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Reflections on the Impending Death of Obamacare

If President Obama and congressional Democrats want to prevent more Democrats from suffering the fate next fall as outgoing New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, outgoing Westchester County Executive Andy Spano and various Democrats across the Commonwealth of Virginia did last night, they would do well to ditch health care as an issue and focus on legislation designed to create jobs.

And as they work on that legislation, they need bear in mind that to generate job creation without further burdening taxpayers and their descendants, you need remove the burdens on employers.  No wonder Virginians and New Jerseyites voted, respectively, for Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie.  These men know that government regulation won’t help entrepreneurs in their states.  They knew that the big issue in their jurisdictions was Joe Biden’s favorite three-letter word, jobs.

In Virginia, forty-six percent said “that the economy and jobs are the most important issue to their vote. One in four indicate that health care reform is their most pressing issue,”  In New Jersey, voters rated health care the fourth most important issue, after the economy/jobs, property taxes and corruption.

And yet the Democrats in Washington, D.C. have made health care their most important issue.  From my perspective as a blogger who follows the news, the 111th Congress has devoted far more time to health care reform than it has to economic growth (which give the makeup of the current Congress is not necessarily a bad thing).

But, I do think politicians in Washington follow election returns.  They read the Washington Post and know that the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia carried Fairfax County.  Republican Barbara Comstock even knocked off incumbent Democratic Delegate Margi Vanderhye in an inside-the beltway district.

And this is why as mayor of the gay conservative city in the county of the land of blogs, having found a few coroners who have thoroughly examined Obamacare and have thus averred it’s not only merely dead, it’s really most sincerely dead, I can let the joyous news be spread that Nancy Pelosi’s wicked big bill will soon to be dead.



  1. Ding dong the witch is dead… which old witch? The wicked witch (Obampelosicare)…. ding dong the wicked witch is dead….

    I hope that it will die very soon. I hope that more people learn about the details in the Pelosi proposal and that they will make sure that Pelosi gets the message that what she proposes is totally ludicrous… and unworkable… and unconstitutional…. (hey I am not even a US citizen and I recognize that it is not constitutional)

    Comment by straightAussie — November 5, 2009 @ 4:00 am - November 5, 2009

  2. I just don’t have that kind of faith to believe that it’s dead until they declare it thus.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 5, 2009 @ 7:03 am - November 5, 2009

  3. I’ll guaranteedamntee you one thing though, with the thought crimes law, you can kiss off DADT.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 5, 2009 @ 7:04 am - November 5, 2009

  4. Attention – Drop your membership to AARP NOW!!!!!! They are expected to endorse the Pelosi version today.

    Comment by PatriotMom — November 5, 2009 @ 7:13 am - November 5, 2009

  5. The only way to ensure a vampire is dead is to drive a stake through it’s heart, chop off it’s head, fill the coffin with garlic and crucifixes, and rebury the body face-down.

    When the same happens to ObamaCare, I, for one, I’ll finally be able to rest easy.

    Comment by MarkJ — November 5, 2009 @ 8:20 am - November 5, 2009

  6. Vote the bums out — all of them — leave not a single one sitting in Congress — that’s about the only way we can be sure it is dead legislatively. Yes, Republicans too. Then to make sure it doesn’t rear it’s ugly statist head again we perhaps need a simple constitutional amendment:

    “The federal government shall not create, own, operate or manage in any way an entity which competes with non-government for profit or non-profit companies, or engage in any profit making enterprise for the production of any good or service, or own stock or other debt instruments of any kind in any private enterprise, nor shall it regulate by law or rule any hiring or firing of personnel in a private profit or non-profit enterprise.”

    A little draconian, but that might be the stake through the heart; or something mighty close to it.

    Comment by Jim Hlavac — November 5, 2009 @ 8:33 am - November 5, 2009

  7. Follow the money.

    Obamacare will raise huge tax revenues immediately. There will be no Obamacare outlays until 2013 and after.

    The revenues raised from passage until 2013 will count toward reducing the deficit. They will be spent on all sorts of pork and pet projects.

    This is not about healthcare, it is about opening a new treasure chest and going on a spending spree.

    When Obamacare kicks in, the already empty coffers will be fueled by IOU’s issued from its inception. The treasury will sell bonds and the FED will buy the bonds and the bureau of printing and engraving will throw the presses into devalued currency overdrive.

    For Democrats it is NOT about the children or because they “Can’t Stop Thinkin’ About Tomorrow.” It is all about power and more walking around money.

    Comment by heliotrope — November 5, 2009 @ 8:40 am - November 5, 2009

  8. President Obama and congressional Democrats… would do well to ditch health care as an issue and focus on legislation designed to create jobs.

    What on earth is that? How does government create jobs, or bring about net job increases in the economy, other than by *repealing* previous government acts that effectively prevent economic growth and job creation?

    “Stimulus” doesn’t count: any jobs “created” are stolen from elsewhere in the economy (as the government taxes, borrows, prints money from thin air, etc. to pay for the alleged “stimulus”).

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 5, 2009 @ 9:21 am - November 5, 2009

  9. I can let the joyous news be spread that Nancy Pelosi’s wicked big bill will soon to be dead.

    Sorry, but I notice that you are relying on the analysis of Dick “Often Wrong” Morris. I’ll only believe it when I see it the toes curling into the socks under the house. Mark my words, there is a crap sandwich still on order, Extra Large, for us.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 5, 2009 @ 9:33 am - November 5, 2009

  10. heliotrope is right. But there is another element, one of pathology and incapacity. The Left cannot do anything other than what they’re doing. They cannot pass legislation that will lead to job creation. They cannot offer tax breaks to businesses. They cannot free up capital for investors. They cannot “reform” or “change” anything in the direction of greater latitude and freedom for the producers of society. They cannot do anything but what they’re doing: package age-old freedom-crushing means of state control within euphemistic proposals and launch constant attacks of hate against all who raise voice aganst them. So what we have now is Leftism caught in a crucible: how do they institutionalize their morbid and stifling statism fast enough to irreparably discredit capitalism and demoralize enough of the populace into resignation to the historic inevitability of the State before time runs out on them.

    Comment by rrpjr — November 5, 2009 @ 9:45 am - November 5, 2009

  11. Don’t forget about the march on the Capital building – today at NOON!! Anyone in the DC area, they need you to attend!!

    Comment by Jennifer — November 5, 2009 @ 9:53 am - November 5, 2009

  12. Good news from the economic front today productivity is way up. That means higher revenues, profits and a strained work force. Its usually an indicator that job growth is on the way.

    If so, kiss your party good bye!
    If not, kiss my party good bye!

    Comment by gillie — November 5, 2009 @ 10:28 am - November 5, 2009

  13. It isn’t dead yet, Pelosi is doing her best to pass it this weekend. What she learned from the election this week is that the American people can’t be trusted and it is imperative to screw us here and now.
    She couldn’t care less how many Dems lose their seats in 2010, once this bill passes we become like Europe, sucking at the teet of government and that means the Dems in control for a very long time.

    Comment by Leah — November 5, 2009 @ 11:53 am - November 5, 2009

  14. I’ll believe it when I see it, too.

    Comment by Annie — November 5, 2009 @ 1:57 pm - November 5, 2009

  15. I’m with TGC, I wont believe it til I see it voted down. In fact, I trust that even if it is voted down, the radical extremists who lead the Democrat party will continue trying to revive it, trying to sneak it through, as long as they remain in power.

    Controlling Americans health care is their “holy grail”. They will continue trying to pass it in one way or another until they lose power, and if Republicans take over they will do everything in their power to block ANYTHING that brings freedom and choice into health care. (As they blocked tort reform and buying care across state lines under Bush)

    Zombies are less obsessed with brains than “progressives” are obsessed with getting control over our health decisions.

    Comment by American Elephant — November 5, 2009 @ 3:45 pm - November 5, 2009

  16. gillie why be so pessimistic? Chairman Obama said he was goona get right on this unemployment thing. hehe

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 6, 2009 @ 3:10 pm - November 6, 2009

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