Man, I hate being right. A few days back I was talking about why Obama' sliding poll numbers will not affect his governing style or the implementation of his program:
...expect the 60-vote rule in the Senate to give way to a 50+1 vote as Obama and the Democrats use the tools of power to push through an agenda opposed by most Americans. The polls don't scare them - Obama feels he can talk his way out of any crisis anyway, and the Democrats in Congress see themselves as overlords rather than elected representatives. The madness will stop when Congress changes hands, but a lot of damage can be done in two years, assuming a changeover does arrive in '10.
So what do we see today? The Democrats, planning to overhaul the nation's medical system by jamming it down America's throat via single-party fiat:
Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated Wednesday he's willing to move sweeping health care legislation through the Senate with a procedural maneuver that would block a GOP filibuster. The prospect of the controversial tactic has already ignited Republicans' ire, and key Senate Democratic chairmen have said they don't want to do it.
Reid, D-Nev., took a different position on a conference call with reporters."I think it's something we need to consider," Reid said.
At issue is a so-called reconciliation bill, which could pass with a simple majority of 51 votes and without Democrats fearing a GOP filibuster....Revising health care via reconciliation has been viewed favorably by House Democrats. The House Budget Committee included language providing for the method in its annual budget resolution released.
White House officials reiterated Wednesday that it's not their preferred method but they don't want to take it off the table.
Of course they don't want to take it off the table. Bipartisanship is rolling over to have your belly rubbed by the Democrats, not the shared input of ideas and compromise. And this move to overhaul our health care system in the model of Europe is an ideological goal that is not to be compromised, discussed, or even allowed passage through a traditional voting system (no wonder the Democrats have so much sympathy for Islamists!).
Obama and the Democrats will use every tool at their disposal to manipulate the system and force this Holy Grail of Liberalism upon a population that has no idea how devastating the effect would be. Want a clue? See here - CanadaCare May Have Killed Natasha.
We now have one-party rule, like many totalitarian states. And we are seeing what life is like for the ordinary subject (no, not citizen - citizens participate in government, subjects are beholden to it and have no say in its policies) in these types of regimes...