What a welcome news day today: certain Democrats are rushing to join Republicans on the right side of history. This may bother some of the purists, but I say Welcome Aboard the good ship Righteous! First, we have none other than the new Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, former CIA Director for Obama and former White House Chief of Staff under Clinton, coming around to some realizations and voicing them:
BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday appeared to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq as part of the war against al-Qaeda, an argument controversially made by the Bush administration but refuted by President Obama and many Democrats. “The reason you guys are here is because on 9/11 the United States got attacked,” Panetta told the troops. His statement echoed previous comments made by President George W. Bush and members of his administration. <source>
Such lucidity is impressive. What brought it on? Perhaps Leon’s time at the CIA taught him a few things about who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. In any event, what a breath of fresh air, and we can also rejoice in the effect Panetta’s comments must be having on the Manchurian who appointed him. Panetta’s spokesman had the unenviable task of turning plain truth back into language that destroys meaning and foments confusion and moral degradation:
Douglas Wilson, a spokesman for Panetta, said the defense secretary wasn’t trying to re-open the contentious debate about the cause or justification for the Iraq war. “I don’t think he’s going down that rabbit hole,” Wilson said.
Really Doug, what rabbit hole? Alice in Wonderland’s distorted reality never applied here in the first place, and your boss finally realized it and made a direct statement more akin to the world above ground. But I guess you had to say something. Next we have the announcement of the eighth Democrat to join a Republican bill to abolish the Obama fascism at the heart of Obamacare.
Another House Democrat has signed onto legislation aimed at scrapping the board Obamacare sets up to control Medicare costs. Virgin Islands non-voting Del. Donna Christian-Christensen became the eighth congressional Democrat to oppose President Obama on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) on Monday. <source>
For those who don’t remember, the IPAB is one of Obama’s fascist star chambers, which will arrive in 2014.
IPAB is a 15-member board, appointed by the president, slated to go into effect in 2014. It will recommend how much money Medicare recipients, including seniors, can get for health care.
The IPAB, one of the central pieces of the Obamacare law, is so revolting an example of centralized fascist authority, complete with its gift to the President of a gold-plated position of patronage (you think the people appointed by him for the panel won’t be in his pocket?), that a growing number of Democrats are signing on to its abolition. Perhaps they are looking ahead to their own golden years, when they too will face the “Board” and be told by 15 government bureaucrats whether they are allowed to have certain procedures or not — oh wait, does Obamacare apply to members of Congress? The plain truth is that, upon seizing the office of the presidency, mr. Obama spent precious political capital on forcing a fascist takeover of 1/8th of the American economy through a reluctant Democrat-controlled Congress when he should have been saving the country from the global financial crisis. The IPAB is highly indicative of what the man stands for, and even enlightened Democrats know that fascism, even when cloaked in Democratic party clothes, is fascism nonetheless.