Jun 02 2010

Democrats Will Implode Over Obama

Published by at 6:22 am under All General Discussions

I used to jokingly refer to President Obama and O-bomba! The analogy being he was going to crash and burn, and the impact would take quite a few people down with him. It is one of the reasons I prayed he would not fail spectacularly – I did not need the lesson and the nation surely did not deserve the resulting mess (many would argue with me, but most people still believe in the country and their leaders).

You can point to the disaster which will be Obamacare for evidence of this fallout:

Since passage, reports have revealed that ObamaCare would cost over $1 trillion by any standard, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), not “merely” $940 billion as previously reported (while its total costs in its real first decade, 2014 to 2023, would continue to be well over $2 trillion); that ObamaCare has prompted major corporations to discuss dropping their employer-provided health-care plans; that businesses would have to file 1099s not only for every person to whom they pay $600 in wages but for every vendor with whom they do $600 in business, thereby imposing a paperwork nightmare and incentivizing companies to avoid doing business with a myriad of small firms rather than a handful of big ones; that ObamaCare would create 159 new federal agencies, offices, or programs; that the Obama administration’s Medicare Chief Actuary says ObamaCare would raise U.S. health costs by $311 billion in relation to current law and would shift about 14 million people off of employer-provided insurance — and some of them onto Medicaid; that ObamaCare’s would discourage employment, as — for example — hiring a 25th worker would cost a business $5,600 in addition to wages and benefits; that ObamaCare would impose a severe marriage penalty, offering additional subsidies as high as $10,425 a year if couples merely avoid marriage; that a lone provision in ObamaCare, which would penalize employers if their employees spend more than 9.5 percent of their household income on insurance premiums, would cut the net income of businesses like White Castle by more than half; that even though ObamaCare was supposed to get people out of emergency rooms and into doctors’ offices, those who build emergency roomssay the effect will be just the opposite and that they are gearing up for increased business; that doctors shortages are looming and would be accentuated by ObamaCare, both because more people would seek care (otherwise, what would the $2 trillion be buying?) and because fewer people would likely enter a demanding profession that would now promise greater restrictions and lower pay; and that President Obama’s nominee to head Medicare and Medicaid under ObamaCare is an open advocate of the British National Health Services’ NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and its methods of rationing care.

Canada is experiencing our healthcare future now, being the model for liberal Obamacare:

Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada’s provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system.

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, kicked off a fierce battle with drug companies and pharmacies when it said earlier this year it would halve generic drug prices and eliminate “incentive fees” to generic drug manufacturers.

British Columbia is replacing block grants to hospitals with fee-for-procedure payments and Quebec has a new flat health tax and a proposal for payments on each medical visit — an idea that critics say is an illegal user fee.

And a few provinces are also experimenting with private funding for procedures such as hip, knee and cataract surgery.

Our baby boomer wave is just now hitting. Or you can look at how the weak liberal spine has emboldened enemies and allies alike to embark on some rather extraordinarily stupid activities. A flagging economy with no new jobs, mortgage failures continuing, massive deficits as far as the eye can see, an oil disaster in deep water that will hit this nation for years because of its myopic green policies which pushed oil drilling into the deep water out of the shallower, safer areas. Obama’s list of problems is long for a decade, let alone a midterm.

But the result is best captured in the generic ballot, which is now tilted towards the GOP at a historic level. 49% of the people are ready to clean the democrats out of DC. Hopefully the next crowd will start dismantling the federal behemoth so no party can run amok and do so much damage. The case of divided government has been amply demonstrated of late.

13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Democrats Will Implode Over Obama”

  1. bill says:

    The oil leak and the Gulf sized slick was tough to hide … incompetence roasting in the summer sun, and that smells really bad. I mean for real, I have never seen such a cluster-you-know-what as this regime…

    Can someone explain to me why you cannot contain and cleanup the oil while at the same time trying to stop the underwater leak? Seems to me a gallon of oil contained or cleaned up, does not depend on time.

    And the fact the federal government had bought no fire booms as required by OPA, well that’s rich.

    And who is going to investigate the MMS waivers given the rig that blew up, about the very things that caused the rig to blow up. And what about that MMS father son inspection team? Seems to me this is rich for real reporters to investigate. And then were the waivers payback for campaign cash? Did the director get removed because of the fear that that would be exposed? Just makes you want to go hmmmm.

  2. sherlock says:

    No apostrophe required for the plural of “Democrat”.

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  4. AJStrata says:

    Thanks Sherlock, had to rush this one out today.

  5. KauaiBoy says:

    While it is too bad the country has to go through this re-education process, we will emerge stronger on the other side, but then probably make the same mistakes in another 30 years. We have withstood more dire threats than the stupidity of Bobo and Co. The Great Divider will fail in the end and take all his liberal and foreign cronies with him — set your VHS to record and give your grandkids the tape as a valuable inheritance.

  6. oneal lane says:

    I cannot see anything good out there this summer and fall for “O.” He has a lot of stormy weather ahead. Someone’s going to “take the fall” on the Sestack deal. I doubt “O” will be touched.

    Clinton is certainly adding negative funding to his “legacy.”

    Of course don’t sell the GOP short. Always ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    November is a long way off!

  7. WWS says:

    Here’s somebody else about to have a real bad summer: Charlie Crist.

    Charlie’s former top aide, and EX-head of the Florida GOP (Charlie Crist appointed him) has just been hauled off in handcuffs. Jim Greer – no word on the actual charges, but theft, fraud, and corruption are probably pretty high on the list of possibilities.

    How fun will it be if he turns states evidence and testifies as to just how much of that graft he was kicking back to Charlie himself? The lieutenant of a thoroughly corrupt organization never gets to skim the till unless the top guy gets a big cut. That’s how it always works.

    Could Charlie Crist, the one time “Savior of the GOP”, be headed for a jail cell of his own???

  8. oneal lane says:

    Algore will be having a bad summer too! Of course Tipper will be breathing a sigh of relief. I guess she reached her “tipping point.”

    Sorry, I could not resist!

    Or perhaps she ran up the bill on the “carbon credit card” once too often.

    Could not resist that one either.

    It’s gonna be a long hot summer.

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  10. ph2ll says:

    Peggy Noonan is talking about his lack of competence. Dick Morris about his cluelessness. Carville is hysterical along with Chris Matthews and Mareen Dowd now wondering aloud, it is increasingly clear that Obama is in deep, deep trouble.

    There is an interesting article in the American Spectator which speculates Obama my not even run in 2012 but will instead resign.

    Domestically Obama will be marginalized as Democrats move away from his political toxicity. On the foreign policy front it is looking even worse.

    My prediction is that there will be war this year in the middle east as the world has figured out Obama will do nothing but sit by passively while the world burns. Turkey is trying to resurrect the Ottoman Empire by looking to become a regional player with the actions behind the “flotilla” suggests. Combine that with Iran and its puppets Hezbollah and Hamas then war seems much more likely than not. Then look for China to take Taiwan and don’t forget there is North Korea making noise.

    It is not pleasant to watch this presidency slowly self destruct as it seems to be doing at present but it is not surprising either when you realize the amount of arrogance and naivete of this crowd. It is truly breathtaking to see this country run by rank amateurs and also very scary.

    Weakness ALWAYS invites aggression. We are and will be seeing it with the presidency.

  11. Wilbur Post says:

    I would like to see Obama resign but after him in the line of succession is the feckless Biden and the clueless Pelosi. Our country may have had worse moments but it’s been a long time (if ever) since it’s had worse leadership.

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  13. crosspatch says:

    The next two elections are going to be hell for the Democrats.

    Fewer people listen to “push” media anymore. The news media’s water bucket is getting smaller.