March 13th, 2010
By Michael Goodwin, NY Post
Sorry Obama, we’re not buying what you are selling
Once again, Barack Obama is a happy pitch man. He’s on stage with a microphone, jacket off, sleeves rolled up, his voice rising and falling as he tries to whip the big crowds into revival-tent fervor.
He’s still peddling Hope & Change, although now he calls it health-care reform. He swears his miracle elixir will save your life, your money and your country.
It will do anything you could possibly want — unless you want the truth.
Then you’re squat out of luck. See, truth is a pre-existing condition not covered by ObamaCare.
We used to arrest people for selling snake oil. Now we elect them.
“No false claim left behind” is the perfect summation of President Obama’s last-gasp push for a bill that hasn’t even been written. No matter details or cost, it’ll cure whatever ails you and America.
He’s for it, whatever it ends up saying. Just as he was for the House bill and the Senate bill, both before and after they were written, although they contradicted each other in key ways.
And we have to do it now — now, for history, before it’s too late.
For Obama, it’s already too late. The public took a leap of faith on him once, and his expensive potions are making the country sicker. The sell-by date on his promise machine has expired.
He and Nancy Pelosi might browbeat, scare and bribe enough weak-kneed House Democrats to get a party-line majority, but he’s already lost something far more important than whether the health takeover squeaks by.