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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Health Care Shock and Awe

It is clear that Democrats, who opposed shock and awe on the actual battlefield, find it a useful tactic in the health care debate.

Last night, Harry Reid released the 2,074 page bill he created in secret, and he wants to start debate immediately. If he had his way (which fortunately he doesn't) he also would end debate immediately.

It is hard to get one's hands around 2,074 pages. At least with the bills proposed over the summer we had weeks to understand all the obvious and hidden defects and mischief. Once the truth about the bills became known, the American people revolted and Democrats were reduced to calling protesters terrorists, Nazis, and racists, with some crude sexual innuendo used against Tea Party protesters.

It is unclear whether we will have sufficient time to provide the same analysis of Reid's bill as we were able to do over the summer. Or if the American people will have a chance to have their voices heard again.

I will be posting on individual provisions in the coming days, but it will take time. For starters, check out: Dems to Tax Cosmetic Surgery.

The message to Senators Bayh, Landrieu, Lincoln and Nelson -- the only Democrats willing to listen to reason -- is to delay the start of Senate debate until everyone has had the same amount of time to review and understand the bill as Harry Reid had to draft it. Every single Republican, and Independent Joe Lieberman, needs to stand firm on this as well.

That would mean starting debate -- if at all -- sometime in December or January.

Shock and awe is a useful battlefield tactic. But why is it being used against the American people?

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  1. It is being used because it does win. When I grew up we called it sneaky, that is trying to hide something you are doing that you know your parents don't approve of.

    The mentality of kids trying to hide something from the adults applies here.

    They are sneaky now because we are not fully totalitarian. After this passes, the terror begins. Who would have thought that ordinary American citizens could be threatened by government for not buying something? After this passes we will no longer be a government by the people, and the people are mainly at fault. It is possible to give away your freedom, and the last two election cycles proved that.

    I will find it hard to feel sorry for a Democrat voter who is denied health care, there are too many of us who knew what was coming that will have our own problems.

    If anyone cared to pay attention closely to the mammagram issue yesterday, there is a prime example of why health care run by a centralized few people will be up to who those people are. One government board says no mammagrams until 50, and the HHS sec says that she disagrees. It will all boil down to the benevolence of the government, not the benevolence of the individual you are trying to get a service from.

    It is already doomed to not work, and they know it is not about health care or insurance, but power and control.

  2. Our favorite Law Professor lamented:
    "But why is it being used against the American people?"

    A: Because the "powers that be" in Congress are determined to push their party's agenda forward irregardless of what the growing majority of the tax-paying (note distinction here, which is deliberate) American citizens want their elected officials to do (or in this, case not to do).

    We, the people, must own up to our own collective years of malaise, self-absorption and neglect of the rights our Constitution and Bill of Rights guaranteed us as citizens of these United States.

    How else to explain this pile of miscreants, tax-cheats and ethically challenged cabal entrenched in the once-hallowed halls of the United States Congress (leaving off the current inhabitants at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the moment)????

    We, the people, are collectively to blame to this mess. We put them and kept them in office for life in far too many cases for a plethora of self-serving gimmes (or the perception thereof).

    Now this is what we have brought to bear upon ourselves ... leaders unfit and largely unqualified to lead.

    Can we the people awaken, arise and turn the tide back to Constitutional fidelity? Time will tell, however much of it we have left as a nation.

    I keep beseeching G-d to bless America in my prayers ... except given our current determination to kick G-d to the proverbial curb so in vogue in a nation once founded "One nation under G-d...", I cannot fathom why G-d should ever bless America again, frankly.

    That notwithstanding: G-d save America from herself!!