And I have no doubt that Barney’s claim that he told Obama to not push for the government takeover of healthcare seems a lot like this tool is again trying to dazzle people with his bullshit. Monday morning quarterbacking, and a piss poor attempt at it at best:
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said he advised President Obama against taking up health care reform following a special election in 2010 that changed Democrats’ fortunes in the Senate, saying that he should have instead turned his focus to financial reform.
Frank referenced former President Bill Clinton and his failed health care plan from the 1990s. “Obama made the same mistake Clinton made,” Frank said in a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine. “When you try to extend health care to people who don’t have it, people who have it and are on the whole satisfied with it get nervous.”
The outgoing representative from Massachusetts added that after Republican Scott Brown won former Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat, breaking Democrats’ filibuster-proof majority, Obama should have backed down: “I think we paid a terrible price for health care. I would not have pushed it as hard. As a matter of fact, after Scott Brown won, I suggested going back. I would have started with financial reform but certainly not health care,” Frank said.
Ya think? What a crock of shit. The problem wasn’t just with how democrats went about screwing all Americans by passing & straddling us this monstrosity. The LSM and the left have done a good job at covering up all the nasty and dirty bits. How often do we hear about all the bribes and back room deals, again at the tax payer’s expense, that where needed to buy off enough democrats to go along with this horrible piece of legislation? And don’t you dare remember how we were told we had to pass it to see what was in it too! Or about the fact that a bunch of leftist twits convinced themselves that it was constitutional for the government to force Americans to buy something they wanted and are now acting like a spoiled child that was told no dessert before they eat their broccoli.
Then there is the massive list of special interest with exclusions. No, I am not talking about either our political class or their union friends that automatically got exemptions so they could keep their plush coverage. I am talking about the people that had to bribe or pay off democrat politicians, I mean make their case for the exclusion, right, in order to avoid the consequences of this disastrous policy, which not only will damage quality and access to healthcare for most Americans, but is constructed in such a manner that it not only is dependant on unconstitutional mandates to force citizens to pay for it, but is assured to fail. And I think that failure isn’t seen as a bad thing by the left, but a feature – a way for them to guarantee that they get the single payer system they would otherwise never get people to go along with in this country. More too big too fail in action.
Now you have tools like Frank complaining about how the left should have focused on the economy. Finally an admission that from the top down this was never, ever a priority with these assholes, despite their claims to the contrary. The proof is in the legislation they passed. Things like Obamacare and the
That’s why we have a lost economic decade - if we are so lucky I should add, because if we do not end the crap that these leftists are doing it will be even longer - where most Americans that produce wealth, lost out, as massive quantities of wealth was simply destroyed. Yeah, blame Bush. But the fact is that it was neither our leaders during the Bush era acting like liberals when spending, nor the wars we were forced to fight, and certainly not the bullshit about how tax cuts deprived poor government of it’s money as the insane and stupid envy mongers push, but the culmination of insane leftists social engineering policies finally coming up on reality and crashing & burning, that started the economic problems. What followed, the insane government spending and the growth of the nanny state, is what exacerbated it, and all but guaranteed us a long period of pain.
The only people that made out in the age of Obamanomics are the free loaders and the politicians that gain power by buying their votes with tax payer money. And we remain constantly assailed with more ridiculous and divisive class envy politics, intended to distract people from the reality of how disastrous the massive deficit spending and policies of the last 3 years have been, as Obama and the democrats remains focused on meaningless policies like the Buffet rule, free contraceptives, and racialist nonsense to distract the average Joe. I have no doubt that neither Obama nor the democrats can run on their “accomplishments”, that’s in quotes because most of us sane people consider the things we got from Team Blue to be unmitigated disasters: hence the circus atmosphere the LSM is helping them get away with.
Barney, you are offering too little too late. Likely because you are pissed you had to give up your lucrative deal milking the tax payers for all it was worth. Obamacare wasn’t the only thing the left fucked up on, although it certainly is the biggest of them, when you all dropped the ball on the economy. Then again, I am not sure what you think that you leftists would have done to better the economy. Stimulus Part Deux wasn’t going to fix anything, and I can not think that people that believe all solutions and answers come from government, and only government, would have done anything that would have helped the economy, either in the short or long term, in any way or form. And that’s what people need to remain focused on.