Dick Morris and his wife, Eileen McGann, have been on top of the healthcare debate from the beginning. Debate is hardly the word. There has been no debate. The GOP has been frozen out from Day One, and seems to be at a loss to communicate its own message. Had it not been for Sarah Palin, the Tea Party rallies of last summer and Glenn Beck, House and Senate Democrats would have passed it long ago.
But the Morrises have been potently effective in defeating Obama’s budget-breaking bill up to this point.
In the face of overwhelming public disdain for this legislation Barack Obama is still obsessed with ramming through, not only healthcare reform, but a complete restructuring of the U.S. economy.
This is about taxes.
Obama has taken to the microphone more than any president in history to give us the same old haiku, ad nauseum, and now has hatched an amateurishly transparent plot to heave the responsibility on Republicans.
Exactly what part of ‘Scott Brown’ does this president not understand? Now he and Nancy Pelosi are trotting out their shills to declare that Ronald Reagan used reconciliation during his presidency, as though that rationale somehow trumps the public will.
Senator Robert Byrd conceived senate reconciliation in 1974, as a means to get around the threat of filibuster on contentious legislation. In other words, to subvert the public will. It is every bit as convoluted as it sounds, but suffice to say that it is designed to limit debate and amendment. President Reagan turned the tables on the Democrats in 1981 and used reconciliation to enact the largest tax cut in U.S. history. We remember it as the “Reagan Revolution.”
The current Democratic reconciliation ploy not only bears little resemblance to Reagan’s tax revolution, it is the polar opposite. Massive tax increases are built into the Healthcare Reform bill. More taxes without budget cuts to offset them.
Polls show that the people get it. This issue is toxic for so-called conservative or moderate Democrats on the Hill. Still, it can pass, and it must not pass if we hope to have the America we know and love after Obama is gone.
Government run healthcare – and this will be government run –expands services to more people an will drastically reduce the quality of care. Why would anyone want to do that to what is without qualification the best healthcare program in the world? Taxes.
The issue for the GOP is cut and dry. Invited senators should attend Obama’s healthcare summit and quit harping about it being a “set up.” The President has failed to understand that the issue is moot. The people truly get this and they don’t want compromise.
Republicans must go up to that summit and demand a new start. Not on healthcare reform, but on health insurance reform. Then leave the rest to us.
Yes, Morris and McGann have been pivotal to this debate. They have put their lives and finances into defeating ObamaCare and we should join them now in their effort to sway moderate Democrats away from this devastating legislation.