Peter Wehner: The Health-Care Backlash – Commentary

Here are some thoughts on where things stand in the aftermath of the certain passage of the Senate health-care bill.

1. Few Democrats understand the depth and intensity of opposition that exists toward them and their agenda, especially regarding health care. Passage of this bill will only heighten the depth and intensity of the opposition. We’re seeing a political tsunami in the making, and passage of health-care legislation would only add to its size and force.

2. This health-care bill may well be historic, but not in the way the president thinks. I’m not sure we’ve ever seen anything quite like it: passage of a mammoth piece of legislation, hugely expensive and unpopular, on a strict party-line vote taken in a rush of panic because Democrats know that the more people see of ObamaCare, the less they like it.

3. The problem isn’t simply with how substantively awful the bill is but how deeply dishonest and (legally) corrupt the whole process has been. There’s already a powerful populist, anti-Washington sentiment out there, perhaps as strong as anything we’ve seen. This will add kerosene to that raging fire.

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  • WFB2

    When this HealthScare bill is signed into law it will formally mark the “successful” end of a decades-long subversive leftist revolution – the “long march throught institutions” as advocated by the (ca 1925) Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Unofficially the end of America as a nation built by and on, free-market capitalism ended with the '08 electoral sweep by the marxoid Democrat's. We are now fated to a slide into third world mediocrity under so-called Third Way socialism (nee: Fascism). A gestapo consisting of ACORN, SEIU and the New Black Panthers will see to policing this new tyranny and insuring its reign in perpetuity. Obama as this century's Mussolini?

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