The President overreached and the leaders in Congress, particularly La Pelosi and Henry Waxman (a despicable little man) were too incompetent and thus, unable to produce the massive and comprehensive overhaul of the health care delivery system that Zero wanted. Thank God for that. What we now have works fairly well. Socialized medicine would not work all that well. Think about the Veterans Administration and how poorly it serves our veterans. We've managed to dodge that bullet! We must remain vigilant, should they try to put one over on us again in the future!
It occurs to me that much of what Zero has put on the books since taking office in January will eventually - and justifiably - be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. For a man who claims to be a professor of constitutional law, our president is curiously ignorant of what the U.S. Constitution actually says - about his powers and about the powers of the legislative branch. Let me 'splain Lucy - the U.S. Congress is responsible for enacting the laws, the Supreme Court is responsible for interpreting the laws, and the President serves as commander in chief of the Armed Forces whilst being available to sign legislation produced by the Congress such that it passes into law. Do they even teach civics in schools these days? I swear, there are more people in this nation who are ignorant of the Constitution and its provisions than there ought to be! They prattle on mindlessly about our "democracy" and don't even know that this nation is a Republic. Most Americans don't seem to understand that all the powers of governance were given to the individual states. The Federal government's powers and responsibilities are clearly spelled out in the Constitution and then it goes on to say that if the Constitution doesn't give the Federal government the power, they cannot claim it! All powers not specifically given to the Federal government belong to the individual state governments. Nowhere in the Constitution does the Federal government have the power to take over General Motors and Chrysler! Dear merciful heavens. A lot of people don't even seem to know that the President is not our ruler, but rather that HE or SHE is OUR employee. They are not the boss of us. The reverse is true. We are the boss of THEM. And not remembering this simple fact is what gets us into heaps of trouble!
Then again, if we don't speak up and insist that they remember their specific responsibilities, we pretty much deserve what we get in the way of governance! If we don't vote, we have no right to complain. And if you're here illegally, you have the absolute right to leave but I am not willing to grant any other right to you. Our country, our rules. Suck it up and deal!