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One comment that President Obama made during his news confence that hasn’t been getting much attention came after Obama was defending his health care law to liberals for making progress despite the need for compromise. He said:
(B)ecause it’s a big, diverse country and people have a lot of complicated positions, it means that in order to get stuff done, we’re going to compromise. This is why FDR, when he started Social Security, it only affected widows and orphans. You did not qualify. And yet now it is something that really helps a lot of people. When Medicare was started, it was a small program. It grew.
Yet that was the precise argument that critics of ObamaCare were making throughout the health care debate. That it didn’t only matter what was in this specific piece of legislation, but the path that it put us down. Inevitably, ObamaCare will expand over time, and just like the other major enititlentment programs, cost signifcantly more than originally proposed and threaten our nation’s fiscal sustainability.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?