Democrat/Socialist Party leaders, in their own minds, embody the will of the people.
According to the latest Gallup poll, 52% of voters oppose the president's intention to bypass the 60-vote super-majority traditionally employed in the Senate for passage of major measures, such as Obamacare.
Nonetheless, when Senator Lamar Alexander requested that President Obama respect the will of the majority , the president dismissed the request. "You know, this issue of reconciliation has been brought up. Again I think the American people aren't always all that interested in procedures inside the Senate. I do think they want a vote on how we're going to move this forward," he said.
Attempting to cram socialistic health care down our throats calls to mind the Soviet Communist Party elite claiming that, as the dictatorship of the proletariat, they were compelled to force compliance with their measures. In that vein, the president has said that once the cram-down has been effected, people will discover that they really love Big Brother's medicine.
Thomas E. Brewton is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.
His weblog is The View From 1776
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