Delivering the GOP response to the president’s radio address, the man who succeeded John Kerry as the junior Senator from Massachusetts–after that latter had served a record 25 years in the position, Scott Brown, called Obama out for not keeping his promises, you know to focus on what he was elected to do and not keeping pushing health care.
The delivery may note be great, but the message is clear: President Obama is not keeping his campaign promises by pushing a massive health care overhaul crafted behind closed doors when people are still losing their jobs:
Maybe you remember what President Obama promised in his State of the Union address. He said he was going to finally focus on jobs and the economy for the remainder of this year. I applauded him for that. Well, here it is, it’s almost spring. And what is he out there talking about again? That same 2,700-page, multi-trillion dollar health care legislation.
So, an entire year has gone to waste. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, and many more jobs are in danger. Even now, the President still hasn’t gotten the message.
Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst – the presumption that they know best, and they’re going to get their way whether the American people like it or not.
And, when politicians start thinking like that, they don’t let anything get in their way – not public opinion, not the rules of fair play, not even their own promises.
They pledged transparency. Instead, we have a health care bill tainted by secrecy, concealed cost, and full of backroom deals– and that’’s just not right. They should do better. The American people expect more.
Ed Morrissey calls this a “scathing assessment of the Democratic machinations to pass ObamaCare.” I agree.
(H/t for video: Gateway Pundit)