Hope, Change, Cynicism, Pants Afire
While in no way is the fight to stop Obamacare over, Saturday’s quote historic unquote passage of the House healthcare bill did settle one thing—if only for those who weren’t wise to it already—Obama is a liar and a cynic:
“And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
-Barack Obama September 9, 2009 joint session of Congress
Yep, uh huh. If that were so why was the Stupak amendment needed to ensure that possibility wouldn’t actually occur?
Furthermore, Obama loves to paint those who deign to disagree with him as cynics. However, Obama is not above cynicism himself. According to Oregon representative Earl Blumenauer, Obama told Democrats on Capitol Hill “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit.”
Stay Classy Mr. President. It’s good to know that you aren’t above the gay slurs and petty condescension of your sycophants at MSNBC, Think Progress, and the rest of the “enlightened” progressive salons. Furthermore, given that your own body man literally is a teabagger, you don’t have much room to talk.
On a side note, today is the 2oth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It’s a sad irony that we mark a truly historic event—the fall of an oppressive statist regime—on the heels of a giant step toward creeping statism at home. It’s also sad that Ronald Reagan, a man who did so much to tear down the wall, was barely an afterthought at the official events.
Of course, orchestrating the downfall of the Soviet Union and the liberation Eastern Europe was what Obama called in Dreams of My Father, “Reagan and his minions carrying on their dirty deeds.”