Recent develop-ments in the healthcare debate clearly demon-strate how corrupt our political non-representatives are. Each and every one of these self-serving bureaucrats is perfectly willing to sell his/her soul for money. This apparent “legal” form of bribery played out in backroom meetings this week.
Senator John McCain was absolutely right in making references to the “Louisiana Purchase”, "Cornhusker Kickback" and the Florida “Flim Flam”. Those Democratic “yes” votes were clearly bought and paid for with our tax dollars. I can understand why he was so steamed up. It comes as no surprise to me that questions of legality have arisen from these milti-million dollar "deals"(bribes).
Pragmatically compromising or selling out?
The lack of genuine leadership on the health insurance bill is discouraging, both from the White House and the Congress. The majority party has an unworkable plan to reform insurance that offers no real cost savings and enormous future expenses and doesn't address the impact of quality and lifestyle issues.
Having chosen to put politics ahead of policy, the Democrats are left to compromise their values to force the bill through. I anticipate many more compromises of principles and good policy on the Senate side and in conference committee, turning the ultimate bill into a mishmash of laws that will have to be fixed later.
This is not leadership. It is painful to watch it unfold.
Sen. Whitehouse: foes of healthcare bill are birthers, right-wing militias, Aryan groups
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for up holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups. He started off by citing an editorial from the Manchester Journal Inquirer, which used insults like "lunatic fringe."
They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one."
Senator Whitehouse would not admit that he was accusing anyone who was against the health care bill as racist. He did reiterate that birthers are part of the group that is against the bill and are attacking president. The Senator was asked what he meant by describing those who do not support the bill as "Aryan". He responded "No, I didn't say that. . .again, pay attention to the speech."
Senator Whitehouse and his demented views clearly demonstrates how out of touch the Democrats are with reality. Every poll shows that a great majority Americans are NOT in favor of this overburdening monstrosity of a healthcare plan. Many who oppose this, believe that it will bankrupt this country. How can adding billions more to a bankrupt medical system LOWER costs?
This is the same reasoning that claims that we could spend our way out of the recession with borrowed money. The “illusionists” are obviously very hard at work.
Hi! I'm one of those birther, militia/Aryan group people your mother warned you about.
This is my “short list“:
I do oppose government-run healthcare. I oppose abortion. I oppose cap and trade. I oppose the entire liberal mind-set. I oppose Democrats and I adamantly oppose Obama. I oppose his socialistic policies, his narcissistic attitude, his apologizing for America and his bowing to the world when he travels. Only cowardly pussies bow and apologize to world leaders. I strongly object to his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing.
"The 'art of compromise' is the ACT of selling out."
--Harry L. Hughes III