President Obama’s arrogance knows no bounds.
In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous he said: “Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office. People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”
Yep, it is still Bush’ fault.
Obama advisor David Axelrod quickly followed with another lie. He told MSNBC: “I would note that Senator Brown didn’t run one ad on health care in the entire campaign. I’m sure you know that.”
The problem is, anyone can watch the following Scott Brown add on health care on Youtube:
Obama has had enough political survival instinct to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid not to attempt to rush a final bill through the Senate before Brown is sworn in. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that such a move would just increase the outrage at the Obama administrations excesses although Harry Reid probably couldn’t figure it out by himself. Besides interim Senator Paul Kirk already announced on election night that his job was done, so there wouldn’t be sixty votes for Obamacare anyways.
This is no time for complacency. Like all Obama promises, statements that they will have to work on a more bipartisan bill come with an expiration date. In the end, what he may mean by “bipartisan” is that he just needs to flip one of the Republican senators in Maine to his side.
The Obama agenda will continue on other fronts. Obama’s proposals to tax and regulate banks have sent the stock market to a 2010 low today. The Cato Institute has a good summary of Obama’s relentless drive to raise taxes and create new ones.