Obama’s name. Every person who is forced onto a government plan will be an Obama victim. Every time someone declares personal bankruptcy or sinks into poverty as a result of the costs and effects of this healthcare bill, Obama will be the reason. Every single time, every single person. This is his baby, and if he wants to take the credit for it, counting on the short memory of the American public, he can go ahead . . . at the cost of his own “legacy.” He will forever be tied to everything that results from this bill. His “legacy” will be one of suffering, restricted liberties, crushing taxes, rationed care, substandard care for
all most. His “legacy” will be one of dashed hopes, dampened American spirit, dead dreams. As American health care and medical innovation decline, and they will, Obama will carry that “legacy.” That is my pledge.