Skip to comments.The question that dogs Dems: What if Obama fails?
Posted on 03/10/2010 12:31:46 PM PST by Scanian
President Obama's strategy for closing on health care relies on blaming the insurance industry, reminding Americans that coverage is a problem and urging public opinion to shift momentum in Congress.
Not part of the equation: What if he loses?
"No Democrat wants to contemplate it and certainly no one in the administration, because the consequences are too frightful," said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar at the Brookings Institution.
The White House this week is stepping up pressure on congressional Democrats in a final drive to get reform on the books. In two rallies this week, Obama is hoping to turn public opinion back his way.
Last week's largely foregone conclusion about the Democrats using a parliamentary maneuver to pass reform with simple majorities is looking increasingly difficult.
"This one he has to win," said Hess, who added he believes Obama will prevail. "He has backed himself into that position."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
And they may even wonder who financed his education and his ongoing deception as president.
He’s already failed.
They’re just waking up to that fact.
And a lose, lose situation for the Democratic Party in November, and for 0bama in 2012.
Obama will never try to govern from the center.
1. He hates the center, the middle class, the real taxpayers.
2. Obama does not believe in governing - he views himself as a ruler and rulers don't govern they dictate.
He will spend the rest of his term trying to overrule Congress and the Supreme Court.
FAILURE for Obomba is a SUCCESS in his book!
I forget where I saw it, but Medicare is statistically the worst for denial of requested care - worse than any of the insurance companies. I remember trying to get physical therapy approved in Texas. Even if we worded the treatment plan exactly right, it was still a 50:50 crap shoot whether or not they'd approve it. They usually did approve when we sent back another request with even stronger reasons for approval, but I really think they did it in hopes we'd get discouraged and not appeal their decision.
TOLL-FREE PHONE CALLING
These toll free arrangements were set up by Obamuniust organizations to support (pause for sticking out tongue) health care reform. Use them! After all, they are free! . At the first number you must wait through a brief Obamunist tape recording. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senators office. Then you will either talk to an aide or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.
When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senators office
Code Red Tennessee Democrat Congressmen Targeted
Never mind about the so-called fixit bill: the way to defeat Obamacare is is by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.
....... WASHINGTON DC ..
.. LOCAL DISTRICT
Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
Rep. John S. Tanner 202-225-4714 Jackson office: 731-423-4848
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Obama isn't like that. He doesn't triangulate. He cannot move to the center. It would be beneath him.
When Obama goes down - it will be at the hand of the Democrats, not the Republicans.
a lose, lose situation for the Democratic Party in November, and for 0bama in 2012.
Obama is not the endgame, but another sapper
undermining American society, there WILL be others,
and probably much more distructive one as old school
dims are replaced by more radical types.
Yeah...but, they’ll BLAME it on the GOP!
“His shooting star is now on downward trajectory, just a matter of time.”
This is too passive an analogy. A more accurate framing is that Obama has now driven off the cliff in a bus with Reid, Pelosi and a large number of Dems who will be severely punished at the polls next fall if they vote for Obamacare.
It won’t hit ground until all the attempted end-arounds in Congress have failed, but when it does, there’s going to be a lot of finger-pointing about who put such an insane driver behind the wheel. Retrospective regrets is way too mild to describe how Dems will be feeling at that juncture.
And what do these dumbells think will happen IF Obamacare passes and the next day all these people show up for free health care?
The stupid people (i.e. democraps) don’t realize it does not get implemented for 4 years- but WE START PAYING TAXES FOR IT NOW!!
Saw that happen when I was living in the UK, when the loony left and the unions took over the Labour Party.
The Result? The Conservative Party ruled for close to 20 years. The Labour Party only managed to get in again, after moderates like John Smith(who suffered a sudden heart attack and died, leading to Tony Bliar taking over), took over the Labour Party from the left wing crazies.
The Democrats current domination by the loony left is only doing to lead to electoral Armageddon for them.
That was my tagline for several months in 2008 -
(Obama: Carter’s only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
I’m not happy I’m being proven correct.
If he loses on Health Care, it's a cataclysmic defeat given that he has made this his signature issue with a half-dozen famously failed prezzidential "deadline" edicts. He has spent the last year almost exclusively on getting this done. Not. Imagine three years of "lame duck" flapping and wheezing by a man whose own gross inexperience, inability to listen, nonexistent leadership skills, and horrific choices took him from the peak of worldwide adulation to the depths of National derision in one failed bid.
If he "wins" on Health Care, it's a catastrophic catalyst for more public wrath and venom than he believes possible; he loses worse than if Health Care fails. He goes from "lame duck" to "America's Most Loathed," with over 50% of his public just counting the days until we can fumigate the White House of the stench of his fetid odiousness.
Between Barack and a Hard Place will be the title of my next Vanity on this scintillating topic, and it will be an evocative, heartwarming read for all Freepers. Great family entertainment!
it means Rush Limbaugh will get his wish...which will surely make all Liberal heads explode...which is why they are doubling and tripling down on everything
Remember, we have the guns...
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