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I don't really want to write about this subject, but the media has been obsessed with it for days, so I guess I should. If you have been near a tv news program, you already know there has been some ugly language directed toward members of Congress, there have been a few instances of vandalism (broken windows) at Democratic party headquarters around the nation, and a bullet hit the window of Republican Eric Cantor's campaign headquarters.
Naturally, we all condemn this type of behavior. Democrats and Republicans both condemn it. Certainly, every member of Congress condemns it. That should go without saying, but because it appears more of the bad behavior is coming from right-wingers than from left-wingers (this time), the media and Democrats have to pretend like this is somehow representative of the entire conservative movement. The left-wingers have to pretend Republican speech is responsible for it, or the entire Tea Party movement is responsible for it, or Fox News is responsible for it, or talk radio is responsible for it. Instead of calling it what it is, a few fringe nuts acting up, which exists all across the political spectrum, we have to pretend that conservative speech is somehow inciting people to violence, and it is a huge powderkeg about to explode.To read more or comment...
Now that ObamaCare has passed, we will, as Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, find out what's in it.
Here's one thing that isn't - coverage for children with pre-existing conditions. From the Associated Press:To read more or comment...
Congratulations to President Obama and the Democrats for pushing health care reform through the House Of Representatives. Now they will use reconciliation to push The House "fixes" to the bill through the Senate, and then the President can sign it into law. What a "victory for the American people," as the Prez said yesterday.
The "victory" came about when our President realized that by forcing all Americans to buy health insurance, he could solve the problem of some Americans not having health insurance. The man is a genius, I tell you ! His Harvard education certainly didn't go to waste. Who knew the government could make people do things by forcing them to do things ? Next, perhaps our President can solve the poverty problem by forcing all poor people to make more money ! In fact, if the government just forces people do to anything and everything the government wants them to do, we could solve EVERY problem. The possibilities are endless. Maybe we could even form a perfect utopian society where the means of production and private property are all controlled by the government, and could be equally distributed by the state, in order that everyone would get an equal share. That would be fan-freaking-tastic ! No more of those filthy rich people making more than the rest of us workers. No more inequality. We'd all big one big communi...ty. It takes a village, you know.To read more or comment...
As the Democrats move perilously close to destroying America's health care system, a surprising source has stepped forward to expose more of the fatal flaws with ObamaCare....Obama's second cousin (once removed), Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a radiologist from Kansas.
Dr. Wolf must not have received Obama's message that the time for talk about ObamaCare is over. Apparently, neither has the President, who has been touring the country talking incessantly about how the the time for talk is over.To read more or comment...
Quote Of The Day: "we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it" - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Burning Fiscal Issue: "he's trying to pawn himself off as a fiscal conservative. And yet just in recent weeks, two weeks ago it has come out in news accounts he had a Republican Party of Florida credit card that he charged $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax -- we are not sure what all he got at that place." - Governor Charlie Crist (R-FL), talking about U.S. Senate primary challenger Marco Rubio, who is leading Crist by 32 points in the latest poll.
A New York Corruptocrat State Of Mind: Recent scandals in New York...Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Gov. David Paterson, Rep. Charlie Rangel..and now, I give you Rep. Eric Massa, who recently resigned from Congress amid year-long allegations of improper sexual contact with male staffers. This guy is some piece of work. In recent days, Massa said he wouldn't seek re-election because he had cancer. Then he resigned immediately when the sexual allegations came out. Then he said he was pressured out by Democrats because he was against ObamaCare (ObamaCare isn't liberal enough for Massa). Then he went on Glenn Beck's show and said he did grope and tickle a male staffer. Then he went on Larry King's show a few hours later and said he didn't grope anyone. Massa called Obama's Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel "the son of the devil's spawn," and described the following nude shower scene, with Emanuel allegedly threatening Massa that he better vote for ObamaCare or else - "I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me." The White House denies the incident ever occurred. When Larry King asked Massa if he was gay, Massa refused to answer, saying the question was an insult to gay people. If you are interested in this bizarre tale, The Washington Post has a pretty good take on it here.
ObamaCare To Bring Down Deficits, Part Red Sea: Here's President Obama singing the merits of health care reform, from Fox News:
I have to start today's post with a tip of the hat to the Iraqi people, who have seen more than their share of wars and brutal dictatorial regimes. Yesterday, the Iraqis flocked to the polls to vote in huge numbers in democratic elections, despite a string of bombings by what our media refers to as "insurgents" (and what I refer to as cowardly fascist terrorist scumbags). At this point, the "insurgents" don't represent anything but their own fascist wet dreams of power. The "insurgents" are nothing but thugs trying to step on the necks of the Iraqi people, and the Iraqis are sick of them. President Obama was correct when he said yesterday's elections were an "important milestone." Obama also said the following, according to the New York Times:To read more or comment...
President Obama often refers to "the failed policies of the past" to criticize his predecessor, President Bush. One of those Bush "failed policies," according to Obama, was the Bush tax cuts, which the President and practically every other Democrat have railed against for years. There is a reason for such criticism, though it really wasn't the Bush tax cuts alone that caused the problem. It was Bush cutting taxes at the same time he ramped up federal spending that led to federal deficits and a net increase in federal debt of around $4.5 trillion during his tenure in office.
Keep Obama's "failed policies of the past" rhetoric in mind as you read the CBO's latest debt projections on Obama's watch. From the Washington Post:To read more or comment...
Welcome To The Machine - On the same day President Obama invited Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) to the White House to pressure him to switch his vote on health care reform, Obama appointed Matheson's brother, Scott Matheson, to a judgeship on the 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals. I'm sure that was an entirely random, coincidental event with absolutely no underlying political calculations whatsoever...not at all similar to the way things are done in Obama's old stomping grounds...not at all similar to the Chicago way....not at all. This is the most ethical administration ever...especially when they aren't lying about everything.
Global Warming Kettle Calls Pot Black - "First of all, we just got five feet of snow in Washington and so everybody is like — a lot of the people who are opponents of climate change, they say, see, look at that, there’s all this snow on the ground, this doesn’t mean anything. I want to just be clear that the science of climate change doesn’t mean that every place is getting warmer; it means the planet as a whole is getting warmer. But what it may mean is, for example, Vancouver, which is supposed to be getting snow during the Olympics, suddenly is at 55 degrees, and Dallas suddenly is getting seven inches of snow." - Barack "The Weatherman" Obama.
The glaring problem with Obama's "everything is climate change now" rhetoric is that Vancouver doesn't usually get much snow in February. The average temperature there in February is 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Not exactly snow weather, and a temp of 55 degrees is just an example of normal weather variation. Exit questions - What if Sarah Palin said something this dumb ? How many months would it be before the media stopped talking about it ?
Nominee For Idiot Of The Year - The following video shows MSNBC talker Dylan Ratigan "interviewing" a Tea Party representative, and hijacking his own interview by refusing to allow the Tea Party guy to answer the questions put to him. Ratigan instead used the segment as a transparent ploy to parrot the constant MSNBC propaganda point that the Tea Party movement is a racist movement.
"The status quo is not acceptable....What is really scary, what is really risky, is to do nothing." - President Obama, talking about health care reform.
President Obama and the Democrats are pretending America's choices on health care reform are either - A) Pass ObamaCare, or B) Stick With The Status Quo.To read more or comment...