Obamacare is truly one of the most amazing pieces of law the world has ever seen. It is the administrative state out of control. It is hubris on an industrial scale. It is an Utopian fantasy constructed in a hurry so that the Republicans couldn’t stop it. It is crony capitalism. It has probably already entered an insurance death spiral.
David Shuster, a reporter for MSNBC wasn’t deferential enough to the Clintons during the 2008 campaign. When he said that Hillary was “pimping out Chelsea” the campaign lost it and went on a rampage calling up GE CEO Jeff Immelt to bring down the hammer.
I was just out in San Francisco and I definitely sensed a political shift in the winds. Obama’s “hope and change” has long left the Bay Area for many, though most won’t say it out loud yet. One gets the feeling out there that people think now is the time to begin turning the page on this political era, the Bush/Obama era.
Hilda Solis has worked for labor unions for her entire career. Therefore when President Obama appointed her to be Labor Secretary it was tantamount to giving a federal department to union special interests. That was only the start of what has turned out to be five and a half years of crony capitalism at the highest level.
As we have said before, we are pro-immigration. But we are also for the rule of law. If there is no rule of law (or very selective enforcement of the law for political reasons) it is hard to see how the influx on the border can be dealt with in any sane way.
This president doesn’t like criticism. Of course no president does, most of them are egomaniacs. But one gets the sense that there is a certain Nixonesque vein which runs through Mr. Obama. The way Obama has shut out the media or alternatively has sought to control it. The seeming need to display his bigshot status. The chip on his shoulder. The “do you know who I am” spirit which wafts around him.
I feel that there is a whole group of people who have come to see the insanity of the direction we are headed in who still hold Ron Paul at arm’s length. This is too bad, and frankly ignorant.
I don’t begrudge someone who gambles it all for a chance at a better life. I understand it and have respect for it on a deep level. If I was Guatemalan and 20 years old there is a good chance I’d be showing up at the US border. I am also no particular fan of the state. I am however a fan of Latin America generally and I speak Spanish. But given that we do believe in the rule of law. Given that we do believe that a reasonable role for our government is protecting the borders. We have to ask, “What in holy you know what is going on along our southern tier?”
It’s offered by The Institute for Healthcare Improvement.