The current momentum for Obama’s health care reform appears to have taken a detour towards thugocracy. With the recent outing of Eric Massa, the proof is in the alleged pudding.
“I am sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel . . . his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn’t going to vote for the president’s budget,” Massa said. “You know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?”
Despite shower-room politics, the people are not seeing eye to eye with Democratic leaders. There is a growing opposition to their efforts to ram through a bloated, trillion-dollar health care bill that will hike taxes, raise premiums, and cut Medicare. One leader that is aiding with the current thugocracy of Obama’s health care reform is Nancy Pelosi. She went on record saying, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
Even the Politico has noticed:
‘The Chicago way” is romanticized because of Sean Connery’s soliloquy in “The Untouchables”:
“He brings a knife to the fight, you bring a gun; he puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue.”
But that was the Capone era. The city moved on to the Democratic machine. It doesn’t need knives or guns to control the town. Just power and money — which buy people, which begets more power and more money — and more control.
To the true connoisseur of Chicago-style politics, nothing is more irksome than the persistent media drone that Barack Obama and his band of homies — aka the “Chicago mafia” — are skilled practitioners of it. All because they come from the town whose organization perfected the acquisition and exercise of total political power by any means necessary, defining it for much of the past century.