[Hat tip to Mark Levin for linking to this Sowell article]
Sowell must be racist, huh? According to the media, those of us who do not salute every utterance out of the Dear Leader’s mouth are motivated by racism. I for one do not care that Obama’s skin is brown but I very much care that his politics are red.
The brilliant Dr. Sowell points out something that Charlie Gibson (advocate for the left) probably has not mentioned to the proles: though they are rushing this bill through Congress, it does not go into effect until after the next Presidential election!
One plain fact should outweigh all the words of Barack Obama and all the impressive trappings of the setting in which he says them: He tried to rush Congress into passing a massive government takeover of the nation’s medical care before the August recess– for a program that would not take effect until 2013!
Whatever President Obama is, he is not stupid. If the urgency to pass the medical care legislation was to deal with a problem immediately, then why postpone the date when the legislation goes into effect for years– more specifically, until the year after the next Presidential election?
If this is such an urgently needed program, why wait for years to put it into effect? And if the public is going to benefit from this, why not let them experience those benefits before the next Presidential election?
He answers his own question, but you already knew why Mr. Obama is doing what he is doing:
If we do not believe that the President is stupid, then what do we believe? The only reasonable alternative seems to be that he wanted to get this massive government takeover of medical care passed into law before the public understood what was in it.
Moreover, he wanted to get re-elected in 2012 before the public experienced what its actual consequences would be.
What a complete hardball-politics slimeball Barack Obama is. This is a new leader? This is HopenChange? This clown is attempting to ram Soviet-style health care down our throats but does not want us to get a taste of how bad it will be until he is safely into his second term in the White House. True to form as a statist, he consistently shows that creating and cementing more government dependence is his raison d’etre. His reason for being.
One would imagine that the press would be performing their watchdog duties if a Republican tried such a thing. Of course, when a leftist is in power the American Media morphs from watchdogs into lapdogs.