“The time for talk is over.” That sentence should be the new slogan of the Obama administration. Forget “Change We Can Believe In” or “Yes We Can.” Those were yesterday’s slogans, when Obama wanted but did not yet have power.
The time for talk was over when it came to the stimulus plan debate:
“The time for talk is over,” [Obama] added. “The time for action is now, because we know that if we do not act, a bad situation will become dramatically worse. Crisis could turn into catastrophe for families and businesses across the country.”
We know how the stimulus debate went. Not a single Congressman read the bill before voting on it, the package was loaded with pork and pet projects which did not create jobs, and it has been a massive, massive failure.
Cutting off talk worked so well with the stimulus plan, that Obama has invoked this rule with regard to the pending health care bill. The impact of restructuring the health care system will dwarf the effect on the nation of the stimulus plan and will affect patients for generations, but still there is no time for talk. “The time for talk is through” Obama told a group of far-left bloggers.
When Obama says the time for talk is over, what he means is that the American people do not get to understand massive legislation which will change their lives forever, do not get to express their opinions to their representatives, and do not get real representation since their representatives do not even understand the legislation before voting. Fear of the American people is what motivates the push to cut off debate.
And the time for talk being over doesn’t apply to Obama. Tune into Obama’s primetime, nationally-televised press conference tonight, but like good children, be seen but not heard.