- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The editorial “Obama’s sick obsession” (Comment & Analysis, March 15) characterizes what clearly is a statement of contempt for the American people. That the president and his congressional sympathizers have rammed “a severely flawed piece of legislation by any means necessary” into law against the will of the majority of Americans is, to put it simply, incomprehensible. It is one thing to advocate health care reform, but it is quite another to disregard the will of the electorate to advance what clearly is a self-serving political agenda.

As the editorial put it, “All they need to do is pass the bill, and the poor, frightened, deluded American people will see the wisdom of their decision.” As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Americans will find out, now that the bill actually is passed.

In short, it does not seem to be the judgment of the electorate that matters to this administration and Congress; it is the “wisdom” of President Obama and congressional Democrats that does. Never mind that most Americans have been satisfied with their health care. Even those who are not satisfied with theirs categorically have rejected this legislation. As the prophet Isaiah said, “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.”

BRIAN STUCKEY

Denver

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