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Obama Spin Getting Absurd   August 31st, 2009
He's grasping at straws now       

 
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It appears that when it comes to the health care debate, President Obama is really grasping at straws. It would seem that the debate has ended, he has lost the debate on merit, and now it's time for him to see if he can gain sympathy by leveling accusations and making Republicans the "bad guys."

President Obama took to the conservative airwaves Thursday to charge that Republican leaders are engaged in a vast right-wing conspiracy to kill health care reform in order to repeat the 1994 mid-term takeover of Congress, which followed the defeat of President Clinton's reform plan.

"I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, 'Look, let's not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94, when Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the mid-term elections and we got the majority. And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook," the president said.


It's sad top see the President of the United States reduced to conspiracy theory.

If this was a planned conspiracy, and the Republicans could pull it off, why then did Republicans "give" him a $787 spending bill followed by a cap and tax bill? If Republicans could have stopped these things, they would've. The truth is that Republicans tried to stop those two bills but with an overwhelming Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate, there was simply nothing Republicans could do to stop it.

And there's really nothing Republicans can do to stop Obama's health care plans, either.

The only ones that can stop Obama's health care plans are Democrats. That's the reality. If Obama doesn't have the votes to pass his health care plan, it's because not all Democrats are on board. Obviously Republicans aren't, either, but it's absolutely silly for the president to come out swinging at Republicans when all he has to do to get what he wants is to get his own party in line. Republicans aren't Obama's problem and Republicans can't stop Obama's plan. Democrats are his problem and Democrats are the only ones that can stop him.

Of course, the reason even Democrats are against it is because the American people are against it, and the American people are making this abundantly clear. And Americans now trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of health care. America has seen what Obama and the Democrats are offering, and they don't like it. In fact, 53% of America doesn't want the Democrats' health care plan.

So unless Congressional Democrats and 53% of the American public are part of this "vast right-wing conspiracy," it's clear that the president is in denial that the people just don't want his version of health care reform. Calling it a "vast right-wing conspiracy" is a dangerous course of action for the president. It might just make 53% of the American public realize they're apparently part of that "conspiracy," and they might just be comfortable in that role--and vote accordingly.

As for a repeat of 1994, I think it's overreaching to call that a Republican "plan." If it happens it would appear to be just a natural reaction to liberals going too far and Americans responding accordingly.

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