Once again that much-lauded “transparency” promised by Candidate Obama is nowhere to be seen from President Obama.
Candidate Obama promised us when it came to health care…
“But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.”
Something else doesn’t add up here.
Obama also said,
I would put my plan forward and I would welcome input.
The public will be part of the conversation.
I respect what the Clintons tried to do in 1993 in moving health reform forward. But they made one really big mistake. And that is that they took all their people and all their experts into a room and then they closed the door. And they tried to design the plan in isolation from the American people. And we will work on this process publicly. It will be on C-SPAN, it will be streaming over the net.
Part of what we have to do is enlist the American people in this process.
Well, even though you’ve tried to ram this thing down everyone’s throats before they get a chance to look at it, you’ve HAD the American people involved in this process in town hall meeting after town hall meeting after town hall meeting.
And have you welcomed that enlistment?
Ah, no. Now that the American people are telling you what they think of your socialist, un-American, freedom-robbing, deficit-spending plan, you’ve labeled them “astroturf” and “mobs” and “paid activists” who were “bussed in” and so on.
Now that you’re heard from the American people, you’ve said you plan to “Punch back twice as hard.”
And if the people are supposed to be such a welcome part of the process, why are we lied to at every turn about what’s in the bill and what the intent is here? Why are we told we can keep our existing insurance when the bill makes it clear the sun will quickly set on all our existing health care insurance?
Why hide the intent to get taxpayer funded abortion out of it? Why hide the death counseling? Why hide the inevitable rationing? Why the attempt to put so much perfume on this nasty pig? Why all the deception if the people are such a welcome part of the process?
I don’t see a whole lot of welcoming of the people’s input here. I see a Marxist president and a Marxist congress zealous to force an un-American socialist plan on the American people and quash their God-given freedom.
But then, those that had eyes to see and ears to hear got just what we knew we would from Barack Obama.