Sunday, November 15, 2009

All Things to All People

It stretches through twelve hundred pages of intentions, impressions, desires and carve-outs for special interests and it isn't even done yet. We're looking forward to taking one 1200 page pile and shuffling it with another 1000 page pile to create a morphed document that will then be voted on to become only the basis of a ten thousand page pile of actual legislation what will be so confusing that a legion of lawyers will be able to devote their entire careers to interpreting and litigating the resultant mess.

What to make then of this double-talk:

I Don't Want to Change the Status Quo and I'll Have it Both Ways

Did you get that explanation of status quo from Axelrod? Here's the President's own statement:

"I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill. And we're not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions," Obama told ABC News on Monday. "And I want to make sure that the provision that emerges meets that test -- that we are not in some way sneaking in funding for abortions, but on the other hand that we're not restricting women's insurance choices."

Got that? No federal funds for abortions! But the federally created healthcare provider which will be subsidized by federal funds will not be prohibited from funding abortions. It's clearly the best of both worlds. He funds abortions without funding abortions.

My basic rule still applies. If he is speaking, he is lying. Whatever he says you can be secure in believing that what he will do is exactly the opposite.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is characteristic of much of their policy. The messiah says he he withholding his judgment about sending troops to Afghanistan, even withholding his judgement about formulating his "carefully and thoroughly considered" Afghanistan policy. But the truth of the matter is he has ben sending in troops, and he does in fact have a policy. And part of that policy is to mitigate the clout of the military and the traditional authority of the military to shape policy--even in those areas where it has been the military's traditional role to contribute to policy making.

Perhaps the deeper part of that Afghanistan policy is the social engineering goal back home: Weaken the military and weaken the American democratic-republican system, and then there is the demographic goal of creating a non-English speaking slave class. That is, the administration is pursuing an authoritarian socialist post-Marxist agenda. Corporatism controlled by international banks. Sounds a lot like Rollerball, eh?

Another example is Iraq. The messiah is pulling troops out as he has promised, but only to replace them with corporate mercenaries!

You know it's bad when Cindy Sheehan is beginning to make sense!