This week, President Obama and the Democrats are producing a five-day Health Care Melodrama. Liberty Works will provide updates as each act and scene unfolds.
In best melodrama tradition, the Obama script is contrived to present to the audience – you – an emotional story of good Vs evil. The entire political-media establishment will serve as supporting actors, stage crew and pit orchestra, urging the audience to cheer for the good guys and hiss at the bad guys.
Obama has cast himself as the determined, compassionate hero, leading the good guy band of of earnest, sincere Democrat public servants, all striving mightily to protect hapless citizens from evil insurance company executives and loathsome Republican with black hats and fat cigars.
We know the outlines of the plot already. Hero Obama has invited the wicked Republicans to appear on stage at a televised, “health care summit” in the White House on Thursday. In the meantime, the good guy Democrats, are developing a parliamentary strategy to jam ObamaCare through Congress without the votes of any Republicans. They need a new strategy because with the election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, and a few probable defections from their own party they no longer have the needed sixty Senate votes to pass a bill under regular procedures.
Throughout the week the good guy Obama-crats and the media will find ways to tug at our emotions so we’ll be fully prepared to despise the nefarious Republicans when they appear in front of the TV cameras on Thursday.
Act One is scheduled this morning. Hero Obama will post the final version of his government run health care bill on line for the world to see. He will denounce any objections as petty bickering and politics as usual from the bad guys or people who are beholden to the bad guys. He will demand immediate action on his “comprehensive” – meaning government runs everything – “reform.”