What has been the hallmark of Barrack Obama’s entire political life, double talk, reversing himself on any policy that was supposed to be based on some conviction or, to put it bluntly, out and out lying to take the political heat off, has reared its head again with healthcare reform.
Not to say I told you so but I wrote that Obama was a snake oil salesman for more than a year, all through the Democratic primaries to up to and including the present, and he has lived up to everything
And when it comes to healthcare reform, “snake oil salesman” couldn’t be more appropriate. Because for a year Obama has been pitching a healthcare bill that he said was good for what ails us and never delivered.
For almost a year he went from town to town, doing town hall meetings telling us he had just what the country needed.. But it turned out to be nothing but a bottle of snake oil. — flavored water and nothing more.
Now Obama is saying that “we should take our time before formulating a new health care bill”. This is the man that last July told congress he wanted a healthcare bill on his desk by the end of August. August.
Is this a guy with convictions or what?
What we’ve been getting from Obama for a year is not a direction but dereliction. And that crackling sound you hear is the sound of Obama’s knees buckling. Again.
This is what Obama told Democrats at a meeting:
“What I’d like to do is have a meeting whereby I’m sitting with the Republicans, sitting with the Democrats, sitting with health-care experts, and let’s just go through these bills — their ideas, our ideas — let’s walk through them in a methodical way so that the American people can see and compare what makes the most sense,”
Havent we seen this movie before? This is what Obama said he was going to do in the first place. This is what started him on the road to ruin with healthcare reform, giving the Republicans a platform for obstructionism. But Obama just whips out the same failed ideas, the same bottle of snake oil, and offer it again and think people are going to buy it. But maybe not anymore.
Now it seems Obama has given up healthcare reform. And what is he selling now? Jobs and the economy. No really. This time he means it.
Of course that was what he was supposed to be doing for the last year. Didn’t he keep talking about how dire the situation was that he inherited? With the economy in such bad shape and needing attention, didn’t he mock people who suggested he was taking on too much?
Well ,you’re not taking on too much when you have no intention on following through anyway and wil give it up as soon as it seems too hard.. Then all you have to do is talk.
So why, according to Obama, is healthcare reform now any less urgent than before? The answer as everyone knows is, it isnt. But Obama has taken some political blows lately and, like a prize fighter with no heart, he doesn’t want more. So he is high tailing it to the next town, this one called Economy before the citizenry at Healthcare Reform catches up with him.
The senate needs to forget about Obama. Healthcare reform with a public option should be rammed through using reconciliation which is the only thing that will work and the only thing that can keep Democrats from serious losses in the fall. It could also revive the party. As long as they ignore Obama’s double talk.