Thursday letters: It’s Kennedycare, not Obamacare

October 24, 2013 

Since the days of Dwight Eisenhower, the Kennedy family and its political machines have semi-secretly yearned to leapfrog the U.S. military-industrial complex’s budget with a larger federal health-care budget they could control.

Joe Biden, a four-decade Kennedy machine loyalist, has been one of the leaders behind the Affordable Care Act, especially since Edward Kennedy’s untimely passing. Yet Mr. Biden’s name is nowhere near the Obamacare headlines and Google searches; neither are the Clintons.

Akin to Dick Cheney’s private leadership of national security, Uncle Joe is more at the helm of the presidency than one assumes, and almost as brilliant at behind-the-scenes political architecture as Bill Clinton. Almost.

This is why launching political missiles or blaming Barack Obama for Kennedycare is a misdirection of both voter energy and congressional bickering.

Barack Obama is not to blame. He is merely a young Harvard Law grad and brief Illinois senator hired to push Kennedycare onto all Americans, with the help of strategically muddled opposition on account of his race.

And this is the exact Potomac two-step that this White House and both Kennedy and Clinton machines want average Americans to believe going forward –– that they had nothing to do with it, and that it was all Obama’s fault.

Thankfully, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and other wildly intelligent new conservatives are fearlessly battling to defund Kennedycare, before Hillary hands Slick Willy his third and fourth terms as president.

Each time the media falsely use the term “Obamacare,” attention is being drawn away from the true architects of the largest federal government ATM machine ever: Kennedycare.

Baron Hanson

Charleston

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