Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama Squanders Political Opportunity of a Lifetime

It could have been a "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," moment.

It could have been an "Ask not what your country can do for you . . . ," moment.

But it wasn't.

In front of a television audience of 26 million, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, Barack Obama blew it.

The press lobbed him softball question, as they often do, asking him to comment on the controversial arrest of a black Harvard Professor by a white Cambridge Massachusetts Police Officer.

Obama could have come out smelling like a rose, by answering as follows:

"Members of the press, with all respect, I wonder, would you have posed this question to my predecessor?"

Obama could have gone on to say:

"I cannot respond to national events as the black President, but rather as the President, who happens to be black. We must view each other as individuals, not color prepended individuals, or we will never move past destructive and divisive issues of race in our nation."

But no. For all his talk of taking the high road, when Obama's opportunity came, he blew it, indirectly attacking the police officer who made the arrest, saying, "the Cambridge police acted stupidly."

Yeah, the President blew it, but more importantly, his cover was blown. We got his candid opinion about a potentially inflamatory situation, and he threw gasoline on it.

So much for "change". So much for "new politics". So much for "bipartisanship".

What Americans saw on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 was a President who let a simple question from a reporter wrap him up in his racial identity as "America's first black president" instead of America's first President who "happens to be black".

Too bad.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Simple Truths about Health Care

Lots of people keep talking about how complicated health care is.

But here are some simple truths about health care.

Weak economy equals bad health care

That's right. No country with a bad economy can sustain a quality health care system. This is something Obama never talks about in his health care reform pitch.

Government health insurance does not equal health care

Imagine your surprise under the Obama Health Plan. You get a card and a policy, but no health care. The government will have no money to provide health care.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama's Health Care Desert

What is a bottle of water worth?

If you've been out in the desert all day and you're dying of thirst, a bottle of water is worth a lot. If you are dying of thirst, a bottle of water would be worth everything you own.

The governmenment's new healthcare plan is an attempt to create a healthcare desert; a national system in which healthcare is alloted to Americans like water in the desert.

Can you imagine a better way to control people?

Who do you suppose gets quality healthcare in Cuba or the Soviet Union, those in favor of the government, or political dissdents?

What better way to control people than by withholding something their children need to live?

The companies and government officials who control healthcare in this century will be our new elite. The old 21rst century military methods of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao look naive compared to the sophisticated new method of allocating, controlling, and withholding healthcare, the stuff of life.

I can't read Obama's mind. But it's obvious that the Obama Administration wants to put Americans into the healthcare desert. It will be a cross between organized crime and a tyranical dictatorship, indistinguishable from the Soviet "kleptocracy" of the 80's.

Are you ready to give up your freedom? Are you ready to live in a healthcare dictatorship? Just give the government control of your healthcare plan, and move into the Obama healthcare desert.