Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Very Bad Sign


The odds of beating ObamaCare are looking increasingly long.

Here's an especially troubling bit of news:

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America [PhRMA], a key White House ally in the healthcare reform push, has lobbied heavily against [pharmaceutical] re-importation...and would likely not support the final bill if it was included in the package.

Speaking on CNN’s "State of the Union," David Axelrod, Obama’s top political aide, said the White House still favors drug re-importation and wants to move forward on it. “Let me be clear. The president supports re-importation. As he said, safe re-importation of drugs into this country. There’s no reason why the Americans should pay a premium for pharmaceuticals that people in other countries pay less for,” Axelrod said. “We will move forward on it.”

CNN’s John King countered, “Just not in this healthcare reform?”

“Yes,” Axelrod said. “The president is committed to move forward once we resolve the issues that the [Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] has. That is his responsibility, to protect the American people.”

This is a nasty betrayal of PhRMA, but PhRMA was idiotic to make a deal with Obama, and now they're getting what they deserve. I'm not going to shed a tear for the pharmaceutical industry. But here's why I'm particularly concerned: If the Obama administration is so confident about the health care bill's passage that they're already throwing big PhRMA under the bus, ObamaCare is a done deal.

But we need to continue the fight...even if we're defeated, we need to make this a Pyrrhic victory for the Democrats.



More


Don’t despair about ObamaCare

Five Reasons ObamaCare may not Pass, plus four more

WSJ: Change Nobody Believes In

5 comments:

Velcro said...

Yes, let's light their fire.

Conservative Scalawag said...

The healthcare bill is a fraud and cohesion by force.

Everybody from Pharma to senators to AARP are cashing in - while private industry and the people suffer.

Yet, it is private industry that is evil for getting wealthy via capitalism and providing a product.

jadedfellow said...

Good tidings of comfort and joy from me and from Harry Reid too.

I haven’t posted anything here in awhile. It’s not that new outrages aren’t being committed by the Obama administration daily—but there are others who chronicle it better and have a wider audience. There isn’t much that I have to add.
The Senate Majority Leader has decided that the last few days before Christmas are the opportune moment for a narrow majority of Democrats to stuff ObamaCare, a bill so reckless that it has to be rammed through on a partisan vote on Christmas eve.
I did not start out as total foes of Obama. It was the repeated observance of the missing emotional connection that led me to dig deeper, but our observations took a lot of time and blogosphere research, proved that he is a incompetent socialist idiot.

You can keep throwing your haymakers at the political garbage collectors. In this three ring circus of clownish leftists it is permissible to hit below the belt, they don't have balls, so no worrys. Okay Bambi. We'll try your health insurance care for the next four years while you try our new one. In the spirit of this time of year. Comrade Barack and the socialist-democrats have just declared our beloved Constitution to be null and void. The question now is... just what are are we prepared to do about it?
Citizenry to Zero: "Guess what? -- most of us have great (or better than that death care monstrosity you want to impose on us) insurance too, and we want to keep it. And we want to be able to keep or buy great health insurance into our future, even into our old age. And we also want our children to be able to get great health insurance, and our grandchildren.

"Why don't you and your socialist fellow-travelers in the Senate and House turn-in your great health insurance and sign-on to this monstrosity you want to shove down the citizenry's throats?

"All you socialists are just like the pigs in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" -- all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. Yep, that's the dems in the US Congress."
I wish this is the last nightmare that you give us. As much as you may think he is, he is not the Messiah, he is a SOCIALIST politician, narrowing in on a dictatorship. This is a Change Nobody Believes In.
As a country, WE ARE FINISHED.

RightKlik said...

V: That's about the only option we have left now.

CS: Private industry is giving up on being private.

JF: Facing an entitlement crisis, we expand our entitlement programs. That's suicidal.

WomanHonorThyself said...

hard not to despair buddy......

let it snow..let it snow..let it snow!! :)