Disintegration of a presidency…


It must be a bitter pill for Liberals to witness the disintegration of a presidency, particularly a very liberal one.  The list of campaign promises that Obama has failed to score on is indeed impressive.  In fact he has succeeded at…well, nothing.  In my modest opinion, it didn’t have to happen.

I trace the last five years to what transpired during his first year…the underhanded passage of Obamacare.  If he and the Senate Democrats had slowly put together well conceived legislation that was reasonable and fiscally feasible, and passed this law with bipartisan support, he would have had his gigantic healthcare “reform.”  Instead he and his liberal friends permanently angered so many Republicans that the contempt has colored nearly every legislative decision ever since.

It seems important to remind folks, who typically have very short memories, how Obamacare went down, since network news, and certainly the NPR Nightly News Hour would never do the favor.  Scott Brown’s election to fill the Senate vacancy created by the death of Ted Kennedy, created a Senate that was not filibuster proof.  The House had already produced its own version of Obamacare, but the Senate preferred to create its own, but this would take time, so much time as to allow Brown to be sworn in.  Well the Senate, and the President, could allow that, and the Senate quickly approved the House version it didn’t like before Brown came on board, voila, filibuster proof.  Even though entirely legal, the way in which the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gained passage had done its damage.  And for this reason, the remaining three years of Obama’s term will not go well.  So much for his legacy as the first black president of the US.  Not a particularly positive way to celebrate diversity.


About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see: https://michaeloconnellmdnh.wordpress.com/

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