Keep in mind, folks, that this is a bill the public has clearly indicated it does not want passed. Americans are not ready for socialized medicine. But Obama and his party don't care. They are forcing it down our throats as quickly as they can, unilaterally -- to borrow their favorite term to criticize President Bush's foreign policy.
The White House is also being completely dismissive -- another term Obama is fond of using, to describe the United States before he ascended to the throne -- concerning legitimate questions about the constitutionality of Obamacare.
Consider this: No fewer than 13 state attorneys general signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, expressing their "grave concern" over the constitutionality of one provision of the bill. This provision would cause the federal government to grant special favors to Nebraska (subsidizing its Medicaid costs) pursuant to the Democrats' bribe to secure Sen. Ben Nelson's support. (I might note that the attorneys general could have asserted quite a few other constitutional challenges, such as the bill's unlawful mandate that people be forced to buy health insurance and the utter lack of constitutional authority for the federal government to legislate in this area at all.)
How did the White House respond when asked about this letter?
Well, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, after admitting he hadn't even read the letter, said, "I do not believe that anybody has legitimate constitutional concerns about the legislation."
That settles it then. Chief Justice Gibbs has spoken. Also, when asked whether Obama supported the provision giving special treatment to Nebraska, he glibly said, "He's a supporter of the Senate bill, so I don't know what that will lead you to conclude." How's that for a little sarcasm chaser to top off your shot of corruption?
Even Nancy Pelosi, a piece of work in her own right, is no longer vouching for the integrity of her Fearless Leader. When asked about Obama's broken campaign pledge to air health care negotiations on C-SPAN, she quipped, "Really? There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail."
A question for you lingering Obama supporters: How is his "man of the people" facade looking to you now?
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