Friday, February 5, 2010

No, maybe he can't.

After the shot (or Scott) heard around the world the British Red Coats marched on from Lexington to that famous bridge in Concord. The British pushing on to Concord after Lexington is akin to Obama's speech to gathered democrats not to give up on health care because of that little skirmish in Massachusetts. "Push on through" he said. Well, apparently today the president has arrived at the bridge, and like the British Red Coats, he has realized that it is a bridge too far.

Obama admits health care overhaul may die on Hill (AP)
No, maybe he can't. President Barack Obama, who insisted he would succeed where other presidents had failed to fix the nation's health care system, now concedes the effort may die in Congress.
Obama, like the British, has no respect for the will of the people.
if Congress decides we're not going to do it, even after all the facts are laid out, all the options are clear, then the American people can make a judgment as to whether this Congress has done the right thing for them or not
He still does not get it. He does not understand that he lost Kennedy's seat precisely because he is tone deaf as to what the American people want.

If parliamentary tricks are used to pass health care, well then, that will be the equivalent to the battle of Long Island, and the retreat from Manhattan. The Tea Party Revolution will have lost a battle, but not the war.
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