[With polls showing that the legislation is unpopular and congressional Democrats bracing for big losses in this fall’s elections, the president urged them to ignore the politics. “I do not know how this plays politically, but I know it’s right,” he said.]
Obama: Feel my contempt for your public opinion
That’s exactly how a statist thinks, regardless of public opinion, (the electorate, the very people that these politicians work for) the approval, and signing of a highly unpopular legislation into law will be rammed through, just because this statist thinks he knows better than the American people.
What Obama is saying is, I don’t care what you, the American people think, you’re going to have socialized health care whether you like it or not, because I, and my cadre of intellectuals deem socialism to be in your best interests. So screw you, American people, I won the election.
Then, after that’s all said and done, it’s only a matter of time (like here in Europe) when American politicians no longer even take the time to consult public opinion, or even pretend to do so, they’ll just happily pass one piece of legislation after the other and then inform the uninformed later on. KGS
President Barack Obama opened the final act of a year-long drama over health-care legislation Wednesday, calling on Democrats in Congress to approve the sweeping bill despite political risks and Republican opposition.
The president vowed to rally Americans and wavering lawmakers alike. White House aides said a pair of trips next week will be followed by a stream of public and private lobbying. The White House wants final votes by month’s end.
“At stake right now is not just our ability to solve this problem, but our ability to solve any problem,” Mr. Obama told a crowd of white-coated doctors and nurses in the East Room, where a year ago he started the drive for the legislation.
With polls showing that the legislation is unpopular and congressional Democrats bracing for big losses in this fall’s elections, the president urged them to ignore the politics. “I do not know how this plays politically, but I know it’s right,” he said. “Let’s get it done.”