Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Obama pushing health care off until February?

Politico is reporting that the White House is pushing health care off until after the State of the Union, sometime in February and will make a “very hard pivot” towards jobs instead.  This can only mean that Nancy is having trouble getting her House members to swallow the senate version of the bill.  Why else put off health care?

The public anger is growing by the day. More and more people are learning about the backroom deals and nasty provisions in Reid’s bill. Even people on the left are growing angry. It seems to me that the longer they wait to pass it, the more likely they will end up with some Democrats getting cold feet, especially since so many house members have to prepare for the dreaded 2010 elections.

If we are really lucky, maybe this delay will doom ObamaCare once and for all.

From Politico:
The White House privately anticipates health care talks to slip into February — past President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address — and then plans to make a “very hard pivot” to a new jobs bill, according to senior administration officials.
Obama has been told that disputes over abortion and the tight schedule are highly likely to delay a final deal, a blow to the president, who had hoped to trumpet a health care victory in his big speech to the nation. But he has also been told that House Democratic leaders seem inclined, at least for now, to largely accept the compromise worked out in the Senate, virtually ensuring he will eventually get a deal.
Internally, White House aides are plunging into a 2010 plan calling for an early focus on creating jobs, especially in the energy sector, along with starting a conversation about deficit reduction measures, the administration officials said.
Both will be major themes for his first State of the Union speech, which will most likely take place on Jan. 26 or Feb. 2. White House aides are in the early stages of planning for the national address, but Obama will not only trumpet what he has described as his “B-plus” performance in 2009 but also set the stage for the 2010 congressional campaigns.
Via: Politico


Velcro said...

I hope that's the case, however, the other danger is that they pass some hodgepodge piece of crap in the name of passing something other than gas.

Kelsey Kim said...

We can only hope it waits, and doesn't get passed...I'll be praying!!!

Jess said...

Obamacare is bad enough, but the sinking economy, and lack of cooperation from those that consider investing in U.S. debt, has brought to light the promises are just that. There's no money for the promises and the tax revenue is falling faster than the job market. Otherwise, unless these reprobates in Washington cut taxes and spending, there won't be much of a country left to run. I'n thinking their contituents might not be pleased.

Lisa said...

His State of the Union address is going to be revolting... what exactly is he going to trumpet? Exploding deficit and horrible unemployment? Or will he somehow still blame it all on GW? I am praying this healthcare bill somehow tanks and never passes but I just don't see that happening, Obama's ego is too big. He will make it happen at all costs. And the thought of a jobs "bill" burns me up... no bill needed - just leave businesses alone!!!

Quite Rightly said...

I really enjoy your blog and your posts, so thanks.

The Democrooks might indeed face a delay as the result of the outrage of many Americans, but I deeply suspect any notion that they would voluntarily delay their health-care push. To me this report looks like a typical Democrook feint to give the health care bill's opponents the idea that we can relax our opposition for a couple of hours or a few days or weeks. Dems do this all the time when they are in the process of sneaking something through.

I spoke with my Dem Congressman's aide today; he was Mr. Congeniality until he found out that I oppose the health care bill, and then he did a 180 and gave me a real tongue-lashing. It's full steam ahead in that office, believe me.

Personally, I'll never forgive this pack of jokers for soiling the Christmas holiday and intruding on our little opportunity to relax with friends and family. No delay in the world can help them get around people who feel as I do. They must know that.

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