According to CNN and every other polling organization on the planet with even a smidgeon of credibility, Obamacare is despised by well, just about everybody. Reid and Pelosi’s approval ratings are in the tank as is Congress’s. I would expect Obama will take hit a too.
The Democrats have completely ignored the will of the American and there will be an ugly reckoning this November. But I’m not bitter about what happened Sunday. There is great satisfaction and pride in the knowledge that the country was behind the GOP’s efforts to derail Obamacare. The Democrats had to resort to fraud to get that wretched pig approved, including Stupak’s cowardly pro-life red herring.
“To protect all Texans’ constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation’s founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation,” said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in a statement.”
I keep thinking about what Pat Caddell said on Fox the other day, “Look, the people who are opposing this are holding tea parties. The Democrats are holding a Kool-Aid party. This is political Jonestown.” Be warned D-Boyz, it ain’t over, not by a long shot. Hope and repeal begins today.
“2012 Looks No Better For Democrats” – CQPolitics
“States Move to Block Obamacare’s Unfunded Mandate” – NewsMax
Being a pro-life Democrat obviously means never having to stick to your oft-repeated lofty principles. For them, life began when Obama issued a get out of jail free Executive Order to wave at their now very disgruntled, and now very motivated constituents. These Democrat Judases, like Bart Stupak, will pay a heavy price this fall. Stupak should be ashamed for turning his back on the unborn.
The Democrats did not win the day because they had the moral high ground on health care. The Democrats crafted a lie cobbled together with payoffs and cynical promises. Eventually, this house of cards they have fashioned will come crashing down around them and they will be held accountable by outraged voters.
“Legal and Political Fights Loom for Democrats” – NYTimes
Pro-Life Leaders Blast Stupak Abortion Deal” – NewsMax
“Hell no!” – Rep. John Boehner (R)
“We’ve Crossed the Rubicon” – Victor Davis Hanson
“It’s clear the thousands of Americans who descended upon the Capitol yesterday to protest this bill were completely ignored by Speaker Pelosi and her allies. Democrats will soon have one last chance to listen to the American people and kill this bill, which only looks responsible in the land of make believe. Here in the real world, it will add to our already reckless levels of debt and put our nation on an even faster course toward fiscal ruin.” – Rep. Tom Price (R)
As the liberal Lemmings edge ever closer to the cliff, take comfort in the knowledge that if today’s vote goes badly this is not the end. Not by a long shot.
Unconstitutional? You bet.
- “Is health-care reform constitutional?” – Washington Post
- “Is Government Health Care Constitutional?” – WSJ
- “Mandatory Insurance Is Unconstitutional” – WSJ
And expensive, “The Real Arithmetic of Health Care Reform” – Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005
Update: “Look, the people who are opposing this are holding tea parties. The Democrats are holding a Kool-Aid party. This is political Jonestown.” – Pat Caddell on Fox News
“There’s no way around it. Things in the House of Representatives are about to get very, very rough.
With their backs to the wall, Democratic leaders are preparing a complicated plan to pass their national health care bill. Standing in the way are Democrats who oppose the bill, whether on principle or out of fear that voting for a wildly unpopular measure will spell defeat for them in November.” – Byron York, Washington Examiner
Doesn’t make you feel all safe and warm knowing the Democrats are engaged in a to the death fight to enact a health care plan no one wants, no one needs and we can’t even begin to afford? And – the Democrats only real motivation is greed, power and to see who’s got the biggest political d*ck. I know I’ll sleep soundly tonight knowing these dark overlords have the country whistling past the fiscal graveyard.
“…reconciliation cannot be used to pass comprehensive health care reform. It won’t work. It won’t work because it was never designed for that kind of significant legislation. It was designed for deficit reduction… The major package of health care reform cannot move through the reconciliation process. It will not work…” – Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)
So if the Budget Committee chair can’t make reconciliation work for Obamacare, then what’s left to talk about? It sounds like the Democrats have to accept a humiliating do-over that will take months to work through, bad news so close to the elections, or just throw up their hands. In any case, Democrats have only themselves to blame for badly misreading the 2008 election and going a bridge too far.
Obama gets busted on live TV mining for nose gold (not so artfully). According to an Aussie doctor, making a meal of the day’s catch is good for you.
“Your nose acts like a filter to in the air you breathe, just like an air filter your home. It catches and collect dust and bacteria that your nose doesn’t feel is a good idea to suck into your lungs, over time it all collects and settles to what we call a booger. Then the person picks their booger, eats it, and the process starts all over again.
A doctor in Australia has come up with sufficient research that states that what we don’t know is that after we eat it, the boogers actually acts like a low grade flu shot. We eat the bacteria, the immune system fights off the bacteria, causing our immune system to strengthen. It acts just like a medicine would.” – Associated Content
Who could guess the one aspect of Obamacare that makes any sense is a ready to eat, meal on wheels?
“Obama’s ‘Hope’ – The New Tramp Stamp of Political Decals” – Big Government