February 26th, 2010
By George Neumayr, American Spectator
Obama tries to claim the common ground while moving everyone leftwards
The middle distance between truth and error is still error, but Barack Obama can’t even get there. He is the self-appointed custodian of “common ground” while not moving an inch towards it, as evidenced by the fact that the most controversial element in his plan, abortion funding, remained in it up to the day of the summit.
That Obama considers the taking of unborn life essential to “health care” explodes the conceit of the whole discussion, namely, his great concern, supposedly superior to the concern of Republicans, for the lives and welfare of the American people. He tosses and turns at night worrying about the “uninsured” while recalcitrant Republicans just don’t care about them, according to the media-approved narrative.
But why should the American people entrust their health care to a president who doesn’t even believe in the Hippocratic Oath? Why should the enfeebled trust a party that prides itself on snuffing out the life of Terri Schiavo?
It is not at all clear why the Democrats should enjoy the moral high ground on health care. At least the Republican proposals don’t involve killing anyone.