By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
Barbara Walters admitted the other day that she once thought Barack Hussein Obama was the Messiah. That was then and this is now. The same Barbara Walters must have had her health insurance cancelled because she has just declared that Hillary Clinton is the Messiah-ette of 2013. A lot of people in the left-wing news media must have agreed that Obama was some sort of messiah because they were talking about him with the same hushed tones of reverence you would normally hear in church. Except Chris Mathews who had to inject his semi-pornographic comment about Obama giving him a thrill up his leg. And all those halo pictures were getting to be a bit too obvious.
So much for the ups and downs of Obama’s spiritual reputation. The real reality is that Barry Soetoro //aka// Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t know anything about being a messiah and his most notable creation ObamaCare, the signature law he championed, is crumbling into a pile of dust at his feet – sort of God-like in reverse. And the liberal mainstream news media is beginning to report it.
After ramrodding ObamaCare through Congress with only the Democrats voting for it and government officials declaring it the law of the land that nobody was allowed to read before voting on it, Obama has exercised dictatorial powers not authorized in the Constitution and changed the law a half-dozen times in order to fix every problem that crops up. Here is what others have to say about the latest changes.
Wall Street Journal
Obama Repeals ObamaCare
Under pressure from Senate Democrats, the President partly suspends the individual mandate.
Opinion Dec. 20, 2013 6:41 p.m. ET
It seems Nancy Pelosi was wrong when she said “we have to pass” ObamaCare to “find out what’s in it.” No one may ever know because the White House keeps treating the Affordable Care Act’s text as a mere suggestion subject to day-to-day revision. Its latest political retrofit is the most brazen: President Obama is partly suspending the individual mandate.
The White House argued at the Supreme Court that the insurance-purchase mandate was not only constitutional but essential to the law’s success, while refusing Republican demands to delay or repeal it. But late on Thursday, with only four days to go before the December enrollment deadline, the Health and Human Services Department decreed that millions of Americans are suddenly exempt.
The Weekly Standard
At this point, after months of on-the-fly pronouncements, delays, and exemptions (often announced, not coincidentally, in the days just before a major national holiday), perhaps nothing should surprise us anymore about Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. But yesterday’s announcement is still startling because of what it says about the state of the president’s signature domestic legislation. The law is falling apart before our eyes.
But by conceding that the individual mandate can and should be delayed for one group, the administration has opened a major can of worms. For starters, this exemption is going to strike many Americans as blatantly unfair and arbitrary. It comes at the 11th hour, after millions of people, including those with canceled plans, have already made their choices based on the rules they thought would be in effect. The administration said for months that the mandate would not be waived for anyone, even those with canceled policies, and it vowed a veto of any delay legislation coming out of Congress. Now the rules have been changed, and some families who have committed to pay thousands of dollars in insurance premiums will feel very personally betrayed by an untrustworthy administration.
An untrustworthy administration
Welcome to the newest banana Republic. Democrats in America must be proud of themselves. And Republican Congressman Joe Wilson was right after all when he mouthed the words “YOU LIE” during Obama’s State of the Union address. Heck, even the liberal fact checking web site Politifact gave Obama the Lie of the Year Award.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.