Saturday, 20 March 2010

The wheels are coming off...

The reporters didn't even provoke or needle in their questions. They seemed hushed. They looked like people who were absorbing the information that we all seem to be absorbing, which is that the wheels seem to be coming off this thing, the administration is wobbling—so early, so painfully and dangerously soon.
Thursday's decision followed the most revealing and important broadcast interview of Barack Obama ever. It revealed his primary weakness in speaking of health care, which is a tendency to dodge, obfuscate and mislead. He grows testy when challenged. It revealed what the president doesn't want revealed, which is that he doesn't want to reveal much about his plan.

-Peggy Noonan, WSJ

Correct. But a big chunk of that 64 percent voted less than 18 months ago for a man and a party explicitly committed to more government with more power, and they're now living with the consequences. Obama is government, and government is Obama. That's all he knows and all he's ever known. You elected to the highest office in the land a man who's never run a business or created wealth or made a payroll, and for his entire adult life has hung out with guys who've demonized (demonized?) such grubby activities. Many of which associates he appointed to high office: Obama's Cabinet has less experience of private business than any in the past century. What it knows is government, and government's default mode is to grow, and grow.
-Mark Steyn, The OC Register

That's the plan. And the ObamaCare Putsch is meant to send a message to the people that democracy will not get in the way. It's a Chicago style legacy of intimidation that tells the people their votes are useless, except as counters to trade away to unions or organizations promising to represent their interests. It's the left's knife to the neck of democracy. It's the progressive fangs biting deep into the jugular of the American People, and sucking out the prosperity to nourish their network of entitlement organizations.
-Sultan Knish,

Get something warm to drink, curl up on the couch and read them all.