Team Obama's "Emergency" Excuse Is Yet Another ObamaLie
It was opportunity, not emergency, that made Team Obama enact Obamacare.
What did stealth socialist President Obama and soon-to-be former Speaker Pelosi do after being "shellacked" in the midterm elections?
Try to explain that "emergency circumstances" made them do what they did, of course.
How gullible do they think voters are?
They did what they long wanted to do, and they got the chance to do it as a result of the 2008 elections.
The catastrophe that is the Age of Obama is the result of the liberal media establishment selling instead of scrutinizing presidential candidate Obama and concealing instead of revealing his lies to the voters about his relationship with ACORN.
It was opportunity, not emergency, that made Team Obama enact Obamacare.
Remember the video of a young Obama telling his SEIU friends that he ultimately wanted a single payer plan, but realized it had to be achieved in stages?
When Scott Brown won the race to succeed the late Ted Kennedy as a United States Senator from Massachusetts early this year by promising to block Obamacare, it was apparent that Obamacare was not merely unwanted by most Americans, but political poison for members of Congress who did not represent liberal enclaves.
A president who respected the will of the people and read the handwriting on the wall would have accepted the will of the people.
Instead Obama heeded the advice of former SEIU boss Andy Stern.
"Through Stern's leadership, the SEIU has funneled vast amounts of financing to the Democratic Party and its candidates, far outnumbering the contributions of other unions during the last two election cycles. SEIU contributed $65 million to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry. The union spent another $85 million on Democratic candidates in 2008; $60 million going toward the election of President Barack Obama, with a significant chunk of that money funding door-to-door canvassing and other GOTV efforts, as well as voter registration.
"Stern is referred to as one of 'the chief architects of healthcare reform' in Modern Healthcare magazine's ranking of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for 2009. Stern has been named to MH's annual 'movers and shakers in healthcare' list for five years in a row. Stern is an ardent supporter of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
"Stern has been a frequent visitor to the White House since Obama's election. Between Inauguration Day and July 31, 2009, Stern visited the White House 22 times, meeting with the president seven times.
"Under Stern, the SEIU has poured millions into a group called Health Care for America NOW!, which set up pavilions at nearly every major health care protest in 2009, and has given the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now nearly $6 million since 2006 – including $250,000 in 2009 – according to U.S. Department of Labor disclosure and the union's own statements. The SEIU recently 'cut all ties to ACORN' after the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy."
Obama is the instrument by which SEIU and ACORN moved to implement their radical political agenda, headed by Obamacare.
Last March 1, in "Why Obama Really Continues to Push 'Obamacare'" (www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=gaynorm&date=100301), I explained as follows:
"The title of a recent article by Washington Examiner's Byron York asks a very important question: 'Why Obama defies the public on health care?' (www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Why-Obama-defies-the-public-on-health-care-85426622.html).
"York's answer: 'Ever since Inauguration Day, the White House has acted on the assumption that, because voters elected Barack Obama, they want "Bold Obama." All the evidence suggests that is wrong...'
"York's right about the evidence showing that it's wrong to assume that the voters want a 'Bold Obama' agenda and wrong about why Obama continues to push 'Obamacare' despite the will of the people.
"The reality is the Obama is a radical trying to 'fundamentally transform' America to please socialists while denying that he's a socialist.
"Watch the video of Obama explaining to a friendly audience years ago that he favored a single payer plan (www.breitbart.tv/obama-in-03-id-like-to-see-a-single-payer-health-care-plan/).
"Obama: 'I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.'
"If Obama was a pragmatist, as he proclaimed, he would not still be pushing Obamacare.
"But Obama's mission is to deliver what SEIU and ACORN want, and that the Clintons failed to deliver.
"SEIU boss and most frequent White House visitor Andy Stern did not blink upon learning of the Massachusetts Miracle.
"Stern's order: full steam ahead!
"Stern soon after 'the Massachusetts miracle' was apparent:
'Today is no different than yesterday or the day before or the day before that. Pat DeJong will still wake up in Libby, Montana. Pat is still mourning the loss of her husband and the selling of his family’s ranch because of his medical bills. And, Pat will still go to the bed side of her patients each day, providing excellent care, still lacking coverage of her own. Pat’s reality is the reality millions of working people face every day. One political election does not change the fact that Pat and hardworking families across this country have been asking for and deserve fundamental reforms.
'The reason Ted Kennedy’s seat is no longer controlled by a Democrat is clear: Washington’s inability to deliver the change voters demanded in November 2008. Make no mistake, political paralysis resulted in electoral failure.
'During the past year, Republicans refused to do anything but stand in the way of change and Democratic Senators took too long to do too little. And tonight, the Senate bears the consequences for its failure to act decisively but the American people are the ones left paying the price. If our elected officials don’t recognize that every day more working families fall victim to Washington’s failure to act, the elections next November will result in the same.
'Today’s vote must be a wake-up call that now is the time for bold action. Time to stand up to politics as usual. Time to stand up to Republican scare and stall tactics. And time to speak up for working families.
'The Senate may have squandered the trust the American people gave to Washington in 2008. But now, every member of Congress and the Administration must act with a renewed sense of purpose to show working families whose side they are on and deliver meaningful change to every American. This is not the time for timidity. It is time to show the courage and strength of conviction to move this country forward and bring working families the change they need. It starts by passing health insurance reform and giving Pat and millions of people like her the security and peace of mind they deserve.'
"The Far Left has to effect 'fundamental change' now or never, so Stern, who was backing Obama for President at least as far back as 2006 and holds the record for most visits to the White House during the Age of Obama, still wants Obama to proceed with the radical agenda, starting with Obamacare.
"That's the same Stern who explained his organizing philosophy this way: '[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.'
"If it costs the Democrats control of Congress as early as 2011 and the White House in 2013, Stern et al. take a long-tern view and still want it.
"So Obama will dutifully continue to try to get it for them.
"York: 'At the end of the summit, Obama said that if he can't reach an agreement with Republicans -- and there's no chance if the existing bill stays on the table -- then "we've got to go ahead and make some decisions." That means jamming the bill through Congress against the public's wishes. And if there's still dispute, Obama said, "that's what elections are for."'
"So watch Obama try to make Obamacare repeal-proof if the lie-and-buy strategy gets it passed."
Obama got it passed, at a huge political price, and even though he acknowledged taking a "shellacking," he is only amenable to fine-tuning Obamacare.
That's because he's a stealth socialist out to fundamentally transform America and to do what HE thinks the American people SHOULD want.
Note to Congressman Darrell Issa: All Americans need to know the inspiring story of ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, who designed ACORN's 2005, 2006 and 2007 Political Operations Yearend PowerPoint presentations as well as created local political plans when she was working with ACORN, which just filed Chapter 7 (www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101103/FREE/101109948/0/REAL_ESTATE), and Project Vote, an ACORN affiliate still functioning.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.