Here is the Obamacare Hotline's House Whip Count updated daily. Thank you Saul Anuzis
This isn't going to be an overly long post because, as one might infer from the title, all that can/could or should be said about the ponies and pixie dust plan of Health Care Reform has already been said.
The President knows this to be true as well ...
The majority of what I saw in that video was nothing more than rank fear mongering, tactics which the progressive left has successfully been painting as the modus operandi of the right for years.
The general push of these tactics today are that if Obamacare is not passed, then from this day forward your chances of having healthcare when you need it are somehow less.
I suppose that is a step back for this President. After all, he did imply that Dr.'s were hacking off perfectly healthy feet and ripping out perfectly healthy tonsils just to make a profit.
I understand why the President is doing this though, and so does Nancy Pelosi.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, is aiming to have the House of Representatives pass the Senate's health care bill by March 17.
A separate package of changes designed in part to make the overall measure more palatable to House liberals then would be approved by both chambers through a legislative maneuver known as reconciliation. Bills passed under reconciliation require a Senate majority of 51 votes. Democrats lost their filibuster-proof, 60-seat Senate supermajority with the January election of Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts.
They know that if they don't strike now, they will have lost this opportunity for another generation. As has been noted by many, reconcilliation is an after the fact fix that will never see the light of day. The Administration is going for the end goal here and they are engaging in classic fearmongering to get there.
I wanted to address this before I begin my general 'fisking" ... now let us begin.
Here are a few things of note from the above clip.
... when you hit 48 you start realizing things start breaking down a little bit.
I wonder, is he referring to his health, or the health of his coalition in congress?
You can't have a system that works better for the insurance companies than it does for the people.
Well sir, I don't think we should have a system that works better for the government than it does for the individual.
Now let's deal with a few other highlights from the related CNN article and my general thoughts on those..
Stand with me and fight with me. ... Let's seize reform. It's within our grasp.
... Obama said to the closed audience while Tea Patiers protested outside. Sir, the people are clearly against you.
"You had 10 years," Obama said in reference to GOP control of Congress. "What were you doing?"
We were following the long standing rules of the Senate, Democrat attempts to characterize things to the contrary notwithstanding.
The President, and his party, still don't get it. Even with McConnell telling them plainly how it is.
If the bill does go through, avoiding a GOP filibuster by using the reconciliation tactic in the Senate, the battle moves to its next stage.
"Every election this fall will be a referendum on this bill," McConnell said.
Every election. McConnell is 100% correct in that assesment. The people have clearly spoken in poll after poll and march after march.
Alas, the Emporor hasn't a clue that he is standing naked for all to see ...
Obama said Monday he's not inclined to take "advice about what's good for Democrats" from McConnell.
Good, I didn't really want you to pivot to the center and win a second term anyhow. Mr. President, your ideas are anathema to freedom, and everyday you push forward on this more and more come to realize that as truth.
Those of you who live in vulnerable districts ... we need you to be lighting up the phone lines right about now.
We must scrap this bill and make sure it never becomes law.
Aaron B. Gardner