The Healthcare Summit: Yes, It’s a Trap!

I know I said my 50th post was going to be on the subject of human rights as outlined by our Constitution and I promise I’ll still get to that, but I think it’s really important that we discuss this healthcare summit the president is calling for and what kind of impact it will have.  I hope no one minds.  This blog is intended to report more on current events than teach lessons so I’m putting priorities first.

Now, in case you don’t know, President Obama has called for a healthcare summit to take place this Thursday at the Blair House and be televised live.  It is President Obama’s hope that the summit will prove, “not just our ability to solve this one problem, but our ability to solve any problem.”  While I find such a gesture admirable to a degree, there are other things going on all around this event that have many conservatives sensing a trap, and rightfully so.

But how can it be so?  Why are conservatives in Washington sensing danger in what appears to be an olive branch extension?  After all, have Republicans not been complaining that their ideas are not being heard by those drafting nation-altering legislation?  The liberal media has labeled the Republican party as the “party of no” sense they seem to only oppose Democrat legislation while not offering any kind of alternatives.  This, however, is far from the truth, and it’s one reason we conservatives fear a trap.

See, Republicans have not been the party of no that they’ve been made out to be.  In reality, there have been MANY different proposals made from conservatives on how to fix our broken healthcare situation.  Conservatives have argued to letting insurance companies compete over state lines.  They’ve argued for limiting frivolous malpractice suits so that a large chunk of a doctor’s salary doesn’t have to go to his/her lawyer every time something trivial goes wrong. They’ve contended for lowering costs for companies to encourage (not force) them to provide coverage for their employees.  The Republicans have been far from the party of no and the president knows it.  He’s received calls and letters from many of them with these proposals without even having the courtesy to give a response of any kind.

Are you starting to smell something fishy?  Why is Obama holding a summit to hear Republican ideas when he already knows what their ideas are?  Why the big show?  It simple; Obama knows that Americans are furious right now and the majority of that anger is concentrated on him and his party.  This summit is an opportunity to try and make the Republicans look like that party of no the media paints them as on live television.  He knows what they’re going to say and he’ll shoot down any idea they throw up on the table with responses he’s already crafted.  Wait, scratch that; he’ll accept one or two little idea in order to appear bipartisan.  He will then, in return, expect Republicans to “return the favor” by caving on many of the proposals in his sweeping legislation that will create more spending and make our system even worse.  He knows this won’t happen because it will mean that these Republicans, elected for their conservative values and standings, would have to go against their constituents and everything they stand for!

The entire fiasco creates a lose/lose situation for Republicans.  They either have to give up their fight against the plan or look even more like the party of no on live television.  When this summit is over and there is still no compromise, Obama will speak to the American people and say that he tried to work with the right but they just wouldn’t have it and we all know it will be a lie.  It will be like his State of the Union all over again.  He gave a little on energy, only because the fact that we must drill for our own oil can no longer be ignored by anyone, and expect an even greater sacrifice from the right.  You can’t call malpractice restrictions in exchange for allowing tight controls on private sector insurance companies a fair trade!  That’s like saying I’ll give you my dining room table if you’ll give me your car!  It’s trading an obviously good idea for a socialistic takeover of private industries!

As I’ve pointed out in a previous post, bipartisanship cannot and should-not work.  Obama claims that the reason for this summit is because Americans are fed up with partisanship; another sign of just how out-of-touch he is.  Americans are HAPPY about this partisan gridlock because it’s stopping socialism from becoming law!  Rasmussen Reports shows that a whopping 61% of Americans want Washington to completely scrap the healthcare bills that have already passed and start all over again.  This report came out days BEFORE Obama released his version of healthcare overhaul which contains almost all of the provisions found in the Senate version that passed back in December!

It’s not hard to see that something isn’t right here.  Why does the Obama plan still have so much legislation that Americans overwhelmingly oppose?  Why did he even craft a plan before the meeting with Republicans that he himself set up?  It all points to one, unmistakable truth: Obama has no intention of letting Republicans in on healthcare.  He simply wants to see if he can make them look bad and paint them as the party of no even more.  There is a lot of anger out there and he wants as much of it directed at the right as he can get.

Happy 50th post, everyone, and thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to “The Healthcare Summit: Yes, It’s a Trap!”


  1. 1 jjoshuajj21 February 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The real-effect of maintaining the status-quo of healthcare is De-POPULATION, in the USA, and GENOCIDE for the Black People, so hell is about to break-loose, if Obama fails >>> http://whatsinthefinalhealthcarebill.wordpress.com/ <<<

    • 2 freedomwatchnews February 26, 2010 at 4:29 am

      I had to read your comment about nine times before I finally came to the realization that you’re actually serious. The irony here is that the right is the side being accused of using scare tactics. Talk about a double standard.


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