Was Obamacare, as Peggy Noonan believes, simply a ‘misstep’ on the Obama administration’s part? One in which they misread the national mood while poorly defining the issues? Or was it the common sense of the American people that began pushing back against a greedy, feckless administration, ready to ram bloated bill after bloated bill down our throats? Read more below, see photos, and a video.

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Peggy Noonan on Obamacare: “Pull the Plug!”

Just out of curiosity, is anyone keeping track of which of the Vichy Republicans have begun coming back to the fold? I try to ignore them because they are such big whiners. Certainly Kathleen Parker is still quite horribly confused; David Brooks too. But, I believe Christopher Buckley has had a wee bit of regret for his slobbering support of Obama. And now, from the President of Obama’s fan club, Peggy Noonan’s Obamacare article in the WSJ is telling because she calls Barack Obama’s health care reform plan ‘almost dead’.

Almost dead Peggy? It’s totalitarian, it’s ugly, and it’s not the American way. Let’s just kill it and call it good.

From end of life issues, to health care rationing, to a trillion+ dollars price tag, Americans aren’t stupid — we hate HR 3200. We know what European-style health care looks like and we aren’t impressed. We are also tired of the endless big government spending, with no quality control, coming out of The One’s administration. Finally, one of my former favorite writers, may have put the ‘jesus’ juice down.

“The big, complicated, obscure, abstruse, unsettling and ultimately unhelpful health-care plans, proposals and ideas keep rolling out of Washington. Five bills, thousands of pages, “as it says on page 346, paragraph 3, subsection D.” No one knows what will be passed, what will make its way through House-Senate “conference.” They don’t even know what the president wants, what his true agenda is. He never seems to be leveling, only talking. Everything’s open to misdirection and exaggeration, and everything, people fear, will come down to some future bureaucrat’s interpretation of paragraph 3, subsection D, part 22.

What a disaster this health-care debate is. It strains, stresses and pierces, it unnecessarily agitates and is doomed to be the cause of further agitation. Who doubts the final bill will be something between a pig in a poke and three-card Monte?”

Peggy Noonan continues:

“Which is too bad, because our health care system actually needs to be made better.

Also, something odd. When Mr. Obama stays above the fray, above the nitty-gritty of specifics, when he confines his comments on health care to broad terms, he more and more seems . . . pretty slippery. In the town hall he seemed aware of this, and he tried to be very specific about the need for this aspect of a plan, and the history behind that proposal. And yet he seemed even more slippery.”

Well, yeah Peggy! Too bad that you didn’t see your hope and change Superhero was just a narcississtic, carefully-crafted opportunist, like those of us in the Great Unwashed saw before the election. It’s not just conservatives who are angry about Obamacare. Judging by Obama’s falling poll numbers, independents are turning against the president’s policies as well. Many believe the main reason for the anger is that people who voted for Obama feel deceived. The voters were promised a moderate and they got a hard leftist.

But, Peggy Noonan’s Obamacare article is right. The Obama healthcare plan is ‘almost dead’ like a flopping fish on a dock. The WH can’t explain their own healthcare reform plan which clearly indicates they haven’t thought things through. While we certainly need healthcare reform in this country, Americans simply have no confidence in what is being offered. And apparently, this is one time where a winsome speech or a smile will not help Peggy Noonan’s opinion of Obamacare.

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‘A Reagan Forum with Peggy Noonan at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’

Photos: www.wenn.com, Carrie Devorah