These are not tweaks to a glorious constitutional republic, but a frantic effort to undo this republic brick by brick. And the American people have finally gotten wise to what's going on and are mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore.
But probably not used to running into much adversity in his adult life, Obama's doubtlessly been thrown for a major psychological loop as he's run into the fierce grass-roots resistance to his radical agenda.
Based on what we can glean from his background, we have to assume he remains in that policy cocoon in which he has been surrounded mostly by radicals who see America through different lenses than most Americans do. He truly believes that America has to change in dramatic ways and that he is the only guy who can make it happen, i.e., "The One."
What, then, is a conflicted messiah to do when he's caught in an inner struggle between his narcissism and his uncompromising ideology and must choose either his desire for personal popularity or his driving compulsion to change this nation into a full-blown socialist state?
Given the enormity of his ego, I'm betting he still thinks he can thread the needle by delivering a command-control economy to a people too ignorant to realize it's not in their best interests and still retain their adulation. He must, because government-run health care is his proverbial hill to die on.
So in the coming days, look for an acceleration of his propaganda campaign to deceive Americans into believing his socialized health plan actually would increase free market choices, that its inevitable rationing and reduced quality of care would actually be increased access for everyone, that the government really wouldn't control the doctor-patient relationship when blueprints for such controls are already in and integral to the proposed legislation, that the plan would provide free health care for everyone at less cost, and that end-of-life counseling instituted by the government under the plan would be purely driven by empathy and compassion rather than a stark, chilling effort to persuade seniors to do their part to unburden the system.
The faux messiah faces the test of his life. Saul Alinsky, the godfather of street organizing, will be watching from the grave to see whether his best student can finally consummate the Marxists' generations-long boast of conquering this nation without having to fire a shot.