Wow! Imagine the nerve of that guy - spouting off on healthcare like that when he doesn’t have the faintest idea what he’s talking about.
No, not this guy:
I trust you’ve read this report that claims that Big Guy and his Big Brains came up with the whole idea of Obamacare as a “throw away applause line” in a campaign speech:
Soon-to-be-candidate Obama, then an Illinois senator, was thinking about turning down an invitation to speak at a big health care conference sponsored by the progressive group Families USA [in January 2007], when two aides, Robert Gibbs and Jon Favreau, hit on an idea that would make him appear more prepared and committed than he actually was at the moment.
Why not just announce his intention to pass universal health care by the end of his first term?…
“We needed something to say,” recalled one of the advisers involved in the discussion. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given to that thought other than it sounded good. So they just kind of hatched it on their own. It just happened. It wasn’t like a deep strategic conversation.”
I know that sounds entirely plausible, given the relative inexperience of our campaign staff,
and Big Guy’s own penchant for fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants strategic planning; butt seriously – universal health care has been the Holy Grail of
communists socialists progressives since their inception.
And I know for a fact that BHO didn’t build that strategy on his own; somebody else did that for him:
Anyway, the Hot Air story makes it sound like BO’s campaign was rather slovenly pulled together and implies that Big Guy would say anything to get elected. How racist is that?
So maybe the Really Big Brains hadn’t thought the whole Obamacare implementation thing through, butt that’s not their job. That responsibility falls on the shoulders of the little people: highly trained and skilled government functionaries.
Butt seriously, how tough could it be? All we had to do was figure out how to give 20-40 million uninsured (documented and undocumented) citizens free health care insurance (which is their right) without raising the government’s cost or driving doctors out of practice. It’s just a matter of spreading the wealth around, right? And we sure know how to do that. It’s so simple, any clown can do it:
Take Nancy Pelosi for example; she did it without even reading the bill!
So don’t try to scam me into believing that Big Guy’s eponymous bill - designed to win the hearts, minds and votes of millions of poor, unemployed, and disenfranchised citizens for decades to come - was a “throw away line.”
Let me be clear; Obamacare was a well conceived idea,
that ran into a few little problems, mostly caused by Republicans,
h/t SADHILL News
and temporarily ran off the rails. Butt don’t worry: we’ve got plenty of Big Brains left around here to get it back on track. Of course we’ll need a little more money to complete the track before things are 100% operational.
And since our economy is now in the fifth year of a robust Obama recovery, there’s no problem with increasing taxes on
everyone the filthy rich in order to fund the rest of the track.
So listen up Senator Cruz; we have no intention of putting this train where you think it belongs:
Train at Henry Ford Museum (photo credit: Michael Lavander)
So save your breath. We don’t need to have you shooting your mouth off like some huckster on the Atlantic City boardwalk about all the lies in Obamacare. That’s Barry’s job.
“In the 2008 campaign, affordable, universal health care for every single American must not be a question of whether, it must be a question of how,” Obama said at the Families USA conference. “We have the ideas, we have the resources, and we must find the will to pass a plan by the end of the next president’s first term.”
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