“..The health bill passed and you republicans should just move on..”
THE HELL WE SHOULD.
“..Republicans are the party of- NO, they are not even trying to help the poor. There is just no bipartisanship with the republicans anymore..”
Oh yes there was, you were just not looking for it. 30 plus democrats voted WITH republicans to try and stop this health bill. That was a bipartisan effort- TO STOP THE BILL.
In a last ditch effort, republicans tried to add a few things into this health bill last week, but all were turned down.
Republicans wanted a guaranty that NO ONE who makes less than $250,000 per year would see a tax increase from this health bill. (A promise that President Obama made.) Democrats turned it down and would not put that in writing.
Republicans wanted to make sure that democrats would guaranty that people would see no premium raises in their health insurance costs. Democrats would not promise this, and turned it down.
What we wanted was for the democrats to guaranty all that they promised with this health bill, but no democrat will promise YOU- anything, now that the bill has passed.
Instead, we are treated to the pinnacle of hypocrisy: democrats who had trouble paying their taxes, (Tim Geithner, Charlie Rangel) are now hiring 16,500 new IRS agents to make sure that YOU PAY YOUR TAXES.
Those who called for President Bush to be impeached, or claimed that Bush was the worst president ever; are now crying because we are picking on their beloved Barack and his health bill.
Those who claimed that “Bush lied”, are now worried that we would challenge the constitutionality of this health bill.
So they have begun to attack.
(I tried to warn about this two weeks ago, now here it comes…)
The ONLY reason why you are attacking democrats is because you are a racist.
Let’s dive into the political mud, shall we:
“…one Republican talking point has been that Democrats had no right to pass a bill facing overwhelming public disapproval. As it happens, the Constitution says nothing about opinion polls trumping the right and duty of elected officials to make decisions based on what they perceive as the merits…”
Paul Krugman is correct, in one aspect; there is no constitutional law stating that politicians MUST follow the will of the people. Once voted into office, they can vote any way that they please, so long as this bill is constitutional. However, that is what we aim to prove, that the health bill is unconstitutional with some of it’s aspects.
If Paul Krugman stopped right there with his editorial, he would have a very good debating topic. But, as many liberals often do, Krugman MUST push the topic further:
“…What has been really striking has been the eliminationist rhetoric of the G.O.P., coming not from some radical fringe but from the party’s leaders. John Boehner, the House minority leader, declared that the passage of health reform was “Armageddon.” The Republican National Committee put out a fund-raising appeal that included a picture of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, surrounded by flames, while the committee’s chairman declared that it was time to put Ms. Pelosi on “the firing line.” And Sarah Palin put out a map literally putting Democratic lawmakers in the cross hairs of a rifle sight.
All of this goes far beyond politics as usual. Democrats had a lot of harsh things to say about former President George W. Bush, but you’ll search in vain for anything comparably menacing, anything that even hinted at an appeal to violence, from members of Congress, let alone senior party officials…”
Paul Krugman didn’t search too hard to find “angry democrats.” One might be tempted to point out the movie: “Death of a President”, which showed the assassination of President Bush WHILE Bush was still president.
However, Krugman has been writing for some time and has learned to double-check his facts; (I will explain in a second.)
The movie: “Death of a President” was filmed in Canada, (so what?) It used, I believe, a director and writers from the BBC, (so what?) This movie was never promoted here in the States, especially by any “high ranking democrats.”
See, the crafty Krugman capped his editorial by saying: “Members of congress and senior party officials.”
Even so, this movie was the ultimate “call for violence” on a president. It was directed at President Bush. You will NEVER SEE a movie made by a major studio showing the assassination of President Obama. (Or President Clinton.)
But here is where Krugman went too far…
John Boehner, the House minority leader, truly believes that this health bill is bad for America. Though, the word “Armageddon” might be a bit much, Boehner has never changed his opinion on this health bill.
However, during the Bush presidency, you had “senior democrat party leaders” giving support to Bush for the removal of Saddam from Iraq, (John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry) yet; two years later, these same “senior party leaders” were condemning Bush for doing so. Hypocrisy.
Some of these “senior democrat party officials” claimed that our soldiers were targeting Iraqi civilians at night. That the war in Iraq was a lost cause that we could never win, and that this was an “illegal war.”
Comments like these could cause some wacked out progressive bastard to attack a republican. (Not to mention that whole: 9/11 Truthers movement that claimed Bush KNEW about the 9/11 attacks.)
What is the difference? Going on national TV and claiming that “Bush lied”, or yelling out in Congress: “You lie.” Both show disrespect. Both shouldn’t be tolerated. However, one has the GUTS to say it to your face.
At least be honest and admit that your side does the same things.
Comedian- TV personality: Bill Maher didn’t get the democrat talking points this weekend because his latest editorial is a dead-nuts call for violence against republicans:
“…Democrats should not listen to the people who are now saying they shouldn’t attempt anything else big for a while because health care was such a bruising battle. Wrong, because I learned something watching the lying bullies of the Right lose this one: when they’re losing, they squeal like a pig. They kept saying things like, the bill was being “shoved down our throats” or the Democrats were “ramming it through.” The bill was so big they couldn’t take it all at once!
And I realized listening to this rhetoric that it reminded me of something: Tiger Woods’ text messages to his mistress that were made public last week, where he said, and I quote, “I want to treat you rough, throw you around, spank and slap you and make you sore. I want to hold you down and choke you while I f**k that *ss that I own. Then I’m going to tell you to shut the f**k up while I slap your face and pull your hair for making noise.” Unquote.
And this, I believe, perfectly represents the attitude Democrats should now have in their dealings with the Republican Party: “Shut the f**k up while I slap your face for making noise. Now pass a cap-and-trade law, you stupid bitch, and repeat after me: ‘global warming is real!’…”
(Would this not be a call for violence against republicans..??) Sure, it may be meant as a joke, but with democrats running around calling us conservatives- violent; Bill Maher’s editorial comes at a perfect time to prove the democrats are no saints.
“…The Democrats need to push the rest of their agenda while their boot is on the neck of the greedy, poisonous old reptile. Who cares if a cap-and-trade bill isn’t popular…”
Yes Bill, who cares if Cap and Trade isn’t a popular bill?
Who cares if the Cap and Trade bill isn’t thought out, goes against new evidence pertaining to man made global warming, and could actually HURT poor people.
Who cares Maher? After all, you are the one who is fond of saying Americans are stupid.
Maybe Paul Krugman should have read Bill Maher’s editorial before claiming that democrats are righteous and take the high road.
“…These days will live in infamy, as the scenes of our elected representatives shouting, “you lie” and “baby killer” echo inside the halls of Congress. We’ve stooped too low when protesters begin hurling the “n” word at African American congressman, and start making direct and indirect threats at representatives who supported the historic health care legislation.
These and other radical statements from members of Congress, conservative talk show hosts and “protestors” are drawing ideological lines.. ..The irony is that those inciting the fear and leading the charge, themselves have comprehensive health care, paid for by the people..”
(Oh no you didn’t..?? Did Jackson just say that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have insurance paid for by taxpayers..?? Glenn Beck pays for his insurance and Rush Limbaugh is “self-insured.” Which means- he pays cash for his medical bills.)
Let’s continue with Jackson:
“..Yet, they seek to deny this same health care insurance for nearly 50 million Americans without any coverage at all..”
OK, now it is 50 million Americans who do not have insurance. (Notice how this figure changes.) When democrats first started talking about a health bill, the figure was about 40 million. THEN, when they needed to add up the cost for the health bill, (and sell it to us people) the figure dropped to 30 million. Now it has reached a high of 50 million uninsured.
Rev. Jackson, I do not want to “deny” anyone health insurance. You are free to get a job and buy whatever you want. If you want to buy a car, go for it. If you choose to buy health insurance, why not? I did. No one forced me to buy insurance, I choose to buy it and take less in my paycheck.
If you wanted to expand Medicaid a little to add a few more poor people on it, I had no problem with that.
But forcing poor people to BUY insurance..??
Rev. Jackson, are you freaking mad..??
“…If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House, topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play. It’s not happenstance that Frank, Lewis and Cleaver, none of them major Democratic players in the health care push, received a major share of last weekend’s abuse. When you hear demonstrators chant the slogan “Take our country back!,” these are the people they want to take the country back from..”
It is so plain now…
Thank you Frank Rich for explaining it to us.
We are not angry because we are being forced to buy health insurance, or the loss of personal freedom, or the enormous government spending, no.
We are angry because a Black man, a woman, and a Gay man runs the country.
We are angry because we are racists.
Forget the fact that one of our top GOP voices is a woman- Sarah Palin.
Forget the fact that the GOP Chairman is Black- Michael Steele.
Forget the fact that before Barack Obama, the highest ranking Black people in public office were republicans- Condi Rice and Colin Powell.
I will never condone the stupidity of a few on my side yelling out stupid things in a crowd; any more than you can control every idiot on your side. So stop the bullshit.
You folks on the Left, there will come a day when you realize that the word “racist” is just as demeaning as the word “ni*er.”
(The “N” word) was used to demean a person. His, or her opinion didn’t matter because he is just “a ni*er.”
Today, the word “racist” is used to demean a person. His, or her opinion doesn’t matter because he is just a “racist.”
No one likes a sore loser, that is for sure.
However, people cannot stand a sore winner.
I would be very careful on how you play this one out.
Every American knows of someone who is involved in this movement to STOP the expansion of government, and they know that these people are not racists.
Do not let your ego write checks that your political party cannot not pay for.
Written by AR Babonie for The Angry Republic