“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution
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“How long will it take for every last American to realize President Barack Obama is not about bipartisanship, reconciliation (other than as a process to cram his health care bill through Congress) and uniting Americans? As his latest gyrations on health care demonstrate, he will not be deterred in his quest to saddle Americans with socialized medicine, even if it greatly increases the likelihood he won’t be re-elected.
Here we have Obama, frenetically busy with at least three of his hands, pushing different buttons and sending mixed signals. I guess being a self-perceived messiah means you don’t have to worry about being flagrantly inconsistent, even on the same day or in the context of one speech.
He’s invited Republicans to a bipartisan summit on health care, intending to create the illusion that he’s interested in conservative ideas on the subject.
But at the same time — he can’t even pretend long enough to let this ruse play out — he is threatening Republicans that if they filibuster current congressional health care proposals, he will urge Congress to pass Obamacare by bastardizing the reconciliation process.
But wait, just like a Ginsu knife infomercial, there’s more. Obama has also unveiled the outlines of his own new health care proposal, but it is hardly a model of bipartisanship.” – David Limbaugh, Obama Doesn’t Even Fake Bipartisanship Well