The Titanic sailed off today. The pompous, celebrity addicted Captain has been warned of the icebergs in the stormy sea. But still the Titanic sails at full speed.
There was a “signing ceremony” publicity stunt this morning of the Senate bill which supposedly is hated by House Dimocrats, unions, PINOs, the “creative class” clueless” and of course Independents and Republicans. You would not know that the Senate bill is hated from all the celebrations and drinking of Hopium filled Champagne bottles by Dimocrats. The same Dimocrats who admit the health bill is really a health insurance bill. A health insurance bill which transfers trillions of taxpayer dollars to Big Insurance and turns Americans into human money batteries similar to those in the Matrix movies.
The mindless of the Big Media Dimocratic commentariat are even celebrating the death of “Clintonism” today. Recall “Clintonism” and Clinton? – the only guy since FDR in the 1940s who won election twice and left office with 64% popularity and who killed the debt and deficit vampires, as well as helped the nation live in a period of wonderful peace and prosperity. The death of that peace and prosperity era is celebrated and the Age of Fake is celebrated by these callow PINO windbags.
On the day after the Big Insurance and Big PhaRma “Save Obama” vote in the House we expected a much more triumphalist reception on the front pages and broadcasts of Obama’s Big Media masters. But instead of cheers, there was caution. Instead of wild carousing, there were iceberg sightings.
“Nancy Bets The House On Healthcare” headlined Politico. Typically reasonable Jay Cost at RealClearPolitics flatly stated “ObamaCare is Politically Vulnerable“. Ross Douthat and David Brooks, the piano players at the New York Times scrawled “A New Beginning, Or A Last Hurrah?” and “…it feels like the end of something, not the beginning of something” respectively. The Washington Post stated the obvious “Health-care Vote Looms As Big Issue For November Elections” as a follow-up to the earlier “Historic Win Or Not, Democrats Could Pay A Price.”
PoliticsDaily merely asked “Which Party’s Health Care Bet Will Pay Off In November?” Reuters listed the many publicity stunts Dimocratic allies are planning and noted “Republicans Target Democrats On US Healthcare Reform – Democrats Who Backed Healthcare Overhaul Face Attack Ads.” At Obama fluffers and ceaseless Obama apologists NothingLeft, this confession:
The health reform bill is not popular, either in absolute terms or in historic terms. Just because some of the opposition comes from the left does not mean it will be a political winner for Democrats in the 2010 elections. At the same time, killing the bill would not have made Democrats more popular, because then they would look utterly ineffective in addition to trying to foist an unpopular bill on the country.
At this point, for Democrats as a whole, the least painful political solution is to pass the bill and get it out of the headlines as quickly as possible. That is the least painful of a range of painful options.
The New York Times warned “Big Win For Obama, But At What Cost?” (“historic achievement or political suicide“?)”
For “Save Obama” congressional representatives who choose to be party hacks rather than representatives of the people, the cost is already clear. In a poll published today, Brad Ellsworth who worried more for Obama than about turning his constituents into batteries to power a machine, the voters have a message.
“Two of the three top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Indiana continue to hold double-digit leads over Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth supported President Obama’s health care plan in a state where opposition to the legislation is higher than it is nationally.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds former Congressman John Hostettler with a 50% to 32% lead over Ellsworth, a current House member who voted with most other Democrats on Sunday to pass the health care plan. The survey was taken last Wednesday and Thursday nights. Fifteen percent (15%) remain undecided in that match-up.
Ex-Senator Dan Coats now posts a 49% to 34% lead over Ellsworth, with 12% undecided.[snip]
Unless there is a major shift if perception of the health care plan, Ellsworth may face a big challenge convincing voters in the state why he voted for the President’s plan. Just 35% of Indiana voters favor the plan proposed by the president and congressional Democrats, while 63% oppose it.”
Indiana voters might hate Obama’s health scam more than the rest of the nation but the anger is equally distributed nationwide.
“Obama’s approval rating has dropped steadily each month since December, when it was 54 percent. [snip]
In fact, health care was the policy area that drew the second highest negative rating, with 58 percent registering disapproval. The highest negative rating was 62 percent for his handling of the federal deficit.”
The American people can be fooled some of the time, but not all Americans and not all of the time. Asked by pollsters on behalf of CBS, before Sunday’s “Save Obama” vote, Americans knew Obama’s health scam is not about health, it’s about Obama: “Asked why Democrats worked to pass a health care bill, 57 percent said “mostly political reasons.”
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But the American people in steerage are angry. Anger will grow as more scams embedded in the already scam laden bill are uncovered. The people in steerage are the most in danger from the drunks above deck and on the bridge.
The only way to save the ship from hurtling smack into icebergs is to toss the captain and his simpering lieutenants into the cold sea. That will come in November.