Obama: No time for delay on health careThere would be plenty of time for delay, of course, if Congressional support for this bloated socialistic legislation were increasing rather than decreasing, especially among Democrats looking ahead to the elections of 2010 with concern.
WASHINGTON – Trying to keep the health care debate moving on his terms, President Barack Obama on Tuesday touted the consensus reached by lawmakers so far and dismissed efforts to delay or defeat emerging legislation. He called on Washington's leaders to "insist that this time it will be different."
"The American people understand that the status quo is unacceptable," Obama said in a Rose Garden appearance.
I have also lived through enough administrations, Democratic and Republican alike, to know when the President starts insisting the American people want this or that, it is a sure sign his poll numbers are going down in a hurry. (Update: And that appears to be the case.)
And here's a tip, Mr. President: you do your cause no good at all by parking the not-yet-indicted Senator Dodd next to you when you preach "the American people understand that the status quo is unacceptable." Some of them may titter, you know.