February 22, 2010

Removing All Doubt: Obama the Socialist

His pedophile mentor Frank Marshal Davis was a radical communist. His neighbor, alleged book doctor, fellow board member and fundraiser Bill Ayers is a murderous Marxist who hoped to put tens of millions of Americans in concentration camps in the American southwest. His pastor and mentor of more than two decades is a racial separatist and socialist, as is another one of his Chicago allies, the lynching-advocate Michael Pfleger.

So I'm not the least bit surprised to find that Barack Obama has announced a health care rationing solution on par with what you would expect from a petty tyrant like Castro or Chavez.

President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, White House officials said Sunday...


...By focusing on the effort to tighten regulation of insurance costs, a new element not included in either the House or Senate bills, Mr. Obama is seizing on outrage over recent premium increases of up to 39 percent announced by Anthem Blue Cross of California and moving to portray the Democrats' health overhaul as a way to protect Americans from profiteering insurers.

When someone as moderate and even-keeled as James Joyner lambasts the Obama plan as "much more radical" than the Congressional plan Americans already hate, you know it must be extreme.

Existing government over-regulation in California led Anthem Blue Cross to loose customers, and kept them from finding new markets to keep their rates low for existing subscribers. As a last, desperate bid to remain solvent, they were forced to raise their rates an astronomical amount. Obama won't let insurance agencies compete and lower prices through competition for your business, and instead wants them regulated until they are choked out of existence and the American people scream for relief.

A corrupt politician from a corrupt political machine, Obama's "solution" seems patterned on the protection racket you see in organized crime, squeezing companies and the American people dry as he tries to profit from a problem he and his political allies created.

Every idea he has, and every bit of legislation he supports, reinforces the fact that Barack Obama simply doesn't like America as it is, and loathes capitalism.

He has no faith in the American people or in our ingenuity, and sees only more regulation and more government power as a solution.

He is pathetic, and easily the worse American President in history. It's simply a shame we have to wait until 2012 to boot him out into the street.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 22, 2010 10:44 AM

By 2012, I suppose that next Obama will be breaking out the “WIN” (Whip Inflation Now) buttons

Posted by: Neo at February 22, 2010 11:41 AM

He is, without question, the ENEMY foreign AND domestic!

Posted by: MadRad at February 22, 2010 01:34 PM

Does anybody know if Obama ever took any courses on economics ?

Posted by: Neo at February 22, 2010 02:38 PM

Move over Looney Tunes, now we have the hilarious CommieTunes series, which stars the communists members of our government, like Obama.

Watch them all at commieblaster(dot)com (CommieTunes page).

Posted by: CommieBlaster at February 22, 2010 03:23 PM

We may not have to wait until 2012. If the Republicans make substantial gains in the Congressional races this fall, do you think this shallow, conceited Poseur in Chief can withstand the subsequent adversity? He's likely to come undone. When in his life has this guy had to show real strength of character, endurance or backbone? I wouldn't be surprised by an interim President Biden, caretaker while Clinton and Bayh scrap over the nomination and what's left of the Democrat party.

Posted by: zhombre at February 22, 2010 03:49 PM

The only outrage I saw over Anthem's rate increases was phony outrage from the libs, trying desperately to hold onto the issue. I've heard of doubling down on stupid; much like the deficit, it appears Teh Messiah wants to triple down.

Posted by: Tim at February 22, 2010 04:44 PM

I still doubt he is a socialist... on my blog I document how his ideology is closer to fascist.

Posted by: A Conservative Teacher at February 22, 2010 09:47 PM

A Conservative Teacher,

Hmm, quibbling. Fascism was "created" by Mussolini who, in all truth, was a socialist not making it in the ranks of the official party. He created fascism based on the same tree from which socialism and communism after that. All for the state, nothing but the state, nothing against the state, or something quite similar was his slogan. If you read his manifesto, actually have it translated or learn Italian, you will see clearly that fascism IS socialism. If you look through history, you will find some versions of socialism which are as exact as politics gets, in comparison.

Posted by: Doom at February 23, 2010 11:13 AM

It's not really quibbling and my ideas are really not that crazy. Read (if you haven't already) Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg and then listen to Obama talk about trying to find 'the third way'. Fascism is different than socialism in that it is even worse, I guess.

Posted by: A Conservative Teacher at February 23, 2010 04:56 PM

Thanks for the link to the "health care rationing solution" in your post. I read it. However, I didn't read anything about health care rationing.

I did, however, read about the 39% rate increase announced by Anthem Blue Cross of California. It's also noteworthy, I believe, to acknowledge the increase in profits of 56% enjoyed by the nation's five biggest private insurers in 2009 over the previous year. This, too, was in the same NYT article.

While we're on this topic, I suppose you missed the news article informing us that the President supports the move in Congress to repeal The McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, the antitrust exemption currently enjoyed by health insurers.

Oh well, I suppose that petty little details that contradict your absurd notion that President Obama loathes capitalism aren't worth mentioning.

As for your statement that "Barack Obama simply doesn't like America as it is", you may want to consider a reality check. If you do, you will learn that there are millions of Americans who don't like America as it is. There's nothing wrong with pointing out the faults and problems that our country is enduring. In fact, they're rather obvious at the moment to many millions of us.

Not to worry, we'll get through this difficult time. Eventually, America will wake up. We, too, will have a single payer health insurance system in our great country. But, it probably won't happen until the current health insurance system has totally collapsed, which may be much sooner than you think. The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Dude at February 23, 2010 08:22 PM

No, it's not rationing.

Rep Weiner (D-NY) in an uncharacteristically candid interview called it what it is: redistribution of health care.

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2010 11:00 PM