Obama on July 13, 2009: 'Don't bet against us'

"Pride goeth before a fall," says the old proverb. The level of unabashed arrogance displayed by the Obama administration over the past year would naturally produce a commensurate fall. It just happened to come sooner rather than later.

We must not forget that Obama first demanded that Congress have a "health care bill" on his desk before the August ‘09 recess. Forget about the C-Span cameras. Forget about even reading the thousand-page bill before voting.

After it became apparent that the people would not stand for such haste in reference to comprehensive government control over the sensitive area of health care, the deadline was moved to the end of the year. The storm clouds of opposition were gathering, yet Obama became even more defiant. Upon returning from an apology tour in July, Obama learned of the mounting opposition, of which he classified as "chatter."

Standing behind a podium at the Rose Garden on July 13, 2009, Obama issued this stern warning to the American people:

So I just want to put everybody on notice, because there was a lot of chatter during the week that I was gone:  We are going to get this done [health care "reform"].  Inaction is not an option.  And for those naysayers and cynics who think that this is not going to happen, don't bet against us.  We are going to make this thing happen, because the American people desperately need it.

So desperate were the Dems to partially keep Obama's word (threat) that the House literally passed its bill on the weekend at the midnight hour and the Senate passed its version on Christmas Eve. At that point all they needed to do was to merge the bills in early 2010 (even so they missed the 2009 deadline).

That, of course, was before the Massachusetts miracle.

Well, I guess the folks who "bet against" the ability of Obama, Reid and Pelosi to ram through health care "reform" by the end of 2009 -- even with super majorities in the House and Senate -- were right. So, applying Obama's own terminology, I think I'll continue to bet against the agenda of the radical left. Suddenly, it is doubtful as to whether the Dems will ever seize control of health care, pass cap and trade or "reform" immigration.

"Pride goeth before a fall," says the old proverb. The level of unabashed arrogance displayed by the Obama administration over the past year would naturally produce a commensurate fall. It just happened to come sooner rather than later.

We must not forget that Obama first demanded that Congress have a "health care bill" on his desk before the August ‘09 recess. Forget about the C-Span cameras. Forget about even reading the thousand-page bill before voting.

After it became apparent that the people would not stand for such haste in reference to comprehensive government control over the sensitive area of health care, the deadline was moved to the end of the year. The storm clouds of opposition were gathering, yet Obama became even more defiant. Upon returning from an apology tour in July, Obama learned of the mounting opposition, of which he classified as "chatter."

Standing behind a podium at the Rose Garden on July 13, 2009, Obama issued this stern warning to the American people:

So I just want to put everybody on notice, because there was a lot of chatter during the week that I was gone:  We are going to get this done [health care "reform"].  Inaction is not an option.  And for those naysayers and cynics who think that this is not going to happen, don't bet against us.  We are going to make this thing happen, because the American people desperately need it.

So desperate were the Dems to partially keep Obama's word (threat) that the House literally passed its bill on the weekend at the midnight hour and the Senate passed its version on Christmas Eve. At that point all they needed to do was to merge the bills in early 2010 (even so they missed the 2009 deadline).

That, of course, was before the Massachusetts miracle.

Well, I guess the folks who "bet against" the ability of Obama, Reid and Pelosi to ram through health care "reform" by the end of 2009 -- even with super majorities in the House and Senate -- were right. So, applying Obama's own terminology, I think I'll continue to bet against the agenda of the radical left. Suddenly, it is doubtful as to whether the Dems will ever seize control of health care, pass cap and trade or "reform" immigration.

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