Obama didn't awake this morning and smell any roses. If anything, he got a hint of black tea.
For the first time in 47 years, the state of Massachusetts elected a Republican senator. What makes this significant is three things:
1. Virtually all Americans know a Republican won and virtually all Americans don't even know the name of the candidate that won (Scott Brown). 2. Obama campaigned heavily in MA during the past few days and still lost. After one year, still not one significant victory can Obama claim. 3. Americans may yet be spared on Obama's insidious health care bill.
Here's the thing about Obama and health care. Nothing he does personally is in the bill. He runs, He lifts weights. He eats right. Unlike Clinton who stuffed donuts down like potato chips and Bush who couldn't eat enough Texas steak, Obama is a health nut.
But in his grab for power and to turn health care into yet another government run business, he failed to instill one thing about wellness, incentives for healthy living and reducing costs.
Fact is, 82% of Americans like their health insurance plan and don't want any changes. What Americans do want are lower costs, less waste, the ability to buy insurance like any other product (competition), and to resolve other issues fairly. What they don't want is a government run health plan like the ones in Canada and the European Union. Health care is American like apple pie and hot dogs (or shall I say Honey Crisp Apples and turkey burgers).
Obama is smart. Obama is young. Obama is healthy. None of what Obama is matters if he doesn't listen to the American people. His wake up call came last night, let's see if he presses the snooze button or wakes up.
P.S. It would be nice if Detroit could vote on a new owner for its football team. After 47 years, we have one playoff victory.