Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obamacare: The primetime pitch

Five minutes to speech time… my first mistake was turning on MSNBC to start off with. According to Keith Olbermann, who’s always grimacing as if he just got a colonoscopy with a rose bush, we have what amounts to a third world health care system that can only be saved by a government that has demonstrated nothing but third world aspirations.

Fox News: “Obama’s running late.” Cabinet introduced — if you want to make half of them scatter, yell “Freeze! IRS!”

What, no parade of czars?

Does it seem odd that the president is so late to something that he says time is of the essence? Guns n Roses was more punctual.

By the way, if you aren’t near a TV you can watch the carnage online here.

Here he is… TOTUS stands at the ready:

“I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.” So at least we do agree on something.

“We are the only Democracy on earth that allows such hardship for its people.” Does Obama think he’s speaking in the Middle East again?

Michelle O. looks like she’s missing her favorite television show or something. Don’t worry, it’ll be over soon.

One reason people oppose Obamacare is not because the current system is grand, but because Obama’s “reformers” have done nothing but screwed up everything they’ve touched for the past several years, and the frequency and scope of the incompetence, idiocy, theft, Marxist leanings, lies and desperation is increasing exponentially. In other words, just because we don’t want a deaf, dumb and blind thief to take the wheel of the school bus doesn’t necessarily mean we’re thrilled with the current driver.

You can almost see the dollar signs in Pelosi’s freshly lifted eyes, can’t you?

Great, I’m reminded yet again why I didn’t want to vote for McCain.

“All Americans will be required to carry health insurance just like they’re required to carry auto insurance.” Sure, but I can choose not to have a car.

Pardon me for being cynical about not completely believing Obama’s “death panel” denial when the people writing the health care bill(s) will fight to the last for the glorious right to kill babies. Given that, why would offing a geezer here and there be considered so incredibly immoral?

Are politicians clapping at the prospect of keeping private industry honest? It’s the other way around or nothing at all.

Hey, where’s the UPS/FedEx vs. UPS example?

“But wait, there’s more! If you’re one of the next one million callers….”

As it concerns the health care bill(s), we can believe Obama, or our lying eyes.

Throwing a bone on tort reform, then reeling it back in. The trial lawyers in Congress got shrinkage there for a second, but they’re okay now.

“More businesses will close” if government doesn’t spend another trillion dollars minimum?

If you had “46 minutes in” before Obama mentioned Ted Kennedy, you win the pool.

“Our self reliance. Our rugged individualism, our fierce defense of freedom and our healthy skepticism of government.” Did I walk in on the wrong speaker?

Speech ends. Feel better about America now?

Rep. Charles Boustany, a doctor, with the GOP response. Not bad, but still lacking enough punch — it needed something like “If you want the health care of your family in the hands of a bunch of people who couldn’t even properly budget a friggin’ car sale, be my guest.”

By Doug Powers