Instead of health care, Obama is courting a political death for his inexperienced, unqualified, self and for the Obama Dimocratic Party.
As Obama courts political death, Bill Clinton celebrates his birthday. Today we celebrate along side good ol’ Bill. Happy Birthday Bill.
As Bill celebrates alongside Hillary, with big smiles and some giggles, followed by several hearty laughs; Barack Obama sees the approach of the high priests of the Obama church, laden with incense, accompanied by medical practioners – ready to administer last rites and sign the political death certificate for the Chicago incompetent who race-baited his way to the White House.
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Political death approaches. Today not only has Obama slipped to 51% approval, the Dimocrats see Death’s scyth too.
Americans are in an increasingly sour mood about Washington. Barack Obama’s approval ratings continue to inch downward… [snip]
In the same vein, the new poll finds favorable ratings of the Democratic Party have declined sharply since spring. Just 49% now say they have a favorable view of the Democratic Party. [snip]
Public opinion about the national economy also is stuck, and on balance remains negative. Fully 90% rate economic conditions negatively – 52% say they are poor and 38% only fair. [snip]
However, the public’s personal financial assessments have become more bearish in the new poll than they were two months ago; currently, 55% say they expect their financial situation to improve over the next year, down from 63% in June. Since June, the decline in personal financial optimism has been particularly pronounced among middle-income and affluent Americans, as well as among Republicans and independents. [snip]
… 51% now approve of Obama’s job performance while 37% disapprove.
The most recent Gallup daily tracking poll also shows Obama at 51%.
As Obama loses even some of those that were foolish enough to vote for him the situation in Iraq is deadly.
A series of blasts in Baghdad killed 95 people and wounded 536 in Iraq’s bloodiest day this year, prompting a rare admission of culpability from Iraqi security forces struggling to cope without U.S. help.
At least six blasts struck near government ministries and other targets at the heart of Iraq’s Shi’ite-led administration, weeks after U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban centres in June, thrusting Iraq’s security forces into the lead role.
Death stalks Americans fighting in Afghanistan too:
As of Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at least 708 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.
On the health care front Obama Big Media Thugs began to call Republicans “terrorists”. “They’ve become political terrorists” writes Steven Pearlstein in the Washington Post. Pearlstein apparently has not heard that Dimocrats have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and absolute control in the House of Representatives.
Perhaps “terrorist” is in the eye of the beholder. We do recall the howls from the Hopium addled when Obama the Obama besotted New Yorker published a certain cartoon.
Today, tired of abusing the word “terrorist”, Pearlstein attacks Dimocrats who want a public option.
Enough already with the public option!
It is not the be-all and end-all of health-care reform. It is not the long-awaited safety net for the uninsured. And if, as many liberals hope, it turns out to be nothing more than Medicare for All, it won’t do anything to hold down long-term growth in health spending.
The public option is nothing more than a political litmus test imposed on the debate by left-wing politicians and pundits who don’t want to be bothered with the real-life dynamics of the health-care market. It is the Maginot Line of health-care policy, and just like those stubborn French generals, liberal Democrats have vowed to defend it even if it means losing the war.
The White House is busy attacking the PINO dupes who actually attacked Hillary to support The Joker from Chicago.
“I don’t understand why the left of the left has decided that this is their Waterloo,” said a senior White House adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We’ve gotten to this point where health care on the left is determined by the breadth of the public option. I don’t understand how that has become the measure of whether what we achieve is health-care reform.” “It’s a mystifying thing,” he added. “We’re forgetting why we are in this.”
Obama was the one who pretended he thought the public option was a must-have. But that was when Obama PINO dupes believed everything he said, or that he actually cared about those suffering due to the health care system.
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Pearlstein of course is right that the public option is dead. We of course have been saying all along that health care reform died in Denver amidst a temple erected by Dimocrats to worship at their golden calf.
By the way, the co-op idea is dead too.
Why won’t the Dimocrats do what they have been saying they would do for decades? Because the fundraising must go on. The money must flow. The promises must be broken.
Dimocrats also understand that accomplishments must meet expectations and that trying sometimes means failure – which could cost them at the ballot box.
Dimocrats also understand that fulfilling a promise to a constituency means that constituency might become satisfied and walk away to other pursuits and other fundraisers.
Dimocrats also understand that fulfilling a promise to one constituency often means angering another constituency. Money might then flow to opponents.
Dimocrats also understand that they didn’t really mean all that stuff they said – that was only meant for the gullible.
Republicans know the game, and they are rolling on the floor – laughing:
“We were forced into this by Republicans,” one official said. [snip]
Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Campaign Committee, said blaming the GOP is “laughable.”
“Apparently having a filibuster-proof majority, a 40-seat advantage in the House, and a president who was once really popular isn’t enough,” Spain said in a statement. “Maybe if people actually liked the bill, Democrats’ wouldn’t have such a tough time whipping up bipartisan votes, much less vulnerable Democrats within their own party.” [snip]
A Senate Republican leadership aide said Democrats are trying to blame the opposition for their own problems.
“It’s nice spin to try and pin their problems on the GOP,” the GOP aide said. “But they have such big majorities in Congress that they don’t need a single Republican vote to move their agenda. We could all stay home and they would still have 60 votes in the Senate. This is about getting around the reasonable wing of the Democrat party, and the clearest indication yet that their own party is divided on government health care, cuts to Medicare and taxes on small business.”
Republicans plan to accuse Democrats of strong-arm tactics if they try to pass health care with simple-majority reconciliation procedure. White House aides say this is an option but not the desired one, because of potential blowback in next year’s midterms.
And guess which birthday boy Obama wants to infect with unpopularity? Why it’s that mean old racist, relic from the forgettable past – Bill:
In a report sure to cause a stir online and on talk shows, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reported on “Good Morning America”: “White House officials have talked privately about whether to use the Clintons more on health care.”
Former President Bill Clinton spoke in Pittsburgh this weekend to Netroots Nation, a huge progressive bloggers’ convention.
“There have also been discussions about whether to deploy Secretary of State Clinton,” Stephanopoulos said. “No final decision on that yet.”
We have a better idea which we wrote about a while back: have Michelle, and the dog (if it has not already made a successful getaway) along with Barack, go back to Chicago – let Hillary run American foreign policy and Bill can take over the domestic portfolio.
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We do know who is signing the Obama Death Certificate. It’s Warren Buffet. Buffet was a big Obama supporter who was trotted out during the election to made the distasteful Obama palatable. Warren Buffet is now filling his Montblanc fountain pen ready to sign the Death Certificate. Today Buffet writes this smorgasbord:
To understand this threat, we need to look at where we stand historically. If we leave aside the war-impacted years of 1942 to 1946, the largest annual deficit the United States has incurred since 1920 was 6 percent of gross domestic product. This fiscal year, though, the deficit will rise to about 13 percent of G.D.P., more than twice the non-wartime record. In dollars, that equates to a staggering $1.8 trillion. Fiscally, we are in uncharted territory.
Because of this gigantic deficit, our country’s “net debt” (that is, the amount held publicly) is mushrooming. During this fiscal year, it will increase more than one percentage point per month, climbing to about 56 percent of G.D.P. from 41 percent. Admittedly, other countries, like Japan and Italy, have far higher ratios and no one can know the precise level of net debt to G.D.P. at which the United States will lose its reputation for financial integrity. But a few more years like this one and we will find out.
Buffet notes that their are three ways to finance federal debt. The first two ways are to borrow money either from foreign governments/entities/individuals, or from Americans. The third way is to print money.
Buffet states that this year America will “force-feed” approximately $400 billion in debt purchases to the world. Buffet, assumes Americans will provide $500 billion to buy Treasuries. (Buffet puts aside the questions of whether other countries will continue to buy our debt as well as how much Americans save.)
Even with these heroic assumptions, the Treasury will be obliged to find another $900 billion to finance the remainder of the $1.8 trillion of debt it is issuing. Washington’s printing presses will need to work overtime.
Slowing them down will require extraordinary political will. With government expenditures now running 185 percent of receipts, truly major changes in both taxes and outlays will be required. A revived economy can’t come close to bridging that sort of gap.
We know Buffet shamed himself by bamboozling Americans that Obama was in any way qualified to lead this nation. But what Buffet writes is accurate. Here is the ominous portion of the Buffet warning:
Legislators will correctly perceive that either raising taxes or cutting expenditures will threaten their re-election. To avoid this fate, they can opt for high rates of inflation, which never require a recorded vote and cannot be attributed to a specific action that any elected official takes. In fact, John Maynard Keynes long ago laid out a road map for political survival amid an economic disaster of just this sort: “By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens…. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”
The Obama Death Certificate is being written for his political death.
Obama unchecked, Obama unstopped, threatens to sign the American Death Certificate.