Address to Congress

Update at bottom –

Tonight, President Obama appears before a joint session of Congress to pitch Health Care Reform.  Since Congress has made a mess of things, and ordinary citizens have protested this bill, our Campaigner-In-Chief feels that he needs to appear before the Congress and browbeat them into ignoring their constituents.  The problem is, the House of Representatives is up for re-election in 2010, and if they vote for the bill in any form, they risk not being re-elected.  After all…

In case any of you didn’t know, a typical politician’s primary job is not to serve the people who elected him. His primary job is to get himself (or herself) elected or re-elected. Second is to reward all those contributors that gave $$ to help him get elected. Third is to get as many perks & benefits as he can while he is in office. Last on the list is the common person like you & I. – A Politician’s Job

The other problem that I see is an out and out revolt by the populace over the proposed bill trickling up to the President.  It just could cost him re-election in 2012, especially if passed and people get hosed by the provisions of the bill.

It’s going to be a tough sell to the Representatives and the voters.  Change enacted by Congress and the President has been fast, bewildering, and expensive.  People are reading HR3200, and not liking what they read – more bureaucracy, questionable savings, and no clear explanation how this is better than what the voters already have (and just to cover the 15% of the populace that don’t have coverage which includes personal choice not to have it).  And let’s not forget the gaffes not only by VP Biden and various Congresscritters, but by President Obama himself.

Government is not the solution to life’s ills, no matter what the politician’s may say or promise.  Rather, it is the personal choice and responsibility of the individual which will ultimately lead to the right of the individual to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Update –

Joe at Jo-Jo Politico found this jewel that pretty well states what most of us responsible adults are thinking:

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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6 Responses to Address to Congress

  1. Tom,
    LOL! You posted the same video today that I did.

  2. I’m going to watch BHO’s speech tonight. I do wonder if he’ll, once again, speak in vague generalities and absolutes.

    I see over at Drudge that BHO’s approval ratings continue to drop. Not a surprise.

    The BHO administration has been an abject failure, as far as I’m concerned.

    Even Cash 4 Clunkers had glitches galore. And I have yet to receive my DMV title and official registration. 😦

  3. Shoprat says:

    that description of a politicians job is exactly what is wrong with America.

  4. Ken Taylor says:

    That makes three of us on the video! I will add this to your commentary about 2012. If he does not sell this tonight, and I think its to late in the debate for his speech to make any difference, and if it does not pass, again I think it is dead in the water because of the peoples opposition, then 2012 WILL be the end for Obama and 2010 for the Democrats.

  5. Tom says:

    Oh Pooh… (What Eeyore said after Winnie the Pooh ate all the honey…)

    AOW – I first saw the video over at Joe’s, so he gets the credit, although if I had known about it, I would have given credit to all the other Bloggers that have posted it.

    I don’t know if I’ll watch BHO’s speech tonight or not. I may need to consume mass quantities of antacid to get through the speech without severe acid reflux (although alcohol may be a better choice so I wouldn’t care what he says…)

    If President Bush (either of them) committed as many blunders as Obama has since he took office, the MSM would have torn him apart. Just look at what they did to VP Quail and “potatoe.”

    But the American people are smarter than the MSM, even if they didn’t sleep in a Holiday Inn last night. The approval poll numbers prove that.

    C4C Fiasco – Sorry to read that the situation hasn’t been resolved. But then again, the government is involved…

  6. Tom says:

    Shoprat – I wrote that back in 2005, and sadly, it hasn’t changed.

    Ken – He’s going to have to be a salesman with all the charm as the executive that pitched and sold to upper management the Pontiac Aztec (one of the ugliest cars I’ve ever seen).

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