I’ve warned that much of the media’s turn against Obama is setting the groundwork for a media pro-Hillary push. But if we get more stories like this, I’ll have to reassess.
Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations
Washington (CNN) – Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.
In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it.
“The District of Columbia is an island surrounded by reality. Only in the District of Columbia could you get away with telling the people if you like what you have you can keep it, and then pass regulations six months later that do just the opposite and figure that people are going to ignore it. But common sense is eventually going to prevail in this town and common sense is going to have to prevail on this piece of legislation as well,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said at the time.
“The administration’s own regulations prove this is not the case. Under the grandfathering regulation, according to the White House’s own economic impact analysis, as many as 69 percent of businesses will lose their grandfathered status by 2013 and be forced to buy government-approved plans,” the Iowa Republican said. [READ THE REST]
“Said”! As in past tense. Back in September 2010 Chuck Grassley tried to save Obama’s reputation (not his intention; he was trying to help Americans but Obama would have benefitted), and the Democrats were blind and deaf to reality.
Commons sense doesn’t prevail, but the real world does eventually crash in on the political fantasies.
CNN is on record: it was ALL Democrats! It wasn’t just Obama and Sebelius, or just the Executive Branch. All Democratic Senators signed off on this.
We live in interesting times.
We live in times of great hope because the image of omnipotent, omnicompetent, trustworthy government is being tarnished beyond repair. It was almost always an illusion. This means rules like, “Once an entitlement is established it can never be repealed” is going into the dustbin with rules like, “Real estate has never lost more than five percent of its value,” or “A nuclear power will never default” (Russia ended that one in the nineties). We really are reaching the cusp of getting to repeal the twentieth century and liberate the twenty-first from its cold dead grasp.
We live in times of great fear because, if we can’t trust politicians to at least do things that aren’t obviously destructive to their own fortunes, what can we expect of them in the future? What are the limits? It seems our ruling class is a blind, arrogant, boastful group of wounded brutes, thrashing about and causing whatever damage they can. It is a dangerous situation.
All I can say is we have to trust God for the future and try to surf the waves of destruction as best we can.
And in the meantime, remember: The Senate Democrats did it! ALL OF THEM.