Saturday, November 29, 2014

Schumer is showing the way for Democrats


Politicians have learned that Obama Care is extremely unpopular.  It may be the most unpopular piece of legislation in recent memory   Go to a political cemetery and count the tombstones of Democrats who voted for Obama Care and are out of office.   The losses are historic!
 
So what do Democrats do about Obama Care?   How do they remove this burden from their backs?
 
 
"Speaking at the National Press Club, the influential Senate leader identified the decline of middle-class incomes as the defining challenge of the age. Democrats can only win elections, Mr. Schumer said, as “the pro-government party”—and ObamaCare is undermining that larger political project.  
The Senator called the law a distraction from the “middle-class-oriented programs” his party should have pursued after 2008: “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem: health-care reform.”  
Mr. Schumer said he still supported the entitlement’s goals, but “it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs.” 
 
Senator Schumer is opening a door so that Democrats can jump ship and vote, at least, for amendments or even a repeal.   He is letting Democrats know that allegiance to Obama Care is no longer a must to call yourself a Democrat.
 
Yes, do not be shocked if there are enough votes in the US Senate and Congress to override a presidential veto and repeal Obama Care.
 
This is what happens when:
 
1) you lose as badly as the Democrats did in 2014;
 
2) your leading candidate for president is looking for a way to detach herself from the Obama administration; and,
 
3) every Obama Care promise was broken by reality. 
 
Who would have believed this a year ago?   or when Justice Roberts made Obama Care a reality in June 2012?
 
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Not surprised that Pres Obama ran into a little anger about immigration


On Tuesday, President Obama went to Chicago to take a victory lap on his recent immigration executive order.    
 
Yes, some were cheering but many were not, as reported by The New York Times:

"It was supposed to be a triumphant homecoming for President Obama, and a chance to cast his executive action on immigration as the latest chapter in America’s history of welcoming foreigners.    
But the president was forced Tuesday to pare down a speech aimed at selling his immigration plan by protesters who repeatedly interrupted him to demand even more relief.    
“I understand why you might have yelled at me a month ago,” Mr. Obama told three women in the audience who stood up to shout slogans of “Not one more!” “Stop deportations!” and “There is no justice!”    
“It doesn’t make much sense to yell at me right now,” he said.""
I don't know if it makes sense to yell at President Obama now.   To be fair, he reached pretty far to issue very controversial order that are very unpopular with the public.
 
However, a lot of these undocumented immigrants wanted more and sooner rather than later.
 
President Obama's problem is that he raised expectations in 2008 too much.  He will not please them unless he signs some type of comprehensive "immigration" that legalizes  11 million people, including the "dreamers".  
 
In 2009-10, President Obama had the majorities but did not deliver.    He faces the backlash now.
 
This is a good lesson for the next candidate who tells a lot of people what they want to hear in the campaign.   The lesson is that people will remember your promises and file claims to collect the promised benefit after they work to elect you.
 
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