This wasn’t the way the Democrats saw things playing out.
After Obamacare was passed (so we could find out what was in it), people were supposed to learn to love it. The House of Representatives certainly wasn’t supposed to pass a bill to repeal it — especially not less than ten months after that glorious day in March when the Democrats effectively told the American people that, when they wanted their opinion, they’d ask for it. Yet all of this has now happened.
The vote also conveyed at least three other things:
1. Repeal is far more popular than Obamacare ever was. …
2. Very few Democratic representatives genuinely oppose Obamacare. … repeal was a reflection of popular will, not a circumvention of it.
3. This will set up a battle royale in 2012. …
But whoever the nominee is, November 6, 2012, will decide the fate of Obama, the fate of Obamacare, and, to some significant degree, the fate of a nation …
As to Point 2 above, 10 Democrats who voted against Obamacare in March 2010 were against repeal yesterday. They are: Jason Altmire (Pa.), John Barrow (Ga.), Ben Chandler (Ky.), Tim Holden (Pa.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Dan Lipinski (Ill.), Stephen Lynch (Mass.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Heath Shuler (N.C.). Their opposition to repeal indicates that their “no” votes on Obamacare had everything to do with political survival, and nothing to do with their real political convictions.
James Hansen of NASA wants to take the economy down until we surrender to the campaign of global wealth redistribution disguised as “climate change.” He’s upset that voters have punished politicians who supported “climate change”-inspired cap and trade legilsation by replacing them with those who don’t:
The nation’s most prominent publicly funded climatologist is officially angry about this, blaming democracy and citing the Chinese government as the “best hope” to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China’s will.
Even in the fantasyland of the Obama administration, that should be a firing offense. If it’s not, there’s no reason to believe Obama or his administration when they assert that a prosperous economy is of paramount importance.
At BigGovernment.com: “Another Farmer Says Rep. Sanford Bishop Didn’t Pursue Pigford Fraud Allegations.”
For those new to the topic, “Pigford” is the lawsuit by black farmers against the USDA for discrimination in lending and other assistance which allegedly occurred decades ago. It turned into a feeding trough for trial lawyers and tens of thousands of blacks who never farmed.
The infamous Shirley Sherrod and her husband Charles were early Pigford beneficiaries to the tune of $13 million, despite past history of serious worker abuse at their “New Communities” farm “cooperative.”
One of the items I never got to before the election was noting that the aforementioned Congressman Bishop received the coveted Shirley Sherrod endorsement and a $300 contribution from Ms. Sherrod (third item at link) in his most reelection bid. Bishop narrowly defeated his Republican opponent. Bishop is a walking, talking PAC-man. Looking into charges of Pigford fraud would appear to be very low on his list of priorities.