Saturday, February 20, 2010


The White House obsession with health care borders on the pathological at this point. A month after Scott Brown won his earthquake victory in Massachusetts, the Obama administration is reportedly writing its' own bill which is then to be passed through reconciliation. Are we to believe they think the American people will suddenly adore this bill if it is passed by what is commonly referred to as "the nuclear option?" They can not let it go. It's nearly impossible to believe they can be so staggeringly ignorant they would pass this bill by the most divisive means possible. Still they persist.

Political analyst Charlie Cook likened this administration's obsession with health care to Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq. Whether you agree or disagree with the analogy, it is stunning to hear a decidely left-leaning but fair analyst discuss the magnitude of the health care failure and its implications for this White House and the Democratic Congress. Cook makes some grim statements on the fate of Democrats in the following clip. Full transcript available at National Journal

H/T:Hot Air


  1. They believe now they will have it passed, by changing the rules, before May.

  2. In a way I hope they do it. The resulting uproaar will be louder than The Shot Heard Round The World.

    If ever there was moment to sound the death knell for progressivism, this is it. Let them shove this turd sandwich down our throats, and we'll bury their political careers under an avalanche of votes for conservative replacements.

    Waterloo indeed.

  3. It's a good thing that Obama was never in the US Senate long enough to know the procedural nightmare that is reconciliation. In the words of Inigo Montoya, "I do not think that word means what you think it means...."

  4. Inigo Montoya was dead on then. It is stunning to think they are seriously contemplating this route. Still, you have to wonder if they are suicidal by continuing to focus on health care whether they intend to go through with reconciliation or not. Every day they spend on it works to the Republicans advantage.


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