I still think that Obama and his election “team” are given too much credit for brilliance, in the general election, but I will give a little more credit for the caucus strategy in the primaries. I think the cards created an opportune situation, as much as, the wisdom of Obama and his handlers. So no one should have to preface their criticism, cloaked in suggestions, by paying homage to perceived brilliance of the Obama “Team”. Certainly there has been much less talk of brilliance post election than pre election, which is why the approval rating of Obama and the Democrats are falling. What you have is the public realization that the “Team” is typical politicians, when the expectations were for the atypical.
I am for Universal Health Care for all Americans. However, it’s not a win-win proposition, which is why I believe there is much resistance despite the majority of American believing that we need reform. To get something, you have to give up something. America will give up something to get Universal Health Care and Democrats rarely note this truth. We don’t live in a “Surplus” environment, where additions can be made without subtractions. Some people will lose something in order that others may gain something. It may mean a lower standard of living for Americans. It may mean that some with excellent care now may only receive “good” care in the future. It may be these things and a whole lot more or none of these things and something else negative.
That said, I am also sick of the opposition party and opposition spokesman’s like Shawn Hannity, Glen Beck and the like. I think that they are totally disingenuous in their opposition because they are for the most part in opposition to the Democratic Party and Obama. The political mantra of opposition parties today, whether it be Democrats during Bush or Republicans during Obama is this: “It’s not that we must succeed….it’s that the opposition must fail”. That is a paraphrased quote from the great Carthaginian General Hannibal. Opportunity only comes to the opposition party via the perceived failure of the incumbent party. Therefore, it’s in the interest of the opposition party to ferment failure of incumbent policies and initiatives….in order to ultimately claim victory. In the process…..the TRUE well being of the nation is trampled and there is no moral supremacy in regards to such behavior between the parties.