I shared with y’all that today I’m heading to Washington DC and will be there all week. There’s lots of buzz there on Capitol Hill as everyone is anticipating a new Congress and presidential administration — and it’s not the presidential administration most in Washington DC thought would be coming to town. And amazingly enough, someone is making a RARE trip to Capitol Hill to meet with the Democrats of the 115th Congress. Yep, ol’ Barry Soetoro is gonna be on Capitol Hill, hat in hand, to beg.
As reported by Fox News, “Top House Democrats gave more clues Monday about how they’ll fight GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare, sharing enrollment figures and stories about Americans saved by the health care law, ahead of President Obama’s visit Wednesday.
Obama makes the trip to Capitol Hill in his final weeks of office and as the Republican-controlled Congress plans to start repealing Obamacare the day GOP President-elect Donald Trump takes office. “
“Whatever the circumstance, health wise you are financially better off” with Obamacare, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday on a conference call with reporters. She was joined on the call by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and other top Democrats on key committees to tout Obamacare’s successes in reducing Americans’ health costs and increasing their access to better care — while sending warning shots about the perils of dismantling the 2010 law.
Pelosi and Hoyer argued that at least 20 million Americans would lose their health insurance, in part subsidized by the federal government, and chided Republicans for having no immediate plan to replace the law, more formally known as the Affordable Care Act.
“Understand, repeal and delay is an act of cowardice,” said Pelosi, D-Calif.
Said Hoyer: “Republicans’ repeal and delay plan is code for repeal without an alternative. … The truth is they have no alternative to replace it. … Their plan is to turn back the clock, make Americans unhealthy again, perhaps.”
This is the problem with the progressive socialists who run the Democrat Party — they still believe their own lies and offend everyone with a functional brain. The folly of the left was to embark upon a foolhardy endeavor called Obamacare back in 2009. They had the White House, House of Representatives, and the Senate. They mistakenly believed they had a mandate, and shut out the GOP in every way to push through a piece of legislation that was doomed to fail. So now, here we are, folks losing their doctors and insurance — if they can even afford it. We have an individual mandate, employer mandate, medical device tax, and even, through the Affordable Care Act, a government takeover of college student loans. And folks like Nancy Pelosi are trying to blow sunshine up our butts and tell us everything is comfy, rosy and warm. Just do a simple analysis, extract the expansion of Medicaid as part of Obamacare, and then tell us how many folks got better coverage.
For Nancy Pelosi, who once claimed, “we have to pass the bill in order to find out what’s in it” to now say “whatever the circumstances, health wise you are financially better off” reflects someone who fits every one of our three categories — stupid, stuck on stupid, and a special kind of stupid.
What we’re witnessing is nothing different from a fish that’s been caught and brought onto a boat. If you know what I’m talking about, the fish just thrashes around in the boat gasping for air. The Democrats are thrashing around, gasping for their political life.
Here we are, after eight years of the Obama administration and not a doggone accomplishment. Ok, all my dear favorite lefty detractors, if things were so GREAT, then tell me why Hillary Clinton got rejected, and Obama repudiated? Needless to say, two percent GDP growth isn’t acceptable, nor shall it be our new normal. Manipulating the unemployment rate to not count folks dropped from the rolls is a deceptive trick that many have seen through. And the sticker shock that came last October indicated Americans weren’t going to be receiving $2500 savings on their health insurance.
But, expect the Democrats to go full bore and bring out every single sad sack story to tell us how great Obamacare has been for them. They’ll shed those big ol’ tears and tell us how they would have been dead without Obamacare. This is the mantra of the party of economic enslavement. Get people hooked on government largesse so they become loyal acolytes, never again realizing that life is about a safety net for those struggling…not a hammock.
And so Barry Soetoro is going to Capitol Hill to beg the Democrats to fight for him. Kinda like Obama going before the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and telling them “I will be personally insulted if you don’t vote for Hillary.” Translated, this is all about me, and my fundamental transformation, my “legacy” and y’all had better fight for me.
Sadly, anyone can attest to the fact that Obama rarely came to Capitol Hill, outside of State of the Union addresses, to meet with the Democrat caucus and just offer his support. In the end, it has been Obama who has done THE greatest damage to the Democrat Party. Just look at how many gubernatorial races lost, House and Senate seats lost, and state legislatures lost. All of this came on Obama’s watch — it’s that little secret the left doesn’t want to talk about. So, this Wednesday Obama will be on the Hill, but not to thank the Congressional Democrats and greet the new members of the 115th Congress. Once again, it’s all about him.
Therefore, if there’s a little piece of advice I can provide to incoming President Donald Trump, it’s don’t make it about you. Do not go down the path of Obama and overuse first person singular or address the cabinet and the executive branch as “mine.” Everyone is there to serve the American people. When you forget that and seek to serve yourself and your own agenda, you’ll find yourself as Obama is now, still struggling, thrashing like a fish out of water, gasping for relevance.
Thirty-nine people lost their lives at a New Years Eve party in Istanbul because Obama created a vacuum. That void was filled by ISIS. Obama wanted to be more flexible with Russia and Vladimir Putin — how many have lost their lives in Syria, Crimea, Ukraine? Obama said he was pivoting to the Pacific, the Chinese built islands on coral reefs and are now fortifying them with military weaponry — anti-ship missiles and surface to air missiles. The world’s biggest supporter of Islamic terror now is flush with billions, thanks to Obama. Millions are out of work, and they want to work. Criminal illegal aliens are being provided sanctuary while our law enforcement officers are demonized.
This is just a sample of Obama’s legacy, and now he wants Congressional Democrats to sacrifice themselves for him. There is no honor in that. Then again, with Barack Obama, it’s not about honor, it’s about him. And sadly, Nancy Pelosi believes all is well, and she’ll continue to be the relic she is and dig an even deeper hole for the Democrats. All that’s left now, is for Keith Ellison to be Chairman of the Democrat National Committee.
You know what I find most funny and hypocritical, is how the Democrats are telling the GOP they have to work with them. Now, ain’t that a daisy? This fish will soon stop gasping for air…and America will be all the better the day progressive socialism takes its last breath in these great United States of America.