Will Obama go down in the history books as a modern day Richard Nixon? Nixon thought he was 'smarter' than his political rivals. He thought he was 'smarter' than journalists and in the end he thought he was 'smarter' than the American Public. Nixon rammed his policies through the government in direct objection to many who felt he was "out of touch" with the American People.
Today, if we look seriously at the health care debate, we see Barack Obama taking on many "Nixonian" qualities. Obama knows that Health care will be the issue that may well render him one of the earliest "lame duck" presidents in history.
If he loses this vote he will be ineffective, a "Loser". That is something Obama has never had to face. Pelosi and Reid have a lot to lose too, they have promised him they can deliver, they have control, they can do the job.
Obama has taken a page from the Nixon playbook. Discredit your enemies. Nixon taped everything and he was surrounded by like minded individuals who constantly reassured him that he was right and America was wrong.
Obama has that same kind of group surrounding him. Cargill' , Axelrod, Emanuel, and a host of appointed Czars. They all tell him that he knows best, he is the one, that the American public is too "stupid" to know just how much he will change the face of American democracy and what authority the Federal government is given under this Health care bill.
So Obama send his minions out to discredit American showing up at these town halls as lobbyist, or even as Nancy Pelosi said "Political terrorists". But they will not talk about the issue of the problems with the health care bill. No, their job is to "distrac"t, to talk about conservatives, or Republicans or "Big insurance". The people showing up at the town halls are people with real concerns, not "political terrorists".
Obama has set up a "snitch site" or is it an enemies site called email@example.com where you are to "Report" any "misinformation" about health care reform. The real problem for Obama now' is that Democrats dislike McCarthyism and "communist witch hunts" or maybe to use Pelosi work "Political terrorists" witch hunts. Many in the Democxratic party have asked him to take down the site, yet Obama, like Nixon, feels he knows what is best.
People are actually READING the house passed health care bill HR3200 and they are asking real questions.. If Obama supporters actually READ the bill, maybe Senators and Congressmen should read it too, it really does state on page 42 that there will be Health Care commission that will decide your benefits.
It really does state on page 59 that the government will have access to your bank account:
It really does state on page 195 that officers and employees of Government Health care
Bureaucracy will have access to ALL Americans financial and personal records.
I could go on an on about what the bill REALLY says. These are the things that are coming up at these town hall meetings. These are the things these "Political terrorists" are asking about. Or maybe, are they just average Americans, like you and I, who are not as dumb as Obama thinks we are? Obama's minions are out to destroy Average Americans, to Demonize, average American because they have read the bill and understand it represents the greatest intrusion into the privacy of the American Public in history..
He is scared, he is afraid of losing and he will do whatever it takes. If it sounds like McCarthyism? it is, if it sounds like Socialism, it is. If it sounds like Obama is out of control it is because he is. Obama, Pelosi, and Reid have forgotten an American principal, they work for us not the other way around .
Nixon made that same mistake.