Do you remember back in June 2009 when Obama had his little town hall on Obamacare? ABC televised it.
I know. You’ve tried to blot out those unpleasant memories, but let’s reopen that sealed file and recall that event.
In this town hall, a woman stood up and asked the Chief Executive of the Executive Branch of the United States Federal Government if he would permit a woman the age of her mother to receive a pacemaker even though she is in the last years of her life.
Q: Outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody who is old … elderly, is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, quality of life, or is it just a medical cut-off at a certain age?
Obama: We’re not gonna solve every difficult problem in terms of end of life care, a lot of that is gonna have to be we as a culture and as a society starting to make better decisions within our own families … and … and … for ourselves. But … what we can do is make sure that at least some of the … waste … that exist in the system that’s not making anybody’s mom better … uh … that is loading up on additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily gonna improve care … that at least we can let doctors know and your Mom know that, you know what? Maybe this isn’t gonna help. Maybe you’re better off …uh… not having the surgery, but taking …uh… the pain killer.
For most Americans this idea of the President of the United States thinking he has some authority or standing when it comes to a private citizen’s healthcare decisions was, to say the least, off-putting.
Obama, though he rarely acts like one, is the Chief Executive of the Federal Government, not every Americans’ healthcare proxy.
If you recall, at the time of the Obamacare debate, Barack Obama and his mouthpieces took vindictive glee in mocking the people who claimed that if Obamacare becomes law, the Federal Government will be inserting itself between a patient and a doctor. Sarah Palin, and several others, warned that when the Federal Government has control of healthcare, they will have the capacity to control your life, and, subsequently, your death.
Obama and his minions in the Enslaved Press gleefully mocked Sarah Palin for talking about “death panels.” They dismissed the claim as paranoid and conspiracy theory.
Every substantive argument against Obamacare was dismissed as being over the top and outlandish.
Then in July, 2015, the New York Times reported that Medicare would begin reimbursing doctors who discussed “end of life” issues with their elderly patients.
Sarah Palin was right.
Obama and his ilk had a field day mocking the people who echoed Sarah Palin’s concerns.
And Sarah Palin’s concerns were with merit.
What a shock.
Well, yesterday, Barack Obama held yet another televised town hall event like the one in June of 2009, but this time to promote his unconstitutional violation of the Separation of Powers and Second Amendment.
And once again, Obama couldn’t help himself, he began mocking the people who oppose it as being paranoid and holding conspiracy theories.
OBAMA: What I think Mark is alluding to is what I said earlier — this notion of a conspiracy out there, and it gets wrapped up in concerns about the federal government. Now, there’s a long history of that. That’s in our DNA. The United States was born suspicious of some distant authority.
Wait. Before I continue please take note of what he says here. Our War of Independence and the Declaration of Independence sprang up, not from a desire to live as free men, but out of suspicion for “some distant authority.” Don’t let that dismissive and condescending remark about our nation’s founding go unnoticed. It is deeply telling of this arrogant prick’s attitude toward the entire reason for our nation’s existence.
But moving on:
COOPER: But let me just jump in — is it fair to call it a conspiracy? I mean, there’s a lot of people who really believe this deeply — that they just don’t trust you.
OBAMA: I’m sorry, Cooper, yes it is fair to call it a conspiracy. What are you saying? (Applause.) Are you suggesting that the notion that we are creating a plot to take everybody’s guns away so that we can impose martial law —
COOPER: Not everybody, but there is certainly a lot of people —
OBAMA: — is a conspiracy? Yes, that is a conspiracy. I would hope that you would agree with that. (Applause.) Is that controversial except on some websites around the country?
COOPER: There are certainly a lot of people who just have a fundamental distrust that you do not want to get — go further and further and further down this road.
OBAMA: Look, I mean, I’m only going to be here for another year. I don’t know — when would I have started on this enterprise, right? (Laughter.)
Oh, hardy har. Oh, yes. Let’s mock the people who, with ample reason, distrust you.
They’re just a bunch of tinfoil hat, black helicopter crazies and you’ve NEVER given us any reason to doubt you or your motives.
Have you, Barack?
And once again, like with that moronic “Maybe you’re better off …uh… not having the surgery, but taking …uh… the pain killer,” answer, Obama used this town hall to become the Grand Arbiter of Gun Ownership and Self Protection.
When a woman who had been a victim of rape argued that being able to carry a gun to protect herself and her family should be her right, Obama lectured her about the times when legal gun owners were killed by their own weapons when the perpetrator got hold of them. He dismissed the “notion” that those who have guns for self-protection may on some rare, hardly ever happens occasion may be able to protect themselves, but in most instances, having a gun doesn’t protect you.
Oh, really, Mr. President?
Is that so?
So since having guns rarely (which is factually untrue) protects you, we shouldn’t be able to have guns to protect ourselves?
Interesting isn’t it?
When you consider that Obama has already acknowledged that these unconstitutional “Executive Actions” wouldn’t have stopped any of these previous “mass shootings,” but “if we can save just one life” it’s worth it.
Gun ownership for self-protection has saved more than “just one life.” So, by Obama’s own rubric, we should permit conceal carry because it saves lives.
If Obama doesn’t want to get guns out of the hands of private citizens, why in Lucifer’s reach does he repeatedly downplay or dismiss the idea that private gun ownership saves lives? Why did he feel the need to repeatedly argue against private gun ownership as a method of self-defense if he has no problem with the Second Amendment rights of Americans?
And, frankly, it is none of his freaking business. Just like if my family and I discuss having my Mom getting a pacemaker at her age is none of his freaking business.
Obama does not get to dictate our healthcare decisions.
And he most certainly does not get to dictate whether we choose to be armed for self-protection.
It is a basic, fundamental human right to protect oneself.
And the Chief Executive of the Executive Branch of the United States Federal Government cannot presume to step in between a human being and his right to self-protection.
That isn’t just governmental overreach. It is a violation of our God-given rights.
Much like his arrogant belief that he should have a say in whether or not your elderly mother should get a pacemaker or a pain pill, Obama arrogantly believes he has the right to interfere with your basic human rights — like the right to life and the right to self-defense.
To tell you the truth, I could shrug off his arrogance. We’ve been subjected to it for seven years now.
But it is his disrespectful mocking of the people with whom he disagrees (and in this instance, that is the majority of Americans), is beneath contempt.
Never in my lifetime have I seen a President with so little respect and regard for the Will of the American people and the Consent of the Governed.
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