What Has Happened To America?

Mitt Romney put it best when he said,

America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better.

He calls his accomplishment “historic” — in this he is correct, although not for the reason he intends. Rather, it is an historic usurpation of the legislative process — he unleashed the nuclear option, enlisted not a single Republican vote in either chamber, bribed reluctant members of his own party, paid-off his union backers, scapegoated insurers, and justified his act with patently fraudulent accounting. What Barack Obamahas ushered into the American political landscape is not good for our country; in the words of an ancient maxim, “what starts twisted, ends twisted.”

His health-care bill is unhealthy for America. It raises taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls, and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of health care. It will create a new entitlement even as the ones we already have are bankrupt. For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today.

— Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts and author of No Apology.

03/22 09:24 AM

Original at http://www.freestrongamerica.com/press/item/…

Found at http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NzgyMzA1NWUwNjA5OTg2ZTUzMTliYzQyOTM1ZmIzNTI
on March 22, 2010 @ 16:30

President Obama Fails to Answer Questions About Healthcare Reform

I was shocked at how well our president answered almost all of these interview questions without actually answering them. I am very concerned about the future of this beloved country.

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Update 03/23/2010

A friend tweeted a blog post by Thomas P.M. Barnett titled The too-smart, too-controlled presidency.

I thought that it voiced what I have been feeling and thinking well so I encourage you to read it but here is a quote from the post from Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal on March 13-14 2010 that I found most interesting.

Barack Obama, who interestingly gets the best treatment in the book–protect those sources!–is not immune [to criticism]. He is smart, “and he not only knew it but wanted to make sure everyone else knew it.” In meetings with aides, he controlled the conversation by interrupting whoever was talking. He is boastful, gaudily confident. Before his 2004 convention speech, a reporter asked him if he was nervous: “I’m LeBron, baby,” he answers. “I got some game.”