Update: We’ve gone from House to vote on Upton’s “Keep Your Plan Act” soon to, at 1:33 p.m. on the east coast, the House of Representatives voting on the Upton legislation now. Barack Obama has threatened to wage war against his own promise. How many Obama Dimocrats will vote against their self-interest and millions of Americans under attack by Barack Obama’s lies?
We thought ObamaCare was to be euthanized tomorrow. The House vote on legislation designed to force Obama to turn his ‘u likey u keepy’ lie into law was set to pass. The chances for the soft repeal law in the Senate looked good as well.
Tomorrow’s vote is a soft repeal vote. That’s a truth few want to admit. A vote to force Barack Obama to keep his oft repeated promises about ObamaCare essentially doomed ObamaCare. That essential truth is why so many expressed shock when Bill Clinton told Obama in a most public manner to “honor the commitment”.
Bill Clinton is no fool and he understands health law as few others do. Bill Clinton knows for ObamaCare to survive Obama’s lies had to be honored intact. ObamaCare missionaries know this too. Nate Cohn at The New Republic has shilled mightily to force ObamaCare into birth and criminal adulthood. After Bill Clinton stuck the shiv into ObamaCare Cohn wrote “Bill Clinton Is Wrong. This Is How Obamacare Works.”:
“Clinton’s statement makes it seem as if there is some simple way to let people keep their current plans—to avoid any disruption in the existing non-group market while still delivering the law’s benefits. As readers of this space know, no such magic solution exists. [snip]
And the grandfather clause is narrow, by design: If insurers made even modest changes, the protection goes away. Those plans are subject to the new regulations that take effect in January. As a result, the majority of people who buy insurance on their own are learning they can’t have what they had before, even though Obama promised everybody they could. Either their premiums are going up, as insurers accommodate the new regulations, or the plans are disappearing altogether. In those cases, people have to find new plans. And the sticker price of what they’ll find is higher than what they pay now.
This is not a glitch or an accident. This is the way health care reform is supposed to work. [snip]
But there are real people who must pay more and, in some cases, put up with less. [snip]
They are right to feel burned, since Obama did not make clear his promise might not apply to them.”
Obama lied because his lie was a neccessary central pillar of ObamaCare. Like the way he has conducted his life, ObamaCare was a huge lie from birth onward.
The Upton legislation is a deathblow to ObamaCare. It is soft repeal as compared to a hard core lurid full on turgid repeal. It’s soft repeal:
“The defenders of Obamacare know full well that the Upton legislation represents a serious threat to the viability of the law. It would provide a lifeline for a viable insurance market outside of Obamacare’s rules and suffocating structure. Millions of Americans would flock to a revitalized insurance marketplace that offered lower premium products with better coverage. The end result would be one more step toward fully reversing the catastrophic mistake of Obamacare.”
It’s going to be a long hard death of pain and blood for ObamaCare. By the deathbed will be withered Obama Dimocrats drawn to death themselves as they nurse the ObamaCare death throes and listen to the cheering crowds outside the hospice White House. Still, their perilous political situation as they watched the Virginia election results and the latest polls from North Carolina, forced Obama Dimocrats who voted for ObamaCare to declare their votes for the Upton soft repeal tomorrow.
By today Barack Obama knew that the Upton bill would have a massive bipartisan majority in the House. Barack Obama also knew that all the tricks of Harry Reid would not prevent a similar bill from passing the senate. Barack Obama knew that if any bill passed congress he would have to veto a popular bill that etched into law Obama’s promise. Obama would have to veto Obama’s popular promise. Obama would be at war with himself.
Obama Dimocrats thought that if they proposed many multiples of bills this would provide cover for every Obama Dimocrat that voted for ObamaCare to vote for a bill to keep Obama’s promise without actually passing a bill. That’s right. If Reid could get votes on many bills some Obama Dimocrats could vote for one bill but not another thereby everyone got a job saving vote without anything actually passing the senate and going to Obama for signature which Obama would then have to veto. A veto override vote would pull the duplicitous mask off and Obama Dimocrats would have to vote for or against a veto override. By voting for a veto override they would destroy Obama (whom they need, for their own reelection efforts, to be at least in the high forties in the polls by November 2014). By voting against a veto override they would destroy themselves as angry Americans flocked to the Republican banner.
That gimmick would not have worked because too many Americans are watching an Obama that they now know “cannot be trusted”. Even Nancy Pelousy ran for cover and announced a “yup” vote tomorrow. That hideous future is what forced Barack Obama to propose his useless “administrative fix”. The insurance companies have already slashed at Barack Obama even as he spoke:
“Insurance Industry Rips White House Obamacare Fix
“This doesn’t change anything other than force insurers to be the political flack jackets for the administration,” says an insider.
WASHINGTON — The health insurance industry is already attacking a White House fix to Obamacare on Thursday even before the plan is formally announced by the president.
“This doesn’t change anything other than force insurers to be the political flack jackets for the administration,” said an industry insider. “So now when we don’t offer these policies the White House can say it’s the insurers doing this and not being flexible.”
This “administrative fix” will not change anything other than make it more obvious that flim-flam man Barack Obama continues to lie and break the law:
“The president is not proposing that the law be changed to allow all health insurance plans grandfathered into Obamacare’s eligibility requirements.
No, instead the White House is saying that it will use “enforcement discretion” to allow illegal health insurance plans to be able to still be sold. That is, the Obama administration will not enforce the penalty on individuals for not having eligible health insurance plans and they’ll allow the insurance companies to still sell so-called bad plans — plans they technically can’t sell under Obamacare.
“Under the White House’s approach, the Department of Health and Human Services will notify the nation’s state insurance commissioners that they have federal permission to allow consumers who already have such insurance policies to keep them through 2014,” reports the Washington Post.
He’ll also be forcing insurance companies to help advertise for Obamacare by letting customers know that there’s an Obamacare marketplace where they can purchase (or get subsidized) health care coverage.
Obama’s proposal is an extra-legal solution to a big problem for millions of Americans around the country.
“I don’t see within the law how they can do this administratively,” said Speaker John Boehner in a press conference on Capitol Hill. “No one can identify anything the president could do administratively to keep his pledge that would be both legal and effective.”
This is our eulogy for ObamaCare. ObamaCare is dead. Corruption returns to corruption. ObamaCare is dead. Celebrate. Continue to fight.