Obama can’t stop whining about powerless GOP minority’s opposition to ObamaCare

posted at 7:10 pm on August 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

Sometimes I think The One secretly wants a Republican wave next year. If his agenda’s going to go down in flames, it’d help his reelection bid a bunch to have a strong GOP obstacle to blame for its failure. As it is, he’s reduced to pathetic spin like this to complement the demagoguery about un-American brownshirted evil-mongers oozing out of the Democratic leadership. Scapegoat politics, Alinsky-style:

While continuing to argue he wants a bipartisan bill, President Obama today for first time publicly blamed Congressional Republican leaders for seeing health care reform in only political terms. And for the first time he acknowledged Democrats might go it alone.

Before a crowd of loyal Democrats this afternoon, President Obama said his party would pass health care reform with or without Republicans…

Earlier, in a radio interview, the President for the first time publicly accused Republican leaders of trying to kill health care reform for political reasons

“I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, ‘Look, let’s not give them a victory. maybe we can have a replay of 1993-94 when Clinton came in. He failed on health care and the we won on the midterm elections. and we got the majority.’ And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out of that playbook.”

Bear in mind, all this sturm und drang is over a handful of GOP votes. If they water down the bill until it’s soaking wet, maybe they get Grassley, the wonder twins from Maine, and one or two others to vote for it. That’s what constitutes bipartisan cover to the Obama spin machine. Only one problem: The more they water it down, the more likely it is that House progressives will walk away and the bill will stall. In fact, no less than Pelosi herself threatened House Blue Dogs, Senate Democrats, and The One today by warning that without a public option, ObamaCare ain’t going anywhere. If that’s true then it’s probably impossible to win Republican votes for it; given the growing public opposition to the bill, even Snowe and Collins may decide that they simply can’t sign off on a government alternative — which leaves Obama in a thoroughly wee-wee’d situation, to paraphrase the great orator of our age. To see how he ended up there, read this excellent, withering Jay Cost post about Team Barry’s inexplicable inability to predict the split between centrist Dems and liberals. It is indeed amateur hour at the White House.


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Obama has gone from walking on water to walking on wee wee!

My how fast has been the fall of our plaster of paris Icarus.

Dhuka on August 21, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Obama can’t stop whining about powerless GOP minority’s opposition to ObamaCare

FIFY

DSchoen on August 21, 2009 at 4:08 AM

This little piggy went to town halls.
This little piggy got booed.
This little piggy answered her cell phone.
This little piggy had a gun.
This little piggy went ‘wee wee wee’ and f@#$ed up my health care reform!

Mr Purple on August 21, 2009 at 4:17 AM

Hey, Obama! You are a poor excuse for any race, and I’m responsible for the defeat of your “health Scare” in my neighborhood; BLAME ME!

Cybergeezer on August 21, 2009 at 8:49 AM

“The Republicans we-weed on our bill,” -The President of the United States of America.

Akzed on August 21, 2009 at 8:59 AM

If your hair was on fire I wouldn’t cross the street to wee wee on your head, chile.

Akzed on August 21, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Bozo issued a statement yesterday that there is a republican conspiracy to stop obamunistcare. The link was on Drudge.

Today Bozo’s regime admits they are incompetent via RCP and WaPo no less:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/horseraceblog/2009/08/amateur_hour_at_the_white_hous_1.html

And dem strategists see the libs losing 20 or more seats in the house next year: http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/0809/Charlie_Cook_Dem_situation_has_slipped_completely_out_of_control.html

dogsoldier on August 21, 2009 at 9:44 AM

It’s like the #1 team,that has all the power players and
and playing at home,is worried that a couple of fans
showed up for the other team.

uber on August 21, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Notice they (all in the picture) are leaning left. Was is staged or do they really lean this way all of the time?

MSGTAS on August 21, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Please don’t use the word progessives to describe people who want the U.S. to adopt Marxist policies that have ruined many other nations.

corona on August 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Awesome! Reinforcing the death panel myth while simultaneously dismissing outrage over Republican lies, celebrating an insurance industry victory and making it all funny with lots of gestures! That’s a lot of plates you’re spinning at once, Mr. Crowder. Well played.

Constantine on August 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM

I think Obama is feigning his dismay. They’ll push this through, willing to take causalities at the edges, because once in they will be able to control the government for fifty years.

This is all about power, corruption and robbery. It has nothing to do with the sick, or the poor, or the weak. It’s been done before with good success in some nations. In other places, the people rose up and ran the politicians out on rails. We’ll see which way this goes in the next year.
Right now the people are being civil. There may come a time when that is not how the citizens will choose to handle it. I think some of the liberals get that and are backing off, for now. Other elites have forgotten they put their pants on the same way the rest of us do. That is going to come back and bite them at some point.

I hope this will be resolved peacefully, but don’t make the mistake that Granny will go quietly. When she and her hubby get going they’ll make the kids in the WTO riots look like cub scouts on a charity drive.

archer52 on August 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM

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