Government healthcare in America has hit a major brickwall. That brickwall is an outraged and skeptical American public. Millions of American citizens have gathered in cities across the United States over the past six months, increasing in numbers and frequency in August, resulting in a huge shift in popularity for the President in polls and a lockdown on any form of healthcare reform that the Democrats have introduced. The American people will not accept a government option in any form whether it is dubbed “public”, “co-op” or “trigger”. Nancy “PlastiGirl” Pelosi is desperate as she continues to inform the President that no reform will pass the House without a public option and centrist Democrats claim they will not pass a bill that does contain a public option. Confusion reigns supreme in Washington as different declarations are espoused from advisors, spokespeople and leaders. One minute we are informed that a public option is necessary and the next we are told that the public option is not necessary. And we are told that everyone is ready to compromise even though no bi-partisan agreements have been floated publicly.
President Obama has planned his 112th (I lost count?) speech on healthcare as his third primetime address on the topic on September 9th in front of both Houses of Congress. So what is the President going to say that will erase the confusion and convince us to follow his lead on healthcare reform? Absolutely nothing will work because the only people who will bother to watch this drivel are the informed in America. What the President needs is a crisis because that is what it took for President Bush to cram TARP down our throats and for Obama to cram the Porkulus Bill down our throats. Unfortunately, neither of those immense government spending packages worked and the country is now very skeptical. Government healthcare in other nations has proven to be disastrous and freedom-loving Americans will not allow such government intrusion in our lives. Rahm Emanuel is promising that this speech will finish the job – that we will be convinced. So how will the President induce a sense of crisis?
There does not seem to be enough time over the weekend to convince us that a Pandemic is upon us or develop the much needed manufactured crisis. So the only option for Obama seems to be convincing Americans that we all need this reform and now. Unfortunately, a CBS poll claims that less than a fifth of Americans say a health-care overhaul will help them personally. And 31 percent think the government’s efforts will hurt while 46 percent say it will have no effect. This appears to be a mountain that the President will not be able to climb. So apparently, Wednesday night is going to be a waste of all of our time and will amount to a huge revenue loss for any networks ignorant enough to air the speech.
I personally will be listening to the speech so that I can give it the proper ridicule it will deserve while I create another sign for the next grassroots rally or protest. The Progressives will not win on this one. Even if they continue to step outside the bounds of the Constitution and pass healthcare reform using reconciliation, they will not win. An outraged American public will not stand for that and our representatives do not want to witness what an outraged public will do – I suggest another Boston Tea Party with Representatives serving as our tea. Hope Nancy, Harry, Barney, Schmuck and Obama know how to swim.