This Blog is dedicated to Daniela, a dear friend of mine who today reminded me to mind my manners, reminded me that hatred is not a solution, and reminded me that the presidency is still to be treated with dignity no matter what I think of the person occupying this office.
Thank you for bringing me back to the grounds of good manners and behavior, and reminding me that with proper language I can still state my case.
Dear Mr. President,
Fool me once shame on you – fool me twice shame on me
Yesterday on March 21st 2010, the Democrats have, with a close vote, decided to install socialist healthcare on the United States (though the very same is failing all over the world). In Europe where the very same system has been installed since the early 50’s, behind closed doors everybody knows it is a failure.
Year by year prescription drugs have to be taken off the available list, services have to be reduced, down payments and dues have to be increased, new taxes with fantasy names have to be invented to finance the system and yet the federal Insurance companies in 100% ownership of their respective countries are near bankruptcy.
The independent Forbes Magazine has today, less than 12 hours after the final voting, published an Article showing the winner and loser of this bill and – oh miracle – the only real winners are the Pharmaceutical Industry as well as the Insurance Cooperation’s. The biggest losers are to be found among the Entrepreneurs, small business owners, mid size businesses as well as the middleclass. (Forbes Magazine 03/22/2010 “Health Reform’s Winners and Losers”: http://is.gd/aSJwo)
But I am not here to discuss the Healthcare bill itself. No, because within the past 15 hours and I am sure in the upcoming days 100’s if not 1000’s of Blogs and article will be written about that. No, I am here to talk about conduct, my conduct, the conduct of the Tea party Movement, and last but most important the Conduct of the President.
The first few hours my postings were full of anger, hatred, disbelief, and rage. Until Daniela wrote the following message to me:
“he won the election. this means he does represent a good portion of our citizens. and keep in mind that he was neither handed down the position or attained it dishonestly. he attained it rather by hard work; fulfilling the very dream our nation makes possible. that, if nothing more, is worthy of respect. he called upon Americans to help him rebuild America. it starts with the way we communicate about our leader and with each other. let that be the common ground. and instead of hurling insults on the man like so many Americans are doing, on issue like abortion, go out and start a campaign to educate people. there is not a single person I know that doesn’t feel guilty and awful, men and women, about their decision to abort. interview, document, educate; show movies like” 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” to students. That is, if you really care about an issue the President doesn’t address the way you think it ought to be. My guess is people just like to “bite and devour” one another.”
Is she right there? Yes, partially she is. Yes, he was not handed it, he won. You are 100% right when you say he has fulfilled a dream and accomplished his goal, this is something I credit to him, being a self-made man myself working my way up from the scratch, finding my connections, getting the right people together, I know what that means to build a network of success. And you are right when you say the presidency deserves more respect.
But the presidency has nothing to do with the person, the presidency of the United States is an institution and describes the office, the chair, the desk from George Washington and not the man occupying that office – he is an elected Administer of the property of the people and tenant of the same also called the “White House”. He is an employee of us and has to answer and listen to our wishes and our will. Never the less the constitution says it clear “WE THE PEOPLE” and not “I President Obama”.
Less than 15 month after his inauguration his approval ratings have dropped from 76% to 42% which means more than 30% of the people who voted for him lost their faith and stopped believing his words. Why is that? Citizens are humans after all, and they have the right to make a mistake, and just because he has been elected once, that does not mean he has to keep his job.
Every election today is an enormous Public Relation show and like my old father always said: Once you have the driver’s license then you actually learn how to drive – Once you are elected we see who you really are.
Barrack Hussein Obama ran his election campaign like a Rock Star on the platform of hope and change and turning the United States around for the better. During his campaign he called for more
- Transparent Government
- Less taxes or no additional taxes
- Bringing the troops home from Iraq
- Being a president of all Americans
- More honesty
- Putting an end to Cooperation influences to politics, backdoor deals, foul play and political tricks
- He wanted to be a president of the people
But what is left of it? Absolutely nothing at all, because less than 15 months after Obama taking office he broke all of the issues above – the entire platform he ran his Campaign on.
Right after taking office he has shown his true colors and his true agenda. I am not going through all of his actions such as foreign policy and so forth. I will just stick to the latest 10 months of Healthcare Reform building.
During the healthcare debate one of the Democrat speakers said (Quote): “When building a house you have to lay a foundation”. She was basically right, but I am not a lawyer but a construction engineer and when we cannot find a solution for a tricky construction problem we will come to the point where we throw the entire plan out and start all over from scratch. The Healthcare debate was a dead end for a long time. One of the key issues was the Abortion action where even many flip-flop pro-lifers from the Democrat side refused to sign – to the cheap trick Obama used to get around this, I come later.
- Bi-Partisanship, Open government, Teamwork,
Republicans have several times offered to throw the whole 2700 page monstrosity out and work on a bi-partisan bill agreement, in the spirit of Obama’s together/Teamwork campaign.
¬ Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Slaughter, and all the other Pundits have denied this on several occasions. Even worse, Pelosi threatened openly to board members if they talk to the opposition they will be thrown off the board.
¬ You rule by “My way or the highway” – this is not the course of a leader of the free world this is the course of a Dictator
¬ Pelosi had the tenacity to lock herself in a closed office with only “her team” to hammer out the Healthcare Bill – C-Span was even thrown out in order to avoid the public from seeing what was really in the Bill.
¬ When the criticism was too strong and too many people demanded to know what was in the Bill, Pelosi told the public at first (quote): “I know what the president promised during the election but that does not mean I have to follow” and when the heat was too strong from all sides, only two days later she spit in our face by saying: “After the bill is finished we will post it for an ample amount of time of 72 hours for the people to read it”. – 72 hours of time to read 3000 pages and protest is not democracy that is dictatorship.
- More Honesty, Putting an End to Corporation Influences as well as backdoor deals, foul play and political tricks
Has been honored by Obama with,
¬ Payoffs for votes,
¬ Backdoor deals
¬ Threats to Democrats
¬ 11 New Tax Increases to finance this monstrosity
¬ When Obama saw that the Pro-Life Democrats would not play along and he might be short the votes for the bill he threatened to use a political trick called “Self-Executing-Rule”.
¬ And when the heat was turned up by the opposition on using this tactic, considering it to be “foul play,” Obama realized that implementing this rule would probably mean political suicide for his personal re-election. So, instead he just promised Democrat leaders additional concessions for their votes. All the while knowing that their careers might be in jeopardy he still urged them to vote for his bill – which produced even more backdoor payoffs (in private business it’s called bribery, extortion, and corruption).
¬ The final draw was on March 21st 2010 when Obama silenced Pro-Life flip-flops like Bart Stupak when he promised a “Executive Order on Abortion” to assure Federal funded Abortion will only be used with regards to Rape Victims and Women in health jeopardy while pregnant.
With all due respect Mr. President, you may fool Mr. Stupak and some Americans, but you do not fool me and definitely not the majority of the American Public.
There is no legal grounds whatsoever for a “Standing Executive Order on an existing Bill”. An executive order is an emergency tool that allows the president a short term action until approval of the House and the Congress. Every Law Student knows that.
Bottom line is, this statement is fungus maceration and open to any wrongful use and interpretation by Pro-choice activist as well as subject to silent alibi-pro-lifers.
So where is the hope, Mr. President, where is the Change? What has changed? What made you any different than your predecessors? What happened to your promises? What happened to your “together, I am a president of all Americans?”
So far, all you have proven is that you are not any different.
¬ You support big corporations,
¬ you make backdoor deals, foul play, bribery,
¬ you lie to the people,
¬ you prove that you do not care about the public will, the will of the people,
¬ you are a dictatorial leader who wants things his way or the highway
¬ You are not a president for all Americans, especially not for the 76% opposing this Socialist Healthcare, but rather a president for:
- Feminist rights activists,
- And Atheists
That sums up 23% of the population – what about the rest – what about the majority in this country?
And you wonder why over 30% of your previous supporters have changed sides and do not trust you anymore?
Daniela tells me to give you respect, but you have not earned my respect. You tread on me and you do not care about my wishes.
Daniela says, if I am against abortion I should go out and hold speeches and educate Students – I am all for that and do just that, but in the meantime I reserve the right to say “I DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR ABORTION – NO MATTER WHAT”. Making me pay for Abortion sounds a lot like:
I hear what you say, you are allowed your personal opinion, but I (Barack Obama) don’t care you still have to pay for it and perform a silent agreement.
Who are you to tell me what I have to pay for, what I have to feel and think, and what I can do or not do.
You have taken an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America at all costs against all Enemies, foreign and domestic – but you tread on the Constitution every chance you get. WHO IS PROTECTING US FROM YOU?
So the bottom line is, while I do respect, honor, and defend
Presidency of the United States of America
And the American Constitution
With my life – no matter what.
You, Barrack Hussein Obama, do not deserve my respect – you have NOT earned it.
MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT AMERICA
The Healthcare debate has been moved behind closed doors. Now that is really nothing new, because Citizens and voters are already protesting, and every single day online sign-ups appear to support the opening of the debate to the public.
What is behind all of this? Broken promises by Obama and his dictatorial Czar Government to railroad the public?
When confronted with the fact that Obama promised a transparent debate on the Healthcare issue Nancy Pelosi reacted like this (Quote):
“The president made many promises during the election time.”
What does that mean? Election Time is over, and now that Obama is the housekeeper of the White house he can do as he pleases? Or does that show the overestimation of Pelosi’s own capabilities?
No absolutely not. Do not make the mistake of underestimating that woman. Nancy Pelosi and with her Harry Reid are many things (Greedy for power, Arrogant, narcissistic, cold hearted, bullying and many more things), but definitely not stupid.
After losing 5 Democratic leaders in the past two month (4 leading Democrats retiring, 1 changing Party) Obama, Reid and Pelosi are aware of the following facts:
– The Faith of the American People in the Obama “Hope and Change Show” is lost
– Obama’s approval ratings are going down on a daily basis and have reached a record low.
– Obama promised during the election that the Healthcare debate will be held publicly but the rejection of his idea of Healthcare is too strong.
– The 2010 Election will be a disaster for both Democrats and Republicans and the so called Independents who’s emergence at the moment is unpredictable in what they are doing (http://wp.me/pF1Ot-2b)
– The majority of Americans however reject free Healthcare for Illegal criminals and Public funded Abortion and the Socialist Public Healthcare as a whole.
– Both Leaders in the election for T. Kennedy’s seat in Mass. Are declared Obama Care opposition. As a matter of Fact Scott Brown (R-Mass.) the current leader in the Polls has vowed to kill ObamaCare (http://is.gd/60iMW).
And those are only excerpts of the problems for the Democrats. So what to do?
Obama, Pelosi, and Reid know that if they don’t push the Bill through before February or March it is called Game over. The 4 Democrats will not further continue to support the Bill in order not to trash their successors election, the house and Senate Representatives will concentrate on their election, and the people will show their power in the very same way by voting out everybody that has worked for the bill.
Last but not least the majority in the house and Senate will be lost. That leaves Pelosi and Reid without any memorable monument.
I am certain that Obama was not too happy about Pelosi’s election remarks and Pelosi herself was rather carried away when she made that comment. But the damage is there – so what to do?
The only way for the Democrats to get their will and still add the Abortion and Healthcare for Illegal’s to the bill is to do what they are doing now.
Like I said – Pelosi is many things, but not stupid. She knew right away that this statement was a mistake, and I am certain that Obama gave her some real nice words about it as well so immediately she reconsidered and did what all politicians do – going to the “Political Bag of Tricks,” when she declared in a Press conference (http://is.gd/6097k) that she will give the Public “An Ample amount of Time (72 hours) to read through the bill”.
She knows that this monstrosity of 2000+ pages and an additional 900 something pages of amendments will not be readable for the public within 72 hours nor give the public time to air their grievances or protest. I am a quick reader but even I needed about a week and a half to read the whole Bill.
So the only remaining solution for Obama, Reid, and Pelosi is to do what the Democrats always do – producing a huge damage and financial disaster for the country and then retire.
It is all a political calculation. After recognizing that the 2010 midterm Election is going to be lost, Democrats can easily lean back and watch the Republicans and Independents struggle with the costs.
The Democrats know that the healthcare bill is not financeable without raising Taxes, but once they are de-elected in 2010 they can blame the Tax increase on the Republicans.
And the Republicans have a huge problem:
– If the Republicans kill the Healthcare bill after the 2010 elections they have to explain to 21 Million people why they have taken Healthcare away from them. Democrats know that this won’t be happening since this would be political suicide for the Republicans.
– And if the Republicans keep up with that nonsense they have to increase taxes to finance Healthcare – Here Obama can lean back and blame the tax increase on the Republicans and have a good start for his Re-Election, hence making it hard for any counter candidate to prevail.
While Democrats, have a free ride to the 2012 Presidential election.
– By opening the Bill 72 hours for review they can say that Obama kept his promise to the public and did not lie.
– Having the Bill Obama can say he has kept his promise to the Lazy, the illegal’s, and baby murders with public Socialist Healthcare
– And on top of all that they can blame the Tax increase on the Conservatives, though everybody knows that the Democrats produced it. But let’s face it – Voters don’t see the bigger picture they see the money in their pocket at the moment – and the Democratic PR Show is back on the road twisting the truth.
Business as usual for the Democrats, I have to admit and have to give credit to the Democrats, this entire thing is a tactical masterpiece. Either way we, the conservatives, have to deal with the damage and find a way out of the disaster.