Friday, September 4, 2009

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 09-04

No to Government-run healthcare! Keep the government off my body!

Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent Ugh!

A Doctor's Plan for Legal Industry Reform, My modest proposal to rearrange how lawyers do business. From the Wall Street Journal. It's funny because it is true.

Harry Jekyll and Harry Hyde Never the two shall meet. About Harry Reid's mood swings at Townhalls.

Rangel Plays Race Card, Says Obamacare The Victim He's such a classy guy.

Obama is losing Chicago (did he ever really have it?) Barack Obama support a bit shaky in Illinois, Tribune poll finds

Marta Mossburg asks Why Democrats lost the health care debate in The Washington Examiner. The answer seems to be wine and cheese.

Despite Best Efforts, Rep. Baron Hill Ends Up on YouTube In a Compromising Position. It is speculated in this post that Rep. Baron "cannot possibly be this big a jerk all the time." Well, possibly not. He's certainly not as big an ass as Pete Stark.

Florida Exodus: Rising Taxes Drive Out Residents. I don't know why this is so difficult for democrats to understand. It has been proven over and over again but they just don't get it. Lower taxes, increased revenues. Increased taxes, lower revenues. 2+2=4. DUH.

Related to the above. The Coming Reset in State Government, My fellow governors and I are likely facing a permanent reduction in tax revenues.

Interesting post over at, here. I'm taking it slightly out of context but I do like this line, "there’s nothing in the Bible about caring for the sick by rendering unto Caesar."

Damn! The Honeymoon Is Over! Too bad the presidency isn't.

TARP Tall Tales Yes, it is about TARP not Obamacare but one just leads to the other as in, if the government can't handly TARP, how on earth will it be able to handle 1/8th of the United States' economy? Nothing is too big to fail but when Obamacare fails (as all socialized healthcare programs do) it will be our health and lives that fail with it.

Ann Althouse points out that the stress is affecting Obama.

Man Who Lost Finger to Bite by ObamaCare Supporter Tells Story to Cavuto

Dem: Obama hasn't led on healthcare

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. Biden fills vacationing Obama's void

$1,500,000,000 for Obamacare but no jobs for thee. Jobless rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K jobs lost in Aug.

Coruscating on Thin Ice, The Obama administration is young and out of touch. From the Wall Street Journal

New Jobs Numbers Require Dems to Drop Plans for Job-Killing Government Takeover of Health Care, Boehner Says

Obama Aides Aim to Simplify and Scale Back Health Bills. I don't care what they propose - All I know is I do not want the government involved with my body or my health. Period.

David Axelrod as Christopher Walken, I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Obama!
Now, more than a month later, things look even worse. The obvious solution? Even more cowbell.

But what is lacking is not cowbell, it’s substance the American people can support. Obama will reportedly be “more specific,” but he won’t commit himself to any particular piece of legislation. This suggests that the White House still thinks it has a communication problem, and if only it dispels the cloud of “lies” belched up by the opposition, there will be nothing but blue skies ahead.

Funny how the people who run the most sophisticated communication operation in the history of the presidency keep concluding that their difficulties stem from their inability to get their message out and never from what their message actually is.

And so, rather than change the substance of the message, they’re grabbing an even bigger megaphone: an address to a joint session of Congress. Three out of the last four presidents gave just one address to a joint session of Congress, and all but one of them reserved such occasions for major international events, like a war or, in Ronald Reagan’s case, a breakthrough with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Only Bill Clinton used such a venue for a domestic priority: health-care reform.

That didn’t work out so well either.

Just seven months into Obama’s presidency, the White House is turning up the faders on the cowbell as loud as they will go. And, heck, if you love cowbell, it’s going to be a real treat. But in all the ways that matter, it may just end up being more noise.

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