Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Party of No

"Let no one deceive you with empty words."
The Apostle Paul to the Ephesians, Chapter 5, verse 6

The President introduced (finally) his version of health care "reform" yesterday. And despite his warning to the Republicans to avoid "political theatre" he placed himself at center stage in this Tragedy. There are those much better equipped to analyze the bill but in summary, this seems to be the worst of the House and Senate bills, stewed into one giant ooze of higher costs, declining care and a greater role for the one of the most inept and unaccountable governments in our 200+ year history. All that and deficit reduction, too.

Deception. Empty words.

There is a small part of me that wants to watch the Great Magician pull that rabbit out of his hat, that is by spending one trillion dollars he will defy the laws of economics and actually REDUCE the deficit. But, of course, the stakes are too high, and he would never do it in front of the cameras anyway. Anita Dunn (Obama's former director of communications) was quoted in the January 25, 2010 New Yorker as saying the following: "For us, transparency has never meant that we put our internal decision-making on display. We didn't during the campaign. We try not to here. Transparency is what the decision is, and why it was made. The process by which it was arrived at is not central." (emphasis mine)

Is this even worth commenting on?

Deception. Empty words.

So Obama, chides the Republicans not to engage in "political theatre" as they prepare to come to a meeting he called to discuss the health care "crisis" in a bi-partisan fashion. Except, wait a minute, there is no discussion on the table. What is on the table is his bill, crafted behind closed doors with Democrats only. No Republicans allowed.

And it isn't a new bill, it is the worst of the old. Despite the fact that 61% of Americans polled (according to Rasmussen) say the old plan should be scrapped and a new plan developed from scratch Obama pushes forward with the destructive and unpopular ideas that swept Scott Brown into the Senate. After promising to make jobs #1 this President is introducing yet another job slaying bill while piling trillions of dollars onto the national debt.

So here's my vote. Mr. McConnell, Mr. Boehner, be the Party of No. Vote No. Argue No. Stand firm in opposition. Doing nothing when the something being offered stinks to high heaven is a good thing. Just as parents tell their children no when they indulge in bad or destructive behavior, tell Obama and Pelosi and Reid: "No! The American people don't want your health care. No more deception. No more empty words. No. No. No."

Oh, and Mr. McConnell, Mr. Boehner, consider the wise words of Sir Winston Churchill:

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