Dropped the Ball


Either the American voter has dropped the ball or the system has.

Even though there are certain enumerated powers granted to the Congress, they are limited in those powers, in theory, as the Founders envisioned our Government to operate.

How is it possible that Americans haven’t highlighted the major reason to fight and object to this Obamacare bill is the powers enumerated in the Constitution simply do not give the Federal Government the power to mandate Americans to purchase health insurance from private companies under threat of fines for failing to comply.

How can anyone that has even the slightest knowledge of the Constitution think that is even part of the same universe as the Founding Fathers idea of America?

I believe that the real problem here is the fault of not in a small part the parents of our kids, but mostly the local school systems that have emasculated their power in favor of the Federal Government, that wants our kids to be ignorant of the principles in which our Republic was founded.  They want each generation to believe that the Government owes them, secures for them whatever they desire, that all things good are provided by the Government.

Bait & Switch:

Not that we really needed a reminder that integrity is pretty rare or at least for sale at the right price, but Ben Nelson is only the tip of the iceberg.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, after securing a sweetheart deal for his state as part of the health insurance reform bill, said Tuesday that three other senators have told him they want to bargain for the same kind of special treatment.

“Three senators came up to me just now on the (Senate) floor, and said, ‘Now we understand what you did. We’ll be seeking this funding too’,” Nelson said.

I don’t want to be obvious here, but what the hell did Nelson think was going to be the end result of his blackmailing of Harry Reid?  Or maybe better said Harry Reid’s coercion or bribe for Nelson’s vote?

What is obvious is these people put as little thought into their deals as they do the bills they craft.  And the final product matters less than the appearance of getting something done.  So far, all I see is a bill that does nothing in the way of actual healthcare reform as a bill that Obooboo can say is a start in his State of the Union Address, but it does nothing more than raise taxes, to pay for things Americans will never receive.

Obama said in August 2008, at a town-hall meeting: “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.”

Reid is carving out deals, behind closed doors, buying votes at the tune of hundred of millions of dollars.  Does this even resemble what Obooboo promised in any stretch of your imagination?  Many of us were pretty certain that most of the campaign promises were nothing but hot air, most of the Nation was fooled.

Sen. Nelson might now understand what he has started, but I’m not so sure that it will have a lasting effect on any of them, or the American Voter.

Tyranny always comes in small increments.  Speed in such matters always raises concerns.


“Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God”


5 Responses to “Dropped the Ball”

  1. Craig Smith Says:

    Health reform will damage our system.

  2. Salvatore Says:

    Good Morning Chas, this has to be the most corrupt administration I have ever seen in my life time, it looks like they dont care about the elections in 2010….,this is unbelievable.
    Great post Chas.
    If the media will not hold the Administration accountable or at least report on what is going on, the majority of the Country will remain ignorant and any change will simply not happen.


  3. gwenfl Says:

    Good post Chas as always. I’m sure that this was not the first corrupt administration. But this one seems so open to the corruption. I was sickened when the vote passed and I’m sure it will pass the final vote today and they will add back in everything they took out to get it to pass. I pray America gets good sense and votes these crooks out. Maybe with some fresh senators and congressmen it will take a few years before they are only there for the almighty dollar which isn’t worth much anymore.

    Happy Christmas Eve Chas and Eileen and family.
    Deals have always been made, but this is way over the edge.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Gwen.


  4. Frank C Says:

    Good piece again Chas. I wonder how many senators will hear “What did you get for us in the bill?” Can we change the name of the Capital to “Pelosi-Reid Bunny Ranch.” We all know what they are they are just negotiating for their vote.
    Wait until they find out that they also have to pay for others “deals”. Unless they are too stupid to figure out where their money goes to.


  5. Eileen Says:

    But I did hear that MANY of the residents of Nebraska were disgusted with that man. Out you go they have say next election.
    Which is too bad in a sense because Nelson was one of the more sane Democrats in the Senate. I would have not believed that he would sell his principles for so little in money but risk so much in chance for re-election.


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