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Monday, September 14, 2009
Oh, What, Now Barry "Owns" Health Care, Too?
This guy owns everything! President Barack Obama went on some fancy shmancy television show called 60 Minutes to tell the world he believes that his health-care bill to murder grandma and ruin America will pass this year, and once it does, he will "own it."
You see, President Obama understands that people (especially middle aged white men from the Deep South) are nervous about any black president, let alone a black president whose grand vision includes reforming health care so that even more black people have access to adequate health coverage and thus the opportunity to live to a ripe presidential age, free from rickets and scurvy.
That's why he is willing to take responsibility for any health-care legislation passed by Congress, a move apparently lost on many Republicans.
"You know, I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it," he said. "And if people look and say, 'You know what? This hasn't reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25%, insurance companies are still jerkin' me around,' I'm the one who's going to be held responsible."
Damn right Barry! And believe me you, they're going to do everything in their power to make that happen. It's in their nature! The exact same way they held GOP brother George W. Bush responsible for all his actions: by giving him unchecked executive power to start fruitless wars, lose Osama bin Laden, bankrupt the economy, trample the Constitution, let New Orleans drown, squander pro-American sentiment throughout the world, and completely f**k up everything he touched for close to a decade.
It's the (white, Christian) American way--and has been since at least the 90s. The 1790s!
"I think there are some who see this as a replay of 1993-94. You know, young president comes in, proposes health care. It crashes and burns and then the Republicans use that to win back the House in the subsequent election… And I think there are some people who are dusting off that playbook."
Where's your respect for tradition, Mister? Besides, what's so great about looking forward, anyway?
I for one prefer living mired in the past. So much less complicated when you pretend the world changes at the same pace as an old, white, former slaveowner from the rural South who still sports a Strom Thurmond sign on their front lawn, or as they like to call it, the Real America.