Obama’s Imperial Presidency
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Common sense, (unhappily) not very common these days, dictates that under ObamaCare healthcare rationing in the US is a given. Even Obama’s new Czar of Medicare and Medicaid has said so.
Donald Berwick having been installed in the position by the Obama Regime’s “Recess Appointment” (While Congress is out of session) will hold that position, come hell or high water, until the end of the year 2011 (roughly 17 months).
With the use of the Recess Appointment Obama managed to get HIS man in the position HE wanted him without a Senate hearing or even a Senate vote on his nomination.
See how easy it was for tricky Obama to by-pass the Senate and, even more importantly, the American people, to get his way?
You know, I remember when folks used to complain and accuse President Richard Nixon of being an Imperial President! Can you imagine that? I mean, compared to Obama, Richard Nixon was a choirboy and a presidential piker!
Of course, Obama had good cause… very good cause. The very last thing Obama wants is for the American people to actually understand what Obamacare is going to do to the practice of medicine and healthcare as a whole in the United States. So, he HAD to recess appoint Berwick. There was no question of him ever going before a Senate hearing.
You can bet that had Berwick been subjected to a Senate hearing he would have been hit, immediately, by republican interrogators about his support for rationing of healthcare for the American people. Think Obama could risk that? Hell, NO!
Here is the Berwick quote they would have leaped upon instantly: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care, the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” Oh, it gets better (or worse – depending upon your viewpoint!).
Here is a quote taken from a speech Berwick made to a British audience back in 2008: “Any healthcare funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized, and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition redistribution.”(SOURCE)
Redistributional? Is that like, you know, S O C I A L I S M?
NOW do you understand why Obama and his regime had to keep Dr. Donald Berwick under wraps until Obama could make the recess appointment a done deal and the American people would have no chance to stop him?
All this time I thought America had no king! How utterly stupid of me! I suspect if you look up “Imperial President” in a dictionary you will find Obama’s photo.
Look, if the American people are to rescue the healthcare system in America from socialized medicine then we have to defund and repeal ObamaCare. We can only get that done if we toss out as many democrats at the polls in November as we possibly can.
Remember in November!