Star Parker

Instead of talking about "health care reform", the White House website now uses the focus group tested "health insurance reform." Make the insurance companies the bad guys.

And they, along with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, claim that grassroots protests at town hall meetings are manufactured.

Perhaps they also think that Quinnipiac University pollsters, who now report that 39 percent of Americans "approve of the way Barack Obama is handling health care" and 52 percent disapprove, are being paid off by insurance companies.

Suggestions that grass roots protests prevent the White House from getting its message to the public are hilarious. This president has been on a honeymoon with the press for the last six months. You can't turn the TV on without seeing him.

He has had an unprecedented four prime time press conferences in six months. No. Their problem is not that President Obama has not communicated. Their problem is that he has. We've got the message and we don't want it. We don't want bureaucrats determining what health care is and how we get it. We don't want abortion, much less federally funded. Or government meddling with how our elderly live out their lives. And we don't want trillion dollar deficits. Perhaps Mr. Obama, who once suggested he admires Lincoln, will grasp Lincoln's understanding that ours is a government "of the people, by the people, for the people."

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.