Sebelius: Promoting health care as important as… voting rights?
That’s the new talking point:
Comparing Obamacare to the struggle for civil rights, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged the NAACP convention to focus on enrolling people in new health insurance coverage in the coming months.
“Start spreading the word,” Sebelius said Tuesday afternoon. “Download tool kits and customize fliers to hang up at local businesses and restaurants and barber shops and beauty salons.” Sebelius called on leaders in the religious community especially to take up the Obamacare mantle.
She also threw up this beauty:
“The debate in Washington is over,” Sebelius said, one day before Wednesday’s scheduled House vote on delay of the law’s employer and individual mandates requiring health coverage. “The Supreme Court has issued its decision, the people have spoken, President Obama was reelected.”
So the Court’s decision – which consisted mostly of judicial activism by the Chief Justice – is fine with the Obama Administration. But if that debate is over, why did the President feel the need to call out the Justices in his 2010 State of the Union address? Shouldn’t the Administration be consistent with its support for Court decisions?
To sum it all up:
Getting people on board with the Obamacare train wreck is as important as voting rights. Check.
The Supreme Court was right in this case, but in others where the Administration disagrees, the decision is illegitimate. Check.
The American people oppose Obamacare, and waivers are granted to political allies. Check.
What exactly is this recipe making again?