Sunday, September 13, 2009

Obama: We will not tolerate any more fear mongering, Grandma won't die, illegals won't get insurance, blah, blah

He opens his speech to the joint Congress with the above "fear factor" that Republicans are guilty of whipping up. Then he opens his own can of "fear" with the following:

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"I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am

determined to be the last,” he said.

Get ’er done. And get ’er done now.

Why? Because the current system doesn’t work and it will only be worse in the future. “Everyone in this room knows what will happen if we do nothing,” Obama said and began a litany of gloom.

“Our deficit will grow. More families will go bankrupt. More businesses will close. More Americans will lose their coverage when they are sick and need it most. And more will die as a result. We know these things to be true.”

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The only problem with his own "litany of gloom" is that what he describes is what actually will happen if his legislation passes, not if we put the legislation on to the back burner or the trash heap where it belongs.

Obama warns of use of scare tactics:

The new motto for us in opposition will now be -- YOU LIE!

This brings me to an unrelated topic of Joe Wilson being forced by the Democrats to stand up and issue an apolgy from the floor of the house. He should stand up and speak to all members of the House, Senate and the World and repeat his words -- YOU LIE! He should take his "admonishment as a badge of honor and watch just how fast he gets re-elected to his seat and regain the high ground on the debate of healthcare.

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