Sunday, September 20, 2009

We can only hope

( - House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said today that the health-care plan that President Barack Obama is pushing in Congress is now dead and will not pass.

Boehner made the observation in an interview this morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he appeared after President Obama.

“There’s been no bipartisan conversation on Capitol Hill about health care,” Boehner said in an interview with "Meet the Press" host David Gregory. “At some point when these big government plans fail—and they will, the Congress will not pass this—it’s really time for the president to hit the reset button, just stop all of this and let’s sit down and start over in a bipartisan way to build a plan that Americans will support.”

“So you think the plan is dead?” asked Gregory.

“I think it is,” said Boehner.

I'm not ready to count Obama's Marxist socialized medicine scheme out just yet. After all he has made his ability to inflict this takeover of around one sixth of the American economy upon us the make-0r-break issue of his presidency. If he is seen to suffer defeat on this he is all but guaranteed to be a one-term wonder like Jimmy Carter (who he often seems to be channeling).

Obama is still the president and radical left-wing Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid still run the House and Senate so the totalitarian communists in everything but name still exercise enormous power to move their agenda.

However most congressmen are not ideologues who are willing to sacrifice their careers for "the cause". The outpouring of rage against the policy agenda of Obama, who can't seem to make up his mind whether he wants to be Benito Mussolini or Fidel Castro has many members of the Jackass party deeply terrified. They remember 1994 when the Clintons' attempt to transform us into the USSA caused a congressional bloodletting unlike anything seen since the post-Watergate midterm election of 1974.

The question that those in the legislature, especially the House, must ask themselves is this. Are they willing to risk their seats to prop up a presidency which is already showing strong signs of being an historic failure?