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Monday, February 15, 2010

Pearl Harbor healthcare attack and sleeping giants

Following is my commentary published Feb. 14, 2010 in The Washington Examiner:
Mark Tapscott's editorial reveals on the political radar screen a "Pearl Harbor" healthcare overhaul strategy ("Pelosi aide says Democratic congressional leaders have settled on legislative 'trick' to pass Obamacare," Wednesday). President Obama convenes healthcare peace talks with Republicans while Congressional Democrats deploy the "reconciliation" maneuver to neutralize GOP opposition, pass the radical Senate bill and sink any hopes of bipartisan reform. The last-ditch sneak attack comes after conventional bribes and kickbacks have failed: closed-door deals with Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, campaign-funding union bosses, the marginalized American Medical Association, and holdout Senators Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu and Nebraska's Ben "Cornhusker Kickback" Nelson. Polls and elections clearly show that the American people want Congress to rein in its radical reinvention of healthcare and focus on jobs. Whether or not their sneak attack succeeds, the President and his party will rue their subterfuge in November. They have wakened a sleeping giant.

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