The President Is An Insider!


The claim that President Obama and other politicians have oft made that they are “beyond Washington politics” and not “Washington insiders” is incredibly far from the truth. This is perhaps one of my biggest complaints about President Obama and other politicians that think the same way. To make this simple, when it comes to the President he lives in Washington D.C. and he is just as much a politician and an insider as any of our other elected leaders, perhaps even more. He obviously has interests, he obviously has ideas that he’d like to see propped up and he has ideas that he’d like to see pushed away.

These news conferences aren’t about arbitrarily speaking, he has an aim or a goal in all of this. Last night he said “I understand how easy it is for this town to become consumed in the game of politics, to turn every issue into a running tally of who’s up and who’s down.” That’s right, its politics, and this is an attempt on your part to gain the lead, and you know it. He then changes subjects, from politics, which it is, to making it sound more personal. “This debate is not a game for these Americans, and they cannot afford to wait for reform any longer,” “They are counting on us to get this done.” Oh, how sweet he cares about me, honestly, I think he cares about his policies passing, just as any president does. He even said that he thinks his policy is best. I’m not faulting him for this, its just how politicians operate, and I have come to terms with that, that is what they are elected to do. I am only faulting him for denying that this is how he and other politicians operate.

I can easily say that there are ideas that I’d like to see propped up and there are certain ideas that I want to see thrown out the window. Namely, the parts that increase the size and scope of the federal government. And especially issues that entail the government taking even more of the peoples money than they already have and claiming that they know what to do with that money.

It seems to me that the health insurance issue is something that would increase the size of the government in the United States, and that is the main point that needs to be expressed. I highly doubt that there are many Republicans out there that actually want “the status quo.” I know that I sure don’t. And I definitely know that they, as well as I, don’t want the government to grow. And they don’t want hasty decisions.

So it is not about keeping what we already have! Contrary to what the President would have you believe, that is not the position of the Republican party. It is about providing people a change that can actually work. I honestly don’t see how you can lower the cost of something and keep the quality exceptionally high. It goes against everything I’ve ever known. At the risk of sounding repetitive, the old adage “you get what you pay for” seems to come into play here.

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