Obama Administration Deathly Afraid of Delaying Obamacare One Year?

What is going on with the mainstream media in this country?

The media’s love affair with the liberal president has apparently wiped out their journalism skills. Or perhaps there are no real journalists left – they have all been replaced by partisan hacks.

The flawed Obamacare law has gone virtually unchallenged in the media. The healthcare industry consumes around one sixth of the economy, yet the Fourth Estate is asleep at the wheel, taking care of themselves and their political masters. The Watchdogs are now lapdogs.

House Republicans voted to delay Obamacare by one year for citizens, on Saturday, just as had been done for corporations.

President Obama and Congress already delayed the employer mandate by one year, so the authors of the law (Democrats) can reorganize its enactment and avoid national chaos.

The Senate is set to consider the House bill, but democrats probably want to kill it, as does president Obama, who already said he will veto it, if it passes in the Senate.

The message from Democrats, president Obama, and the compliant media is that there is no problem worth worrying about, and in any case, corporations are more important than the people, who will just have to deal with the broken law.

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Republicans outside Congress ask why the Senate doesn’t return to the chamber to resolve the issues.

The Democrat-led Senate can’t even be bothered to turn up to work on a solution. Republicans gathered outside Congress to make that point.

The bill’s leading author, Democrat Senator Max Baucas, said the law is “a train wreck.” Baucus is retiring, so he can tell the truth without fear of loss.

This leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Why is it so important to rush forward no matter what? Why were corporations allowed a deferral? Why not citizens? Why isn’t the Fourth Estate asking any questions?

What Is The Hurry?

The hurry is that this is Obama’s signature legislation. The legislation that did not receive even a single Republican vote. The signature law of which Majority House Leader Nancy said “We must pass the bill to see what’s in it.” The signature law that is an unmitigated mess. The signature law that is destroying the economy, is converting full-time jobs to part-time, and would have killed businesses, had it not been delayed.

It is so important to hurry, that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is carrying on, full steam ahead, ignoring all the danger signs to smaller businesses, ignoring major repercussions with the unemployment rate and ignoring the havoc that economists predict. The law is likely to completely destroy the already weak economy that has not recovered in over five years of an Obama administration.

Is the calculation that the failure to maintain the signature legislation would be worse than any mess it may create, and if republicans do force a government shutdown, it will be worse for them than for democrats?

No, the simple and obvious calculation is that there is a good chance they will lose control of the Senate next year, and they will be unable to enact Obamacare at all. So now is one of their last chances to beat down the republicans and get Obamacare started. It is more important to them to pass the law, than any negative effect it might have on Americans, jobs, businesses or the economy.

The Art Of Ignoring Reality

The media has consistently reported the debate in Washington as “partisan bickering.” This is a lot easier than asking in-depth questions about the legislation.

By utilizing the knee-jerk mainstream media to portray the GOP as “mean-spirited” granny haters, those in Washington in favor of fast enactment hold the American people to a standard lower than any Middle Eastern country that Obama negotiates with.

Isn’t it time this country woke up and saw the damage this administration has done and continues to do?

The damage already includes Solyndra, “Fast & Furious,” wiretapping media outlets and individual journalists, the IRS scandal, Benghazi, the Syrian mess, the bad decisions on Libya and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

To this will soon be added Obamacare, but democrat voters don’t care, and the media don’t care. They just want to stick it to republicans, and they want their team to win, no matter what the cost is. You can see that at the end of this video, where a lady effectively lays it all on republicans.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014," was published in July, 2014. "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Presidential Election in History," was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.