Barack Obama, speaking on Good Morning America, on what he hopes to accomplish with yet another speech about health care:
“So, the intent of the speech .. is to … make sure that the American people are clear exactly what it is that we are proposing … to make sure that Democrats and Republicans understand that I'm open to new ideas, that we're not being rigid and ideological about this thing, but we do intend to get something done this year. And … to dispel some of the myths and, frankly, silliness that's been floating out there for quite some time.”
And what does he believe is "silly"? He doesn't say; perhaps he saving that for tonight or perhaps he doesn't know yet himself; hopefully his Teleprompter will provide the answers for him.
And what's all this about "Republicans" ? According to minority leader John Boehner, Barack Obama hasn't attempted to speak to Republicans about health care in over five months, and their most recent attempt was met with a "terse" rebuff.
So what's left for Obama? Let's ask Ayn Rand...from the pages of Atlas Shrugged:
"Men are not open to truth or reason. They cannot be reached by a rational arguement. The mind is powerless against them. Yet we have to deal with them. If we want to accomplish anything, we have to decieve them into letting us accomplish it. Or force them. They understand nothing else." - Dr. Stadler
Why do I think Barack smiles and nods when he reads that?
And what to do tonight with Michelle Obama, who will be flanked by "ordinary Americans who have suffered from the high cost of health care", all of whom will surely be referenced by the president in his speech? Ayn can again tell us what we are seeing here:
"Why yes I can," said Midas Mulligan, when he was asked whether he could name a person more evil than the man with a heart closed to pity. "The man who uses another's pity for him as a weapon."
Seems like that's the last weapon the Obamas have to turn on their fellow Americans. "You doubters are just silly; since you're not open to our truth or reasoning, take a look at these poor people who have suffered under the system you support. You moral standing in our eyes is now reflected by your capacity to show pity and sympathy to these unfortunates we parade before you."
It's an old liberal trap, folks. Ayn is warning us (from the grave!) not to fall into it...