Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Senate ObamaCare Bill - Watching heads Explode Part II
As I mentioned last night, heads are absolutely exploding on the Left over the Senate Obamacare fiasco.
Prez Zero is now taking well deserved flak from both sides:
Howard Dean and Obama shill David Axelrod went toe to toe this morning, with Dean issuing a third straight day of attacks and Axelrod calling in to messNBC to diss Dean and say that the Angry Left would be 'insane to sink this bill'.
Nor, as I pointed out, is Dean the only one with harsh words about ObamaCare as it now stands.
Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and of course Keeeff Obermouth are going berserk. I bet the rug under Obermouth's desk was soiled after that rant.
The Left blogs are likewise foaming at the mouth. here's a fairly representative sample from Markos 'screw those Iraq mercenaries' Moulitsas over at Daily Kos wrote "Time to kill this monstrosity coming out of the Senate....You pass a s——-y program now that further bankrupts our nation, and we won't be talking about 'fixing' it in a few years, but whether it should even exist."
As Obama-ite Peggy Noonan put it, talking to Axelrod on MessNBC today: “On the issue of health care, you are losing the left, you are losing the right, you are losing the center. That looks to me like a political disaster.”
Actually, the fragging Prez Zero is getting from his own side is more than well deserved.
while we haven't seen th ewhole bill yet - Harry Reid refuses to let it come out publicly for air - the core elements are well known.
There's a lot about mandating that everybody is covered, including those who get here illegally. To spread the pain around and supposedly lower costs, everyone will be required to participate and buy insurance from private carriers if they're US citizens. If they refuse, they will get hit hard with large tax penalties by the Feds.
There are no provisions for shopping across state lines for insurance, so there are few limits to what insurance carriers may charge for this mandated coverage..and the individual consumer can expect a major hosing as premiums rise unless you're one of the Deserving Poor that qualify for Federal subsidies.
And where will the cash for subsidies come from? The Democrats plan to cut nearly $500 billion from Medicare to fund them. Can you say rationed care? How 'bout death panels? This is a $6 trillion bridge to nowhere,
Oh, there are a few more wrinkles...the bill trashes the Hyde amendment by allowing federal funding for abortions. And of course, Obama's corrupt sweetheart deal with Big Pharma remains intact.
And believe it or not, Prez Zero and his minions are pushing to get the bill passed before Christmas, no matter how bad it is - because they've spent all this energy on it and Obama wants a WIN dammit, because his numbers are tanking, Obama atrributes that to the ObamaCare debacle and he wants to put this behind him and move on to yet another irresponsible attempt to wreck the country.
I understand why the Left is so angry about all this, I really do. Because unlike the rest of us, they bought Zero's crap with an almost sexual fervor. They believed.
And now they're faced with the knowledge that they were all conned, screwed and left bleeding in an alley with their wallets missing. And without even being kissed.