Straight from The Hill.
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) fired up [“community organized”] a group of union members in Boston with a speech urging them to work down in the trenches to fend off limits to workers’ rights like those proposed in Wisconsin.
“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going,” Capuano said, according to the Statehouse News. “Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
Take this tactic as a preview of things to come. The Democratic party is under considerable influence from the radical left. The true agenda of the Pelosi/Reid/Obama faction is farther to the left than anything the general American electorate will accept. That leaves only two ways to get the legislation they want; lie about the intent and content of legislative bills, or fix the elections. They will do both.
If Barack Obama had said, “The health care bill is a form of reparations because white people will pay most of the fees and black people will be the greatest beneficiaries”, would the bill have passed? If Obama had repeated the statement he made to union members that “‘single payer is the goal” but it will need to be done one step at a time, would the bill have passed? If he had told the truth, the bill would not have passed.
To the best of our knowledge, Al Gore led an honest campaign. But if Gore had the SEIU/ACORN team working the poles, getting down dirty and bloody as the Democrat from Massachusetts encourages union members to do, there is little doubt but that the close election would have been swung over to Mr. Global Warming.
If the Democrats want to bloody my nose, I’ll take the blow. I won’t start the fight, but I will fight back. But first I’ll vote. It is a Democracy, and Ben, thus far at least , we have been able to keep it.
Evidence? Here are two videos
Google for more. His clearest statement was made when he was speaking at a union hall. But that video has been taken down. Read Radical-In-Chief. Don’t take the authors word, follow his copious notes.
Obama knows that what is impossible in one open fell swoop can be made possible when administered in small increments.
Proof? Quality of health care is not the goal. Expanded government power and broadening of coverage are his goals. Single payer would do both.
Stay healthy, regards
@Bob B: I have seen no evidence of your claim that Obama has any designs on implementing a single-payer system. Perhaps he’d like to, deep down, but he’s smart enough to know that it is impossible under existing political and fiscal circumstances. If he needs any more proof that it’s a bad idea, he can come up here and talk to someone who is on a months-long wait list for heart surgery.
Yes, Capuano does represent a minority within the Democratic Party but it is a growing minority.
Obama’s plan is to implement single payer gradually. The first and most crucial step was what we call Obamacare. If Obama knows one thing about capitalism it is that the private sector will not continue indefinetely in a money losing endeavor. Regulatory structure, and executive orders by-pass the electorate and can accomplish his objective. If that doesn’t do it, pricing will. Private enterprise needs to turn a profit to exist. The government does not.
If Obama shared Capuano’s approach to political debate, he would have made that very clear by now by taking every opportunity available to wield his executive authority. Capuano is a member of a small but vocal minority within the Democratic Party that, like the Tea Party, drowns out more moderate and reasonable voices. And as a Canadian, I can assure you that even Obama’s earliest health-care proposals weren’t even close to a single-payer system. He knows as well as I know that Americans would never accept one of those.