By Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry
The man who occupies the Oval Office spent his closing remarks of the so-called bipartisan summit on health care belittling all ideas except his and his party's. He asked, somewhat rhetorically,
"Is there enough serious effort that in a month's time, or a few weeks time, or six weeks time, we could actually resolve something? And if we can't, then I think we have got to go ahead and make some decisions. And then that's what elections are for."There is a lot in these 48 words. First, this is political jargon for telling those opposed to socialist health care that the man in the White House is saying, "Its my way or the highway."
And opposed, Americans are - a poll taken by oft liberally skewed Gallup says that 49% of Americans oppose the Democratic healthcare bill while only 42% support it. But by a 52% to 39% margin, Americans do not want health care shoved down their throats in a reconciliation bill. Fox News released a poll indicating 50 % of Americans want legislators to do nothing on health care. Interesting that by a margin of 59 to 34 percent, Americans want Congress to start over on health care reform if there was no bipartisan consensus reached at the health care summit. And 56% disapprove of the job the man who occupies the Oval Office is doing on health care.
The American people are aligning against Congress and the White House on socialized health care. The Democratic Party is receiving signals from its boss that it should use its supermajority to ram the socialization of over 10 percent of the economy through Congress and into law. "And then, that's what elections are for." Well, elections are brewing right now. There are efforts in New Jersey and other states to recall senators who vote for such legislation - meaning that if the recall efforts are successful, senators who are not up for reelection would have to stand for reelection early. As these efforts mount, election day may come early for many who take the course set by the Oval Office.
Socialized health care was the big winner at the summit. There was not a mention that socialization of the health care industry is unconstitutional. There was not a statesman among them. They took the bait and debated not whether to have socialized health care, but what type of socialized health care to have. The White House is willing to risk all its political capital to sink socialist hooks into the world's largest free market economy.
Perhaps Americans looked upon these leaders as the Lord looked upon Israel in Ezekiel 22:30, saying,
"And I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
Obama Approval Down to 44%... - Rasmussen Reports
Morning Bell: Someone Needs to Tell the President His Health Care Plan is Dead - Heritage.org (Blog)
More Talk, No Deal At Health Summit - Wall Streeet Journal
In Gamble, Obama and Dems Prepare to Ram Health Care Through - FOX News
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto - Mark R. Levin (Book)