This was the scene today at President Obama health care speech (transcript here), where he said the debate is over and Congress needs to pass the trillion-dollar bill even if they have to use the nuclear option (even though in 2005 Robert Byrd compared reconciliation to Nazi tactics, and Obama, Biden, Hillary, Schumer and other Dems were against it before they were for it as well):

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That’s right, Obama can’t have a discussion about health care without having the obligatory “people in white coats” backdrop… again. Even the teleprompters were wearing stethoscopes.

A few months ago the medical profession was full of people who ripped out healthy tonsils for no reason other than greed, and now some of them are providing Obama with a backdrop? Go figure.

Maybe I’m assuming too much, though. These people could be doctors recently assigned to keep Obama away from fried foods, booze and cigarettes. If so, they’re not doing a very good job.

In case you’re wondering, those white coats are handed out by Obama’s White Coat Czar to anybody who’s going to be appearing anywhere near Obama during a speech on health care. Standard issue.

Obama also said that his plan will save at least $2 trillion. Nice to see he’s finally learning to fight off the urge to wildly exaggerate.

But that “savings” is in trophy-wife lingo. You know, those plasticine Malibu airheads who go to Rodeo Drive during the “2% off sale,” drop $150,000 on dresses and shoes they didn’t really need, then go home and brag to their husbands that they saved $3,000. The poor guy doesn’t know what the price of all that savings is until he gets his credit card bill.

That’s the kind of “savings” Obama is talking about. Just wait until the bill comes. The country can no longer afford mall-chick budgeting.

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3 Responses to “The People in White Coats Have Come for Obama… Again”

  1. Nanny on March 3rd, 2010 11:23 pm

    If only they would have come for him to haul him away! I am sure those "health care professionals" on "stage" with him were the ONLY ones who support him. I have many friends and family in the health care business who are Democrats that completely disagree with this plan. This should get very interesting once the votes are called for. The American people had better get vocal with the thieves that represent them.

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  3. Black Man on May 7th, 2010 5:04 am

    A black man cannot catch a break in a white man's world. Already the greatest, most eloquent and proactive president in U.S. history, and white people can't afford him an ounce of consideration.Yes, it's about race. All this health care backlash (by folks who haven't even read the bill) and tea party nonsense has but one not very subtle subtext: "We do not want a nigger telling us what to do."

    You will all wail and moan until the day Obama is out of office and your sense of entitlement is restored. In the meantime, you get to enjoy the role of victim formerly assigned to your darker brothers. Except that the latter has basis in reality, not drunkenly patriotic, Americentric self-pity.

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