The Democrat Party is its own worst PR firm. If you just wait long enough — and it’s not often that long – they’ll contradict themselves, evidencing their abject hypocrisy.
And so it is that not too long ago, some Democrats were holding hands with Republicans, singing kumbaya and talking about the intensity of the rhetoric and how it had to be toned down. This was the immediate action drill response after the heinous assassination attempt on Republican Members of Congress, resulting in Rep. Steve Scalise being critically wounded. Blessings that Steve’s condition continues to slowly improve.
However, now that the Senate Republicans have released their healthcare plan, the Democrats have gone right back to their trick bag, like Senator Elizabeth Warren talking about “blood money.” We hear the references to people being killed, Republicans are mean and evil, and Hillary Clinton chimes in and calls the Republicans the “death party.” Yep, they’ve certainly toned down that rhetoric, huh?
So when all these over the top, emotional and dangerous quotes are reiterated and repeated at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS…well, don’t be surprised when we have another James Hodgkinson pop up. And we’ll once again have Joy Reid justifying the shooting of a Republican Member of Congress because of a voting record, or for taking a policy position opposing progressive socialists.
And look, guess who jumped in on the conversation?
As reported by the Washington Post, “Former president Barack Obama posted a nearly 1,000-word critique of the Senate health-care bill Thursday on Facebook, warning, “This bill will do you harm.” While Obama has repeatedly defended the Affordable Care Act, which represents perhaps his most significant domestic legislative achievement, Thursday’s statement was even more pointed than his previous comments.
Calling the GOP leadership’s bill “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America,” he called on Americans to push back against congressional Republicans. “Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this bill will do you harm,” the former president wrote. “And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.”
“So I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win, that there’s a reason we all chose to serve in the first place, and that hopefully, it’s to make people’s lives better, not worse,” he wrote.”
Boy, these chuckleheads just make it too easy! Now, is this the same Barack Obama who lectured us about more civil discourse after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords? And now he’s talking about meanness and “this bill will do you harm?” How, former Mr. President, a paper cut? Obama says this “is not about sport or notching a political win” — hmm, wasn’t he the one who said in 2009, “I won, get over it?” I guess these liberal progressives really believe we don’t have a brain or the capacity to recall their previous statements.
Then again, young Otto Warmbier was just buried in his hometown. Perhaps I missed it, but did Barack Barry Soetoro Hussein Obama say anything by way of a Facebook post apologizing for his “strategic patience” that cost that young American his life? Well, that’s mean, that action of Obama did harm. Thanks to Obama, a healthy young American fella was tortured into a coma, then died. I suppose I could apply a little play on words here, as it shows just how much “Obamacared.”
So, my recommendation to ol’ Barry is to find a nice safe space, grab a binky and a nice cup of chamomile tea, and Sierra-Tango-Hotel-Uniform!
We are in this situation with our healthcare because of you and this anchor about our necks called Obamacare. You, Barack, unless you’ve forgotten, were awarded the Politifact “Lie of the Year” in 2013 for saying that we could keep our doctors and our insurance. You say the Senate GOP healthcare plan is “a massive transfer of wealth from the middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America”…what a grand lie and deception.
What about your own Obamacare massive wealth redistribution plan that told young healthy people they would pay for others? What about the twenty taxes that were part of Obamacare, and the ignorance of a “tanning tax?” Why was it necessary to raise taxes on capital gains, dividends, and rob Medicare Part D? Why did you nationalize college student loans and raise the interest rates on our deserving college students, then come back and cry about college student debt? Why would you tax Health Savings Accounts instead of expanding them so that Americans have a “tax free” method of taking care of their routine medical practices and procedures?
You assail the insurance industry but why did Obamacare, through the risk corridors, promise the insurance industry a taxpayer funded bailout when the inevitable would happen…insurance premiums would rise astronomically and folks would reject your mandate to unconstitutionally purchase a private sector product.
The Supreme Court ruled Obamacare wasn’t consistent with the Commerce Clause, but Justice Roberts bailed out your tail by granting Congress an enormous power of taxation which you used for behavior modification — that’s mean and evil, sir!
All your little foolish scheme called Obamacare represents is a massive expansion of Medicaid, just as you massively expanded the welfare nanny-state and Americans in poverty with your boneheaded economic policies. The Senate GOP plan would simply roll back the Medicaid expansion YOU created, just like you reversed Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms. We have an anemic GDP growth thanks to you. However, what you and your ilk, progressive socialists, prefer is to have more Americans dependent on what you give them, and that is mean, evil, and does serious harm.
Obamacare is such a great success that there are counties and states that no longer have health insurance coverage. Your state-level exchanges and co-ops have failed, and that’s what your liberal progressive media accomplices will never say, so your acolytes remain mindless lemmings and Lenin-esque “useful idiots.”
You know Barack, come to think about it, failure just seems to follow you. Let’s consider that you were an Illinois State Senator and a US Senator from Illinois…how well is that state doing fiscally? You’re from Chicago — well, no need to lay out the travails emanating from that city. Doggone, you couldn’t even align yourself with the Chicago Cubs, and barely could name Chicago White Sox players. And then you said in 2008 after winning that “Chicago is coming to Washington DC” — darn, do we ever regret that…and now you won’t leave Washington DC, where you cancelled the DC school voucher program for deserving young minority children — doing harm. That’s mean and evil.
You, sir, are a liar, a deceiver and a hypocrite. Please, do us all a favor and crawl back under that rock from whence you came. Y’all set up Obamacare to fail and your dream of a single payer system is the desired end state. You are mad because everything that would be in your presidential library is starting to be extinct and it would more resemble a museum of very bad ancient history. Sadly the Republicans refuse to be true Constitutional Conservatives and refute all that you stand for because they lack the intestinal fortitude to look you and your kind in the eye and call them out.
The problem is we’re running away from free market principles and surrendering our most important freedom and liberty — our bodies — to the government. The duty and responsibility of the federal government is to set the conditions, with effective policy, that enables us, the American people to “pursue happiness.” What is mean, evil and does undue harm is the drive towards a government seeking to “guarantee happiness.” Incentivize healthy living and individual responsibility for healthcare, stop cowering to the K-Street lobbyists and use that which is an uncommon virtue in Washington DC, common sense.
But, to Barack Obama, I read that you’re considering going back out on the campaign trail. Please do. It would be nice for you to remind us exactly why what happened in November 2016, and in every previous midterm election and state-level elections have happened. The Democrat Party continues to get taken behind the woodshed because we don’t want to be a nation subjugated, coerced, intimidated and threatened into conformity with progressive socialism. And your face reminds us of that.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]