I think Obama’s remainder is anything but Lame Duck. This man is an oppressive narcissist and a tyrant. Once his cabal of ideological how to best ‘optic out’ a complete transition to Single Payer (without calling it that), he will act ruthlessly.
By executive order, he will order insurance companies to pay claims, hospitals to treat, and suspend pending litigation during the interim wherein HE will have a national healthcare scheme frameworked.
It will be declared under national emergency, and the very first action will be a massive national tax - and he’ll order the IRS to collect it.
Democrats are not going to give the idea of national healthcare up without a massive fight.
I’m not sure the gyrations will take the exact form you predict, but like you, I believe we’ll be looking at the actions and animations of a caged animal when it comes to morphing this cursed thing into its next, next, and next forms.
I definitely know it will not go quietly.
I agree with your assessment. He’s got something even worse up his sleeve and he feels that the crisis he has created with this will give him the opportunity to do it.
I think you ‘re right on the massive tax, too. One of the big demands of the global progressive movement right now is a one- time 10% tax on wealth (that is, on assets) of anyone possessing more than a certain amount. I think this is what he is going to try to do in the US and that by collapsing health care and creating this crisis in the lives of the citizens, he has set the stage to simply order this tax.
Think about it, folks: The biggest complaint the Republican Party has right now is that Obama is refusing to follow the mandates of a law that they never supported in the first place ... and he's doing this only because the House and Senate Democrats who passed the stupid law in the first place don't want to face the political consequences of the stupid law they passed.
It doesn't get any more bizarre than that.
It is obvious Congress is completely helpless. All they seem to be able to do is propose "new legislation" to outlaw what 0bama is doing but he is thumbing his nose and already merrily doing it. Harry Reid will ignore legislation and even if it were somehow passed 0bama would never sign it.
The GOP? They've already given up fighting over the budget and deficits so that is no longer a threat to the agenda. 0bama's on a roll, and things are going even better than he expected, IMHO. He'll have this country in chaos and the Democrats and the MSM propaganda organs trumpeting single payer within six months. He will simply "make it happen", ignoring Congress (whom he is already ignoring) and do it using 0bamacare legislation which he is changing daily anyhow. Any legal shackles on this were left lying in the dirt long ago and nothing is going to happen in the courts to stop this for years, if ever.
Who's going to stop him? The feckless Gutless Old Party? The GOP-e is not even bothering to fighting back. They're passive, allowing things to play out, hoping they don't lose any political capital or get criticized by the media and they figure the prize falls into their hands in the end, when they expect to "win" in 2014.
The 2014 elections? Don't make me laugh. The voting system is now massively corrupted and rigged where it counts. Electronic voting machine fraud, massive voter fraud in key areas, and early get-out-the-vote schemes and last minute absentee ballots with little or no oversight have assured this. Besides, there is NO WAY the GOP even if they win the Senate is going to over ride 0bama's veto and there will never be enough votes to impeach him. The GOP couldn't be more deluded.
Tyrants never go away unless they are forced to do so. We are in a new paradigm we haven't seen since just after the French and Indian Wars. The solution (if it is implemented) is going to lie outside our normal course of business.