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Newsweek Despairs ‘Checks and Balances’ Impede ObamaCare

More hypocrisy from the state-run media formerly known as “mainstream.”

Isn’t it funny how Newsweek, the New York Times, and a host of other liberal opinion outlets screamed endlessly during the George W. Bush years that he was “abusing” his powers, that he was wrecking the constitution, that the “checks and balances” were a good thing.

Now a thug communist has sneaked into the Oval Office, is blatantly coloring outside the lines of the constitution, and is doing EVERYTHING HE CAN to circumvent the constitutional checks and balances.  Yet now those liberal communists who are in the tank for Mao-bama are crying that the constitution is getting in the way of “real change.”  Thank God for that!

These people HATE what our country was founded on.  They hate our constitution.  They hate capitalism, and they hate freedom.



Newsweek Despairs ‘Checks and Balances’ Impede ObamaCare

By: Brent Baker
October 29, 2009 13:36 ET

Penning the lead story for the “Yes He Can (But He Sure Hasn’t Yet)” Newsweek cover, “A Liberal’s Survival Guide,” Anna Quindlen defended President Obama from liberal complaints he’s not enacting liberal policies fast enough as she explained that he’s “saddled” by the “incremental” constitutional structure, but she fretted: “Universal health care is the area in which the gap between what’s needed and what’s likely is most glaring, and the limitations of the president’s power most apparent.” Not hesitating to share her opinion, Quindlen despaired:

It is dispiriting to watch the cheerleaders of American exceptionalism pound their chests and insist that our citizens do not need the kind of system that virtually every other developed nation finds workable….

As elected officials posture and temporize, families are bankrupted by health-care costs and forgo treatment they can’t afford. Statistical measures of the national health, from life expectancy to infant mortality, continue to be substandard. And because we have that system of checks and balances, in which movement usually happens slowly and sporadically, a great need for sweeping reform may be met with a jury-rigged bill neither sufficiently deep nor broad, which perhaps someday will give way to a better one, and then eventually a truly good one.

Framing her piece in the November 2 edition of the magazine, “Hope Springs Eternal: Assessing a Young Presidency,” Quindlen proposed:

This is a country that often has transformational ambitions but is saddled with an incremental system, a nation built on revolution, then engineered so the revolutionary can rarely take hold.

Checks and balances: that’s how we learn about it in social-studies class, and in theory it is meant to guard against a despotic executive, a wild-eyed legislature, an overweening judiciary. And it’s also meant to safeguard the rights of the individual…But what our system has meant during the poisonous partisan civil war that has paralyzed Washington in recent years is that very little of the big stuff gets done. It simply can’t.

— Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center

2 Responses

  1. The corrupting world wide, private enterprise, of the “Narcotics Trade, the “Prostitution Rings,” the corrupting influence of government politicians, on the take, being bought off, and treated like a valuable commodity, by the “Merchants of world wide “Private Capital.” These “Free enterprise merchants of death, that starts world wars, so that they can make “Blood Money” on the backs of the ordinary citizen soldiers.
This powerful capitalist oligarchy, that has power that is all consuming and is of global proportion, dwarfs our government, and every government on the planet. This insidious, global private sector, causes more damage, then governments, because it has bought off most of the politicians and corrupted them, and infiltrated governments on the entire planet. It is this conglomeration of world wide capitalist rule, that rules the people of the world, with an iron hand.
Those that are a part of our PRIVATE SECTOR, …for the sake of making a profit, has and had, … made a “Pact, With The Devil,” …and the “PUBLIC BE DAMNED!”
    By pretending that the “GOVERNMENT is the ENEMY,” those that can’t see too well, are distracted from the real enemy, and that enemy is the global oligarchy, of “Capitalist Blood Suckers,” that are intent on continuing their bloody war, on the average, ordinary citizen.
    These criminal, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, world wide syndicates, are fighting this criminal murderous war, all over our capitalist planet.
    Only a planned “Socialist Economy,” can rid our planet of the corrupting influence of the private enterprise of criminal gang activity, that is organized to compete, kill, rape, and murder, …for profit and power!

  2. D,
    You are right about the drug cartels and prostitution rings, but DEAD wrong about the merits of moving to a socialist economy. It has failed or is failing EVERYWHERE in the world it has been tried. Socialism/communism at its base level simply ignores human nature. ALL humans will act in their own best interest. When their needs are taken care of, then they give of their excess to others. When you forcibly take from individuals, you remove the incentive to produce, you prevent the production of excess, and thus availability of money, wealth, or goods to distribute to others. In an academic setting, socialism sounds good to the uninitiated, but it is a proven failure.

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