The magical spell that President Barack Obama has placed on Americans is unraveling. It's painfully evident that President Obama's words no longer match the self-evident facts. His rambling filibusters at press conferences invite more questions than provide needed clarity.
Because of the stream of broken promises--you can keep the healthcare insurance you have, healthcare costs will go down, unemployment won't go above 8%, the national debt will be reduced in my first term, using chemical weapons is a "red line" that requires a stronger response--more and more Americans are losing trust in their president. Even once-supportive liberals are no longer enamored by his soaring but vacuous rhetoric.
After 35 years of service in Washington, Montana Democrat Max Baucus is leaving the Senate, but he's not going quietly. After helping to craft and pass Obamacare as chairman of that tax-writing panel, Baucus confessed in March that the health care law is "a huge train wreck coming down." The design and implementation of online insurance exchanges to serve 20 million people across 34 states is terribly behind schedule and the cost is estimated to be $240 billion more than planned.
With companies cutting employees and work hours to avoid the crippling costs of the new law, this "train wreck" is going to negatively impact the very people Obamacare hoped to help! We're experiencing the truth in P. J. O'Rourke's observation: "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."
The Washington Post, the paper whose Woodward and Bernstein story launched Watergate, is not a bastion of conservative thought. Their fact-check columnist has already given Obama the dreaded Four Pinocchio rating for untruthfulness for "Obama's fanciful claim that Congress 'proposed' the sequester."
Even as he blamed Republicans for the sequester, a bipartisan Congress, facing rage from their constituents, put an end to President Obama adminstration's politically motivated airport delays. This president talks "non-partisan solutions" but lives "my way or the highway." Instead of working with Congress to find real savings in a bloated bureaucracy, President Obama tried scoring political points by fueling a phony crisis.
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