President Obama took to the conservative airwaves Thursday to charge that Republican leaders are engaged in a vast right-wing conspiracy to kill health care reform in order to repeat the 1994 mid-term takeover of Congress, which followed the defeat of President Clinton’s reform plan.
“I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, ‘Look, let’s not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, ’94, when Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the mid-term elections and we got the majority. And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook,” the president said.
Yes! The return of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (VRWC)! If you remember (or if you’ve done any amount of research), the health care legislation that was presented back in the 90s was so poorly-written that even party stalwarts wanted nothing to do with it.
This is the thing: it’s ALL PARTY with them ALL THE TIME.
I could give a flying bat’s rass about WHO is in charge, only that they are competent and doing a good job. Period. This whole ridiculousness about “Oh they don’t want to give me a victory, those mean Republicans” isn’t supported by the vast number of political diversity represented – and pathetically ignored – by the people coming out to the town halls. It’s not supported by the polls, either.