With polls showing that more Americans now in opposition to his socialist healthcare reform package, Barack Obama is clearly getting desperate:
There was a time not too long ago when Barack Obama was the most liberal senator in all of Congress. Now that he's President, Barack has to deal with the fact that barely over 20% of Americans identify themselves as "liberal". After the Bush-Cheney era, Barack and his stans on the Left imagined themselves a cozy existence. And sure, the libs have made small steps in making their mark within the 7 months Barry's been in charge, but loons clearly want more, much more. Yet smart, intelligent Americans everywhere are standing up to say that they can't be bullied on matters concerning their livelihood like healthcare. And the more liberals fail to understand and respect that, the more Barry and his minions will utterly fail.
Now, it's personal.
President Barack Obama on Saturday invoked his own anguish over the death of a loved one as he challenged the debunked notion that Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's health care would include "death panels."
"I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what it's like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate and have to struggle with that," an impassioned Obama told a crowd in Grand Junction, Colo., as he spoke of Madelyn Payne Dunham. He took issue with "the notion that somehow I ran for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma."
"When you start making arguments like that, that's simply dishonest -- especially when I hear the arguments coming from members of Congress in the other party who, turns out, sponsored similar provisions," Obama said.
In a debate in which he often sounds professor-like, Obama spoke with a rare bit of emotion that seemed to counter that of vocal health care opponents as he referenced the beloved grandmother who helped raise him and who he called "Toot." She died of cancer at age 86 on Nov. 2, two days before he won election to become the nation's first African-American president.
He talked about her death while answering a question about misinformation being spread about Democratic health care efforts during a town hall style gathering in a high school gymnasium.
"Health care is really hard. This is not easy. I'm a reasonably dedicated student to this issue. I've got a lot of really smart people around me who've been working on this for months now," he said. "There is no perfect painless silver bullet out there that solves every problem, gives everybody health care for free. There isn't. I wish there was."
But he said that because there's no perfect solution to solving health care, opponents "start saying things like we want to set up death panels to pull the plug on grandma."