President Obama has made a lot of broken promises, but even the ones he intended to keep are turning out to be unreachable goals. The big one is his Health Care overhaul, aka Obamacare. It will probably go down in history as one of the biggest mistakes the Democrats ever made.
Senior Congressional Democrats told ABC News today it is highly unlikely that a health care reform bill will be completed this year, just a week after President Barack Obama declared he was “absolutely confident” he’ll be able to sign one by then.
“Getting this done by the by the end of the year is a no-go,” a senior Democratic leadership aide told ABC News. Two other key Congressional Democrats also told ABC News the same thing.
This may come as an unwelcome surprise for the White House, where officials from the president on down have repeatedly said the health care bill would be signed into law by the end of the year.
“I am absolutely confident that we are going to get health care done by the end of this year, and Nancy Pelosi is just as confident,” Obama said Oct. 27 at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Hubris, it’ll get you every time.
This comes as good news. And if Corzine loses New Jersey tonight, you can stick a fork in Obamacare. It’s done. The Dems who are wavering will waver no more. They will run for the hills. Barack Obama will effectively become a world record holder for becoming a lame duck president in the shortest amount of time.
Next year is an election year. Everyone will be playing CYA and they will not be willing to sign any bills as controversial as ObamaCare or Cap and Trade, Card Check, etc. That means President Obama won’t get anything he wants. And that means he’s done.
Even if Corzine wins New Jersey, the Dems have got to be worried about the mood out there. They are starting to see the polls and the polls are not happy.
UPDATE: Bye Bye Barry. You are about to become the first president in history to be a lame duck in the first year.