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Friday, April 02, 2010

Obama Chutzpah

James Taranto gets it right in WSJ Best of the Web Today:

'Hurry Up and Wait

In his latest show of chutzpah, Obama asks for patience with the law he rammed through.


No, it was not an April Fool's joke, but an actual headline from the Associated Press: "Obama Urges Patience as Health Care Law Kicks In." Here's what the president had to say Thursday in Portland, Maine:

"Every day since I signed reform into law, there's another poll or headline that says, 'Nation still divided on health reform, no great surge in public support.' Well, yeah. It's only been a week," Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery. "Before we find out if people like health care reform, maybe we should wait until it actually happens. Just a thought."

For the past year, Obama has been demanding that Congress enact his so-called reform immediately. Last July, it had to be done before the August recess. Then, after Democrats suffered big losses at the polls in November, it had to be done by the end of the year. It was so urgent that the House voted stayed in session late into Saturday night after Election Day, and the Senate actually voted on Christmas Eve.

"Slow down!" shouted the voters of Massachusetts. In January they elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate for the first time in almost 40 years, in large part on Scott Brown's promise to stop ObamaCare. The president charged ahead anyway, declaring that the time for debate was over. His allies in Congress bribed, bullied and cajoled their way to a razor-thin one-party majority in the House, and in the Senate they found a procedural work-around to render Massachusetts voters irrelevant.

Last month, in a process as ugly as it was heedless of public opinion, Obama got what he wanted. Two weeks ago the time for debate was over. Now the president is still talking ObamaCare, trying to sell the public on what he and congressional Democrats have already imposed upon us. And he's insisting that the public owes it to him to be patient.

It reminds one of that old joke about the definition of chutzpah: when a member of a death panel denies medical treatment to his parents, then pleads for mercy because he's an orphan.'

Megalomania cannot be treated in the President of the United States who has too much power to allow treatment, so, almost three more years to observe the mistake. Fortunately he will be neutered in November and we can begin the work of fixing our country.

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