Barack Obama Celebrates Women’s History Month

Update: A video for the Obama Hopium guzzlers who don’t understand what we wrote today.



Stupak now admits there is nothing to stop Obama from rescinding his Executive Order. The “pro-life” Stupak will learn what the “pro-choice” betrayed know:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

It’s not only 2010, it’s also 2012:

Of the 33 Senate seats up in 2012, 24 are currently held by Democrats or Independents who caucus with them. What’s more, all of the first-term Senators in this class were elected in a mid-term cycle and will likely face a different electorate in a presidential year.

All up in 2012: Tester, Webb, McCaskill, Byrd, Kohl, Akaka, Brown, Cantwell, Casey, Stabenow, Nelso, Nelson, Conrad, Klobuchar, Lieberman, and Menendez.

And these are the Obama broken promises that Republicans will feature in campaign ads in 2010:

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Betrayal. No matter what side of the abortion divide you stand on, you were betrayed. “Pro-choice,” “Pro-Life,” “Anti-abortion,” “Women’s Rights,” those became near-meaningless labels last night. The only divide which mattered was “Betrayed,” and “Betrayers.”

Now the “betrayers”, meaning the Obama Dimocratic Party, have to pay the consequences for their “Night of the Long Knives.” The Arrogance! and paternalism of the treacherous enterprise – “we know best and we’re doing what we want for your own good, and you will have to like it because we had to pass something/anything” – has a close historical analogy to the forced feeding of the Suffragettes. To make us all forget the force feeding of last night, shiny objects will be displayed.

The first line of defense against the American people, will be bamboozlement. Expect many events to “celebrate” the horror of last night and convince the imprisoned they should be grateful for their sparkling, new gilded cage.

“Now, they hope, the discussion will finally shift in their favor. [snip]

But in fact, the political battle is just beginning.

The party now must live or die with its landmark legislation in hundreds of congressional districts across the country, in the most hostile midterm election climate Democrats have faced since the Republican landslide year of 1994.

“Given that Democrats have basically lost the healthcare messaging fight for the last year, I’m not sure why we should think they will begin to win over the next seven months,” said Charlie Cook, one of Washington’s leading election handicappers.”

As we wrote in an early hour update , every Medicare patient that has to wait for treatment or appointment, every medical bill, every stabbing pain, every bureaucratic outrage, every unctuous yet unresponsive bureaucrat, every medical payment, is now blood on Obama Dimocratic hands.



Last night “Republicans were not rejoicing” but they were not unhappy either.

“To their mind, passing a sweeping healthcare overhaul in the face of negative public opinion — and turning legislative somersaults to accomplish the feat — only served to underscore the arrogance and obtuseness of the Democratic majority.

“Their choice was to pass bad legislation or prove they’re incapable of governing,” said David Winston, a Republican pollster who works closely with the party’s House and Senate leadership. Moreover, he said, the effort was off point; by far the greatest concern of most voters is the nation’s stubbornly high unemployment rate. [snip]

For Democrats, the next several months will be spent trying to hold down their losses, which makes passage of the gargantuan healthcare bill all the more audacious — especially when the chief animating force in politics today is a profound mistrust of Washington and anger over the expansive growth of government, embodied by the rise of the “tea party” movement.”

Obama Dimocrats believe that they can impose their will with a paternalistic pat on the head on a free people. Obama Dimocrats believe they can make someone who does not like something like it by describing how bad things would be otherwise. It’s a forced feeding.

“But it’s hard to benefit politically just because things don’t turn out as bad voters feared.

Consider last year’s economic stimulus package, which experts say prevented a steep economic downturn from being a whole lot worse. Obama and Democrats have received little credit for their rescue effort; to the contrary, the stimulus and serial bailouts that began under President George W. Bush have only fueled populist anger.”

Obama Dimocrats in the last hour played the race card. Defiantly marching through angry protesters, Nancy Pelousy and the once respected, once courageous, John Lewis (who due to fear and racial politics betrayed Hillary to endorse “”Johnny-come-lately” Obama) tried vainly to invoke the glory days of the civil rights era as a rationale for Obamination health scam:

“Even so, Democrats must have in the back of their minds the memory of President Lyndon Johnson who, upon signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act, said his party had lost the South for a generation. It’s been longer than that, though few today would question the rightness of outlawing racial segregation in theaters, restaurants, hotels and other public places.

That may prove cold comfort, however, for Democrats who cast an aye vote Sunday and, as a result, may have to await history’s verdict in forced retirement.”

What has been invoked is not the glory days of the civil rights movement but rather the most hated days of the now dead “forced busing” mandates. Whether or not forced busing was done for a “good purpose” Americans don’t like to be forced to do anything that violates their sense of “the consent of the governed”.

Obama Dimocrats would have done themselves well by studying the mandated “forced busing” disaster which did not achieve the aims set out and indeed can be said to have been counterproductive to those aims. The lesson is not Selma, but South Boston.

Before the Sunday night of the long knives the anger was visible. Dimocrats chose to ignore the righteous anger and went ahead with their “we know best” Arrogance! Last night Obama Dimocrats achieved their low aims of passage of a bill, any bill:

“The question is at what cost.[snip]

The lengthy and rancorous debate has inflicted considerable damage on the president and his party. It helped spark the grass-roots “tea party” movement and generated angry town hall meetings last summer that led to some opponents painting Obama as a socialist and a communist for advocating a greater government role in the health-care industry. The issue now is whether final passage of the legislation — Senate leaders say they will take up the reconciliation bill this week — will cause more harm or begin a turnaround in the Democrats’ fortunes heading toward the November midterm elections.

This is not how the struggle over health care was supposed to unfold.”

“Forced feeding” and “forced busing” were not “supposed to unfold” the way they did either. Conservatives and independents are not happy with the Obamination. True liberals are not happy with the Obamination either:

“Liberals say the bill should have created a government alternative to private insurance; conservatives decry an increase in taxes and expensive new government programs.”

Big Media will defend Obama and say that Obama is in the “sweet spot of the middle” because both sides hate the Obamaination. But forced payments of taxpayer dollars to Big Insurance will prove as popular and as viable as forced feedings and forced busing.

“Democrats are afraid of failure and nervous about what success could bring. They fear substantial losses in November, with their majorities in the House and Senate possibly at risk if the country turns even more negative toward the administration and its policies. Republicans vow to continue challenging the program at the state and national levels.”

Social Security and Medicare and Civil Rights legislation passed with bipartisan majorities. Not so with the Obamination betrayal of last night. Republicans and Independents are now fully invested in ceaseless war on a program true Liberals know stinks like the Chicago stockyards of Obama and Rezko.

“The House approved the Medicare bill on a vote of 313 to 115, including 65 Republicans — nearly half the GOP caucus at the time. The Senate approved the measure by 68 to 21, including 13 of the 27 Republicans.

Social Security passed the House in 1935 by 372 to 77. On that vote, 77 Republicans joined the majority and 18 Republicans opposed it. In the Senate, the vote was 77 to 6, with five of 19 Republicans in opposition.”

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March is National Women’s History Month. As the month began we quoted the aims of this year’s National Women’s History Month theme: “The overarching theme for March 2010 is Writing Women Back into History.”

Barack Obama wrote women back into history by finally doing something Hillary could not do: sign an executive order on abortion which betrays every principle of what used to be a “core Democratic value”.

The moribund, trying to wake itself up National Organization for Women, managed to rouse itself sufficiently to type out a tepid statement of “incensed” hollow outrage:

“”President Obama campaigned as a pro-choice president, but his actions today suggest that his commitment to reproductive health care is shaky at best,” NOW pres. Terry O’Neill wrote in a statement. “Contrary to language in the draft of the executive order and repeated assertions in the news, the Hyde Amendment is not settled law … The message we have received today is that it is acceptable to negotiate health care on the backs of women, and we couldn’t disagree more.”

The Suffragettes wretch at these modern day poseurs.

“Pro-life”, “anti-abortion” Americans felt the sting of betrayal too, though they appear to be much more vocal and much more “incensed.” “Pro-life”, “anti-abortion” Americans have not lost their sense of outrage unlike the “leadership” of those of us on the “pro-choice” side.

The president of the once honorable Democratic Party (died in Denver 2008) codified into law what he swore to eliminate during the primary campaign. Women, on both sides of the abortion debate, were nothing more than bargaining chips. The “bros” politically and medically screwed the “hos”.

Barack Obama vowed to Planned Parenthood to eliminate the Hyde Amendment he will now codify in an Executive Order. Jane Hamsher:

“Unfortunately, with this legislation, women’s reproductive rights were sacrificed for corporate profits. There’s no other way to say it. And the party alone is not to blame. It could not have happened without the cooperation of pro-choice groups, who failed to mobilize and did little but issue press releases and fundraise in the wake of the biggest assault on women’s reproductive rights in 35 years. Their complete capitulation is symptomatic of the crisis that the passage of this bill has triggered on the left. Liberal interest groups across the board sacrificed the interests of their members, and, in the end, acted as little more than enforcers for PhRMA and the insurance companies, or sat mute in exchange for personal sinecures and carve-outs.”

Finally the Jane Hamsher’s of the fake left begin to understand just how on target we at Big Pink have been (read “Women, Gays, Jews: WAKE UP!”) when we documented that Women, Gays, and Jews (and African-Americans and the Young and the Elderly) have been “betrayed by their leadership due to cronyism or incompetence or cowardice (often all three)“. Remember NARAL and “Mainline Treachery”?:

The essential fact that must be remembered is that the mainline Women groups, the mainline Gay groups, and to a much lesser extent some mainline Jewish groups (Jewish Americans are betrayed more often by fake “leaders” like Robert Wexler. See HERE and HERE.) have stopped fighting for their constituencies in order to shill for Obama’s Dimocratic Party. [snip]

These mainline groups and their treacheries to their constituencies are easily understood by considering last Thursday’s Gay Fundraiser for Obama Dimocrats which raised more money for Obama Dimocrats that the previous year when Obama Dimocrats were at least serving worthless soon-to-be abandoned promises, not unfulfilled ones. Hillary supporters recall Kate Michelman and NARAL and their various treacheries: they abandoned a long time strong champion of their issues in order to support a “present” voting Obama.

African-Americans too have been abandoned by their mainline groups….”

More from Jane Hamsher:

“But it is a national shame that a Democratic President who pledged the repeal of the Hyde Amendment would proudly issue an executive order affirming it. How far we’ve come since 2007, when Barack Obama swore that his first act in office would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”

It’s much more than a shame, it’s a betrayal!



The betrayal is to all sides of the abortion divide. The fight will continue in the courts and in the streets and at the ballot box. As with “forced busing” and “forced feeding” appeal will be made to the courts for years to come. “Repeal” will be the rallying cry in November. The treacherous will be punished no matter how silvery their tongues. The “pro-life” side has a grassroots organization that will punish Bart Stupak for his betrayal in the streets and the ballot box. The “pro-choice” side is left with nothing… but words.

“Pro-choice” or “Pro-life”, “abortion rights” or “anti-abortion” we were all betrayed. It’s not about Stupak and his dead career. We were all betrayed – whatever side of the divide.

March is National Women’s History Month. Barack Obama and his Dimocrats celebrated last night by writing a new chapter, of forced feeling, into history.

Women’s History Month has had a new chapter written too. The new chapter is called “Betrayal”.

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177 thoughts on “Barack Obama Celebrates Women’s History Month

  1. Uppity Woman:

    It seems to me that women are Barack Obama targets almost constantly. Expendable, you know.

    NOW: President Obama Breaks Faith With Women

    Gee, ya think? He never had any faith with women, silly fools! It’s not like you weren’t warned. Over and over and over again. Before it was too late, in fact.

    All the politically correct girlz who think the veil is Romantic and Fun to try, (the brave and wise Marcia Pappas of NOW-NY notwithstanding), enjoy your practice, girlz, because every one of those rights that the second wave feminists busted their asses over, stood in the rain and snow for, and fought for you to have without you lifting a finger – are being whittled away piece-by-piece while the lame policially correct third wave is busy in Reactive Mode constantly.

    Reactive Mode is what happens when you are losing. Just saying.

    Bart Stupak and Barack Obama just stuck it up your patooties, girlz! So React! Big deal! Ooooooooooooo! I Press Release! Scary!!!!

  2. D.K. Jamaal, on the CNN poll:

    hank goodness most people in this country still know their tail from a hole in the ground.

    A CNN poll out this morning shows most Americans still are not buying the Obamcrats’ poison corporate bailout pill posing as healthcare reform:

    A majority of Americans have a dim view of the sweeping health care bill passed by the House, saying it gives Washington too much clout and won’t do much to reduce their own health care costs or federal deficits, according to a new poll released Monday.

    A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found that 59 percent of those surveyed opposed the bill, and 39 percent favored it…

    In addition, 56 percent said the bill gives the government too much involvement in health care…

    On the question of costs, 62 percent said the bill increases the amount of money they personally spend on health care; 21 percent said their costs would remain the same…

    The poll’s results about the bill’s fiscal impact were particularly stark: 70 percent of respondents said they believed deficits would go up because of the bill…

  3. Naral, whom endorsed Obama, after years of support from Hillary. I can’t think of a better payback .

  4. admin,

    I am still in shock over the way this POS went down and I am grateful that I’m past the point of having to worry about abortion rights.
    I’m glad I’m not a 20 something woman in this horrible anti-woman misogynistic era.
    It’s bad enough being a woman these days but at least I don’t have to worry about reproduction.
    Shame on the leftie women for not protecting our rights.

    “Women, on both sides of the abortion debate, were nothing more than bargaining chips. The “bros” politically and medically screwed the “hos”.”

    Sickening but true.

    Henry,

    I switched in 2008 and have felt politically liberated ever since.

  5. Filled out the form switching to Repug but couldn’t do it ripped it up and went unaffiliated
    My little vote probably doesn’t count but it felt good do get rid of the filth

  6. OMG!!!!!

    I just read the excerpt about forced feeding!

    I had no idea. how horrifying. And how similar, metaphorically, to what Squat and Pooplosie just inflicted on half the country’s population.

  7. Thanks for this analysis. If it were not for you and Uppity, I’d be clueless.
    Henry and all: I switched from lifelong Dem to Ind after Wednesday night of the Denver convention. Have recently returned to Dem so I can vote no on Arlen Specter. The only choice which would hurt him is Sestak. I’ll take that chance. Arlen is 80, has spent 30 years in Senate, and looks like something else is wrong with him lately.

    And lastly, I am trying to promote exposure for this video, which like the one above, drips with hypocrisy:
    “It Gets Worse”
    www youtube.com/watch?v=7l8ZOMd468o

    The vile little man will soon be signing items he raked John McCain over the coals for.

  8. basil9
    March 22nd, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    OMG!!!!!

    I just read the excerpt about forced feeding!

    I had no idea. how horrifying. And how similar, metaphorically, to what Squat and Pooplosie just inflicted on half the country’s population.
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    There is a movie about this and the struggle for women to gain the right to vote. I watched it during the primary. Hillary Swank was in it, and the name is: Iron Jawed Angel. It is one of the best movies that I have ever seen.

    Watching what those women went through to gain the right to vote is extremely moving, makes one think about how much women today take for granted. Obviously, the fight for equality and women’s rights is not over. The suffargettes firmly believe that a woman’s right to reproductive freedom was the key to independence and equality. It is so true.

  9. Setting a personal goal to convince at least ten people I know who grew up thinking of themselves as democrats to re-register as independents. I know so many who are disgusted but feel as if there is no alternative.
    Also I’d love to know how many times cnn showed the pigs supposedly from the tea party being complete degenerates versus the number of the times it aired the black panthers harassing elderly white women casting a vote in Philadelphia.

  10. Hillary has issued a statement (not a rah-rah speech) on health care. It’s a masterpiece of subtle diplomacy and hidden messages staring you right in the face.

    We once read something about how some people who are asked to write letters of recommendation for people they don’t think much of come up with “I can’t say how wonderful he will be” type double speak language.

    Here is the CNN article and the Hillary statement:

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/22/clinton-health-care-passage-shows-obamas-resolve/

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated the passage of landmark health care reform Monday, in a rare moment for a woman who was once one of the leading voices on the issue.

    “If you ever doubt the resolve of President Obama to stay with a job, look at what we got done for the United States last night when it came to passing quality affordable health care for everyone,” Clinton said during a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    During her husband’s presidential administration in the 1990s, Clinton tried and failed to bring about sweeping health care reform.

    In her own presidential campaign from 2007 to 2008, then Senator Clinton made health care a signature issue. She vowed to fight for comprehensive health care coverage.

    But as Secretary of State, she avoids weighing in on internal U.S. politics – and became notably absent on the issue.

    Aside from the one remark on health care, Clinton’s speech to AIPAC on Monday focused entirely on foreign policy.

    Yeah, just look at what Obama done did do.

  11. birdgal,

    I saw parts of iron Jawed Angels but TTTT, I couldn’t make it through to the end.

    BTW, just when you thought you couldn’t hate these fothermuckers more, there’s this;

    What better way to celebrate passing history-making legislation than kicking back at a dive bar famous for its cheap beer and taxidermy-heavy décor? A large group of House Democrats defied cigar-and-champagne stereotypes by partying down until the wee hours after the health care vote at the decidedly downscale Tune Inn on Pennsylvania Avenue.

    HOH spies say the gaggle of jubilant Democrats included Rep. John Larson (Conn.), who got a roar of welcome when he entered the bar; Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.), who was briefly spotted standing behind the bar, handing out drinks; and Reps. John Boccieri (Ohio), Melissa Bean (Ill.), Tom Perriello (Va.) and Jerry Costello (Ill.).

    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had been the center of attention all weekend after resisting the abortion-related language in the bill but ultimately voting for the package, was among Tune Inn’s revelers. An HOH spy says Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) planted a giant kiss on Stupak’s cheek.

    The celebration continued until the bar issued its last call for drinks, our tipsters say. And they report that when Crowley exited the bar, he did so to celebratory chants of “Crow-ley, Crow-ley!”

  12. “If you ever doubt the resolve of President Obama to stay with a job, look at ***what we got done*** for the United States last night when it came to passing quality affordable health care for everyone,” Clinton said during a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
    &&&&&&&

    Good catch, admin. She does NOT say if “what we got done” was good at “passing quality affordable health care for everyone.” She just says, “look at it”, as if it was a train wreck.

    “Nothing to look, let’s move along.”

  13. Henry, thanks for the reference. We’ll update the article with the video. Here is the Iron Jawed Angels “hunger strike” scene (warning: forced feeding scene included):

  14. UNABLE TO LEAD, ONE-TRICK PREZ RESORTS TO….CAMPAIGNING IN IOWA

    thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/obama-heads-to-iowa-to-pitch-health-care/

    March 22, 2010, 12:51 pm
    Obama Heads to Iowa to Pitch Health Care
    ====================================

    By JEFF ZELENY
    To begin his campaign to explain health care, President Obama is going back to the beginning: Iowa.

    The president is set to travel to Iowa City on Thursday for his first event after passage of the landmark health care bill. The city is where Mr. Obama first offered his health care plan as a presidential candidate in May 2007.

    “On Thursday, the president will return to Iowa City, Iowa, to discuss how health insurance reform will lower costs for small businesses and American families and give them more control over their health care,” the White House said in a statement.

    The bill that Mr. Obama will sign into law, of course, is significantly different than the concept he outlined nearly three years ago. Won’t the trip draw comparisons to what Mr. Obama gave up? Perhaps, but the White House is confident that the historic sweep of the law will more than settle that debate.

    Iowa City offers friendly territory for Mr. Obama, whose popularity has fallen considerably since he won the state. The trip also offers an opportunity for the president to begin rebuilding his connection to independent voters, who will once again be critical to his future.

  15. It’s a strategy that seems to work for him..for some reason, the public still likes him despite his cool, unemotional, and detached personality. I truly don’t get it. Maybe white guilt?

  16. Basil, that report was disgusting and I bet the scoundrels write it off as a business expense. 👿

  17. Update: A video for the Obama Hopium guzzlers who don’t understand what we wrote today.



    Stupak now admits there is nothing to stop Obama from rescinding his Executive Order. The “pro-life” Stupak will learn what the “pro-choice” betrayed know:

    Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

    It’s not only 2010, it’s also 2012:

    Of the 33 Senate seats up in 2012, 24 are currently held by Democrats or Independents who caucus with them. What’s more, all of the first-term Senators in this class were elected in a mid-term cycle and will likely face a different electorate in a presidential year.

    All up in 2012: Tester, Webb, McCaskill, Byrd, Kohl, Akaka, Brown, Cantwell, Casey, Stabenow, Nelso, Nelson, Conrad, Klobuchar, Lieberman, and Menendez.

    And these are the Obama broken promises that Republicans will feature in campaign ads in 2010:

  18. “Stupak now admits there is nothing to stop Obama from rescinding his Executive Order.”

    Well, if there are any bots out there waiting for that to happen, I kindly suggest they take a seat underneath the bus. It’s going to be a long, long time. I fully expect Obama or his surrogates to brag about his EO in his re-election campaign.

    Hill’s comment was classic. She basically said nothing. Very clever.

  19. jbstonesfan
    cnn played over and over and over again a couple of complete idiots uttering racist statements who they called tea party members. I remember when I was working the phones for Hillary and people told me they were for her until she started the racist shit. I would not be surprised if it was staged. Beyond that why was the individual who called franks a faggot arrested? Hate speech is not protected so why wasn’t the man processed?

  20. I set a goal of ten persons to persuade to switch to independent less than an hour ago and I have six who want to step away from the democratic party. Strike while the iron is hot else people become used to what is.

  21. One last thought
    How can we reach the repugs? The dims won’t listen. They know the devil you know beats the…. The only group outside of either’s radical faction that is ever given a consideration are the independents. From where I stand the only way to rectify is for the membersof the dims to leave en masse. They do not listen to anything else.

  22. There are two things that stand out to me in this bill.

    The first is that this bill reinstates the right to discriminate against someone based on their gender. The insurance industry is allowed to charge women more for their health care based solely on the fact that they are women. It does carve out an exception for the self-insured, and those who work for small companies. But large, wealthy companies will be allowed to charge more. So the entire cost of reproduction will be paid by women. If you’re a man who is married or has daughters, you will be charged more for them because of their gender. Sons will be cheaper to raise. Imagine that.

    One other note, defense of our nation is a cost largely born by men – not entirely, but mostly. But men don’t get stuck with the medical bills for that. We, rightly, have a VA where they are given medical care, free of charge, for the rest of their life. The difference is stark. We don’t hold giving birth and raising children as an activity worthy of entitled medical care like we do military service. In fact, not only are we unwilling to provide that medical care, we won’t even split the cost of it with men by charging each gender the same. Women in this nation will now pay the total physical and financial cost of reproduction.

    The next thing that leaps out is the class war at work. This bill doesn’t guarantee Americans the right to health care because not everyone will be covered. What it does is mandate that Americans pay tribute to insurance companies who retain almost all of the rights they had before the health insurance bill passed. If you’re poor, this bill will allow you access to Medicaid, but Medicaid requires that you have very few assets. You cannot own a home, for instance, and receive Medicaid. Medicaid requires that you lose your financial worth before it can be accessed. Farther up the economic scale, you can be mandated to spend up to 7% of your income on premiums, but for many families, that won’t leave money left for deductibles and copays. So these families, will pay the premiums, but won’t be able to access the healthcare. But, for the wealthy, life won’t change. They’ll buy great plans that cover everything, pay the excise tax and they will have first rate health care while 1/3 remain in the shadows, scared that we’ll get sick and not be able to afford treatment.

    This is the new Jim Crow. Maybe we should call it Jane Crow. This is Obama and corporate America unleashing a war on women, and a war on the poor and the middle class. This bill hurts women badly, costs them more and funnels money from the poor and the middle class to the wealthy.

    When Woodrow Wilson ran for office, he promised to pay attention to the issues of African Americans but once in office, upheld and even expanded the Jim Crow laws. This is as ghastly and immoral as that was. This is a law that turns women’s biological functions into a money making device for corporate America. I’m stunned today.

  23. Henry, November will soon be here. We have always argued that only after devastating electoral defeats will Dimocrats get off the Hopium. There have been bright spots of people waking up, but it will only be devastating defeat and doom that will bring about the possibility of the Dimocrats throwing off Obamaism.

    Here’s a bit from ABC News on November 2010:

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/03/of-the-land-after-the-vote-the-sale-as-health-care-stays-where-its-been.html

    Interrupting a celebration: “The initial blush of President Barack Obama’s health care triumph immediately gives way to a sober political reality — he must sell the landmark legislation to an angry and unpredictable electorate, still reeling from the recession,” the AP’s Liz Sidoti writes. “Voters may not buy it. And that could mean a disastrous midterm election year for Obama and his fellow Democrats.”

    On an issue that’s still stuck in a rut: “It will be difficult to change this dynamic before November, especially since Obama’s powers of persuasion over the last year have been ineffective in changing public opinion on several issues,” Slate’s John Dickinson writes. “Given that grim landscape, Obama and congressional Democrats are making the purest test of whether voters want what they say they do — politicians who follow their conviction no matter what the consequences. That was a key promise of Obama’s campaign, though so too was a new era of bipartisanship that is nowhere in evidence.”

    The sale: “President Obama plans to open a new campaign this week to persuade skeptical Americans that the bill holds immediate benefits for them and addresses the nation’s shaky fiscal condition. Republicans said they would seek to repeal the measure, challenge its constitutionality and coordinate efforts in statehouses to block its implementation,” Jeff Zeleny and Sheryl Gay Stolberg write in The New York Times.

    “The politics of health care are fragile — and far from certain — in the eight-month midterm campaign that will determine which party will control Congress next year. But both sides steeled for a fight to extend well beyond November, involving state legislative battles, court challenges and, ultimately, the next presidential race.” [snip]

    Charlie Cook: “Given that Democrats have basically lost the healthcare messaging fight for the last year, I’m not sure why we should think they will begin to win over the next seven months.”

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to George Stephanopoulos on “GMA”: “With all this euphoria that’s going on, this inside-the-Beltway champagne toasting and all that, outside the Beltway the American people are very angry. And they don’t like it, and we’re going to try to repeal this, and we’re going to have a very spirited campaign between now and November, and there will be a very heavy price to pay for it.”

    The cruel reality: What’s good for a president isn’t necessarily what’s good for his party. And things not turning out as badly as people feared has rarely worked as a comprehensive political strategy.

    “Democrats are afraid of failure and nervous about what success could bring,” The Washington Post’s Dan Balz wrote Sunday.

    “It’s hard to overestimate the magnitude of President Barack Obama’s historic victory on health care reform Sunday night — but the win was a split decision for Democrats, not a knockout,” Politico’s Glenn Thrush and Carol E. Lee report. “House Democrats, who have endured months of draining debate and attacks from tea party activists, including a derisive serenade from a group of protestors on patch of grass outside the chamber Sunday, were more relieved than overjoyed — and many may have been casting votes, on a warm spring night, for their own political extinction.”

  24. admin
    Honestly I am not trying to persuade anyone rather I am illuminating their own beliefs and letting them see for themselves what the dimocrats have become. I tried to argue and I lost. Using a mirror is much more effective. Funny all of my diehard 250k plus obamatrons are blaming the media claiming they were duped. No responsibility for how they joined in and had a good time being so faux liberal.

  25. I’ve resisted changing party affiliation, but alas, I think Henry is correct. It would nice to see millions leave the party now. I’m tired of pretending that the Democratic party is a responsible political party. They are arrogant and wreckless in so many different ways. I’m leaving, and one of the best things I can do to show that you are not going to take it anymore is to stamp my feet, and make it really loud, so these Dimwits know their misrepresentation has definite consequences. They brag that they are
    the larges political party in the US. That’s bragging rights that I do not appreciate anymore. I hope people like Henry and I leave en masse to take their numbers down a notch or two. Besides, I think some of their donations are based on considerations of their membership totals. I don’t want to contribute to that anymore.

    Here’s some lyrics to a Donna Summer song from 2008 called “Stamp Your Feet”. I hope that what many Americans do as they disassociate with the Demoncrat party, and may that sound reverberate throughout the Demoncrat party establishment.

    I’ve been round
    So many times before
    Broke my back
    Been split open so oft
    Tried to make it
    To the finish line
    Been knocked down
    Get up
    Every single time
    They’re up
    In your face
    They don’t think
    You belong
    Man, you got it
    You got it goin’ on
    What breaks the weak
    Just makes you strong
    You got game
    Baby bring it on
    Bring it on

    [Chorus:]
    (And) I said
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    Make the biggest sound
    You ain’t goin’
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    You ain’t going
    You ain’t goin’ down
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    Make the biggest sound
    You ain’t goin’
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    You ain’t goin’
    You ain’t goin’ down

    Rain comes
    In every player’s life
    Gotta stay in the game
    Not on the sidelines
    Gotta throw down
    You gotta stand and fight
    Keep your eye on the prize
    Don’t get caught up
    In strife
    Go, go for the shot boy
    Make that play just right
    Braggin’ about your swag
    Won’t get you
    Through the night

    [Chorus:]
    (And) I said
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    Make the biggest sound
    You ain’t goin’
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    You ain’t going
    You ain’t goin’ down
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    Make the biggest sound
    You ain’t goin’
    Stamp your feet
    On the ground
    Make it really loud
    You ain’t goin’
    You ain’t goin’ down

  26. Sorry about typos… Using iPhone, and I see the missing verbs, and incorrect grammar usage, incorrect automatic iPhone corrections,
    etc. I write better than that, but this mini screen makes it difficult to
    proofread, and the keys are soooo close together. Just now, the iPhone wanted to automatically change the word proofread to proofreader. If I type fast enough, I don’t notice the so called corrections that it’s making for me. 🙂

  27. You know, the Democrates have truely done more for PRO CHOICE then the Republicans did when they had the Presidency and a majority in congress. Yes, they convinced me during the last two election to tell people we would lose PRO CHOICE

  28. The pitch line from Patrick Kennedy.
    It’s ALL about Daddy-

    Rep. Kennedy calls bill testimonial to late father

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Patrick Kennedy said his late father, Sen. Edward Kennedy, would have been very proud to see the culmination of his dream of virtual universal health care for the country.

    Interviewed Monday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,“ Kennedy said his father “always believed that our country was about expanding opportunity for more and more Americans. … As he said, this is the unfinished business of America.“

    The Rhode Island Democrat, who has said he will not run for re-election, called the bill which passed the House Sunday a “consumer protection” measure that will help middle-class Americans who are too well off to qualify for Medicaid, too young to get into Medicare and not rich enough to buy any coverage they prefer.

  29. It should read:

    The Democrates have truely done more for PRO LIFE then the Republicans did when they had the Presidency and a majority in congress. Yet, they convinced me during the last two election to tell people we would lose PRO CHOICE, when in actuality, they lost PROC CHOICE YESTERDAY under a Democractic majority.

  30. Yup, this was the hidden Betrayal (but got included) in the HCR Bill. Sets female human rights back 37 yrs.. if it sticks. Third World, here we come! Pricks getting nervous, women gaining TOO much power in the World.
    __________

    “Pro-choice” or “Pro-life”, “abortion rights” or “anti-abortion” we were all betrayed. It’s not about Stupak and his dead career. We were all betrayed – whatever side of the divide.

    March is National Women’s History Month. Barack Obama and his Dimocrats celebrated last night by writing a new chapter, of forced feeling, into history.

    Women’s History Month has had a new chapter written too. The new chapter is called “Betrayal”.

  31. It’s not just the abortion rights bill. It’s that it legitimizes discrimination against women. Insurance companies can charge us more for our healthcare, just because we’re female. What’s happening with abortion is bad but is only one facet of how horrendous this bill is for women.

    And the two step between the two parties here – oh my god. The Republicans have gotten the tea party activists in an uproar over “government run” healthcare and this bill is as far from government run healthcare as it gets. So the Democrats really thing that once you understand that government is not running healthcare, that you’ll be happy with the bill. Anyone telling you that this is a government run healthcare is lying to you and you need to question everything else they say. But now, what we will have is a battle between the parties to best preserve the profit margins of the private health insurance industry. This bill is about making more money for already wealthy companies.

    so, Move On sent out one of their letters that a friend of mine felt compelled to forward my way. Here is their list of advantages to the bill:

    0 THINGS EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM
    1. Once reform is fully implemented, over 95% of Americans will have health insurance coverage, including 32 million who are currently uninsured.2
    2. Health insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny people coverage because of preexisting conditions—or to drop coverage when people become sick.3
    3. Just like members of Congress, individuals and small businesses who can’t afford to purchase insurance on their own will be able to pool together and choose from a variety of competing plans with lower premiums.4
    4. Reform will cut the federal budget deficit by $138 billion over the next ten years, and a whopping $1.2 trillion in the following ten years.5
    5. Health care will be more affordable for families and small businesses thanks to new tax credits, subsidies, and other assistance—paid for largely by taxing insurance companies, drug companies, and the very wealthiest Americans.6
    6. Seniors on Medicare will pay less for their prescription drugs because the legislation closes the “donut hole” gap in existing coverage.7
    7. By reducing health care costs for employers, reform will create or save more than 2.5 million jobs over the next decade.8
    8. Medicaid will be expanded to offer health insurance coverage to an additional 16 million low-income people.9
    9. Instead of losing coverage after they leave home or graduate from college, young adults will be able to remain on their families’ insurance plans until age 26.10
    10. Community health centers would receive an additional $11 billion, doubling the number of patients who can be treated regardless of their insurance or ability to pay.

    All that may we be true, but this is how it sounds to me:

  32. Major Garrett just announced that Hillary gave Obama a great big hug when she saw him this morning congratulating him on his victory….of coarse there were no pictures of it…it wouldn’t be the first time Fox twisted the truth about Hillary.

  33. the Obama democratic party reminds me of a bunch of drunks (with power) that have been on a tear…and now it’s the day after and many of them are hung over and left wondering “What have I done?”

    ..any literature or political stuff I get from dems I am going to respond simply that I will not be voting for any Obama democrats in any of the upcoming elections…none!

    …they need to hear from all of us and understand that our divide and departure starts with anyone that supports Obama…

    …this party continues to ignore the will of the people…we might have thought (not really) it was a fluke when they denied our votes in Florida and Michigan…but it is far, far worse…I feel like 219 democratic votes pulled off a coup in our country and the race is on to take us backward and under full control…the IRS will be watching your every move…

  34. basement angel
    March 22nd, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    ************************

    I don’t understand why anyone would be stunned by any action of what has become our government. I would be stunned if they listened to the people they were elected to serve.

  35. Question: why would Stupak raise this issue, go on television to promote his position, lie to everyone that there was no deal and then cave?

    Anyone who believes this unenforceable executive order and airport project was the quid pro quo for is reversal is naive. These were merely a fig leaf.

    They found something in his past and threatened him with disclosure. Something which his Dutch Reform constituents would never forgive him for. In other words they took a baseball bat and broke his knees–Chicago style.

    He will be drummed out of office for this vote, and may find it hard to move back into the community where he once lived. But that is the price he paid for betraying the American People.

  36. It’s almost as if someone were trying to destroy the country or something!!!
    ********************* from Ace

    And So It Begins: Bond Market Weighs In On Unsustainable Debt Levels
    —DrewM.
    But we are going to save sooooo much money that unicorns will be free! Who wouldn’t lend us money based on that business plan?

    The bond market is saying that it’s safer to lend to Warren Buffett than Barack Obama.
    Two-year notes sold by the billionaire’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in February yield 3.5 basis points less than Treasuries of similar maturity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Procter & Gamble Co., Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s Cos. debt also traded at lower yields in recent weeks, a situation former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. chief fixed-income strategist Jack Malvey calls an “exceedingly rare” event in the history of the bond market.

    …“It’s a slap upside the head of the government,” said Mitchell Stapley, the chief fixed-income officer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Fifth Third Asset Management, which oversees $22 billion. “It could be the moment where hopefully you realize that risk is beginning to creep into your credit profile and the costs associated with that can be pretty scary.”

    Much more at the link.

    The bottom line is bond traders don’t give a rat’s ass about Hope, Change and Yes We Can! They are looking at the numbers and the US simply is borrowing way beyond its means. That’s going to make debt less attractive to investors and as we run up more debt to pay for this crap, it will cost us more to entice buyers, that in turn runs up our debt and we’re in a vicious cycle.

    Oh and we will be running up a lot more debt. We all know the CBO numbers are fantasy but if you take a look at how wrong financial projections have been for previous social programs, you see just how screwed we are.

    It’s almost as if someone were trying to destroy the country or something.

    ObamaCare delenda est!

  37. Major Garrett just announced that Hillary gave Obama a great big hug when she saw him this morning congratulating him on his victory….of coarse there were no pictures of it…it wouldn’t be the first time Fox twisted the truth about Hillary.
    ————————
    If that is true, then I do not know Hillary anymore.

  38. wbboei
    March 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    *****************

    I find it hard that he was out drinking with them if they found something on him. I think they made him an off shore account he couldn’t refuse….

  39. Stupak Did Not Cave, Because In Order To Cave You Have To Have Principles In The First Place
    —LauraW.

  40. basement angel
    March 22nd, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    It’s not just the abortion rights bill. It’s that it legitimizes discrimination against women. Insurance companies can charge us more for our healthcare, just because we’re female. What’s happening with abortion is bad but is only one facet of how horrendous this bill is for women.

    And the two step between the two parties here – oh my god. The Republicans have gotten the tea party activists in an uproar over “government run” healthcare and this bill is as far from government run healthcare as it gets. So the Democrats really thing that once you understand that government is not running healthcare, that you’ll be happy with the bill. Anyone telling you that this is a government run healthcare is lying to you and you need to question everything else they say. But now, what we will have is a battle between the parties to best preserve the profit margins of the private health insurance industry. This bill is about making more money for already wealthy companies.

    ———————————————————-

    This is the absolute truth. There is no difference between the parties. It is a race between them for getting funding from the special interests. Next season, the Republicans may be on the receiving end.

  41. I am afraid this is how I have felt all along
    ********************

    March 22, 2010
    Where Were You When the Republic Died?

    By Matt Patterson

    In November 2008, Americans elected a socialist as their president. In March 2010, they woke up stunned to find themselves living in a socialist country.

    Health insurers — once private companies — are now organs of the federal government. Every citizen is a ward of the state, which can now compel you to have insurance, punish you if you don’t; determine if your insurance is acceptable, punish you if it isn’t. Thousands of new federal bureaucrats will soon spill from the D.C. Beltway and flood the country, scrutinizing our finances to verify compliance with this new law.

    A government that grants itself this kind of power over us can conceivably do anything to us. For our own good, of course. Such a country is in no meaningful sense “free.”

    And this is only the beginning. Liberals are salivating in contemplation of all the fanciful window trimmings that can in the future be hung from this legislative framework. Public option will soon appear as prelude to single payer, as was the intent all along. Soon, Americans won’t even have the illusion of a choice — the government will move from subsidizer to provider, and it will be the only game in town.

    So what’s next? Some look to the states as possible saviors. Please. The states long ago surrendered their sovereignty, and they are now junkies on federal monies, which they need for schools, roads, Medicaid, and much else. If the citizens are now wards of the federal government, then the states long since preceded them in that sorry servitude.

    The individual? What are we going to do, not pay the taxes to support this beast? Oh, they’ll take that from you before you ever get your check; we gave them that power to them long ago, remember. March on Washington, en masse? Lot of good that’s done thus far.

    The Republicans? Assuming the GOP can take back both houses of Congress and the White House in the next couple of elections (by no means a sure thing), can you name one gigantic entitlement enacted by liberals that Republicans have successfully repealed? Or even made serious effort to repeal? Ever? Anyone?

    The Courts? Sure, maybe Obamacare will work its way through the courts, and maybe the Supreme Court will finally take up the case (there is no guarantee of that, remember), and maybe the Court will not have tilted left by then, and maybe the Justices will declare it unconstitutional. Then what? Who will enforce this decision? Obamacare is already unconstitutional on its face, and yet it is the law of the land. Do you think the Democrats will say, “Oh, all-right, never mind,” and cheerfully strike it from the books after their successful five-decades-long crusade?

    And even if a court challenge is eventually successful, how much of the bureaucracy will by then already be in place, how many of the thousands of new regulations already in effect, how much of the billions in new taxes and fines collected, how many jobs killed, how many middle class families addicted to the entitlement?

    There’s a reason why Democrats were desperate to ram this through at any cost — once enacted, such things are all but perpetual. Former freedom-loving peoples begin to tell themselves that it’s really not so bad. Sure, government is forcing you to eat state-approved gruel, but hey, at least they hold the spoon, and they even pour a little sugar on top when you’re good.

    The worst part of watching the proceedings unfold on Sunday was the endless stream of commentators and pundits calmly discussing this bill as if it were just one more piece of bad legislation that we will have to live under. In fact, what has transpired is nothing less than an overthrow of the old Constitutional order.

    In 1776, the American Republic boldly announced its birth with the Declaration of Independence. In 2010, it quietly expired with a declaration of dependence — on government, on entitlement, and on the Democratic party.

    Matt Patterson is a National Review Institute Washington Fellow and the author of Union of Hearts: The Abraham Lincoln & Ann Rutledge Story.

  42. The head of the Congressional Budget Office had a piece in the WSJ today entitled Fantasy In–Fantasy Out. He is doing a CYA for his budget miscalculations and blaming it on the phony assumptions he was given. Meanwhile Moody’s is looking at downgrading the bond status of the United States which will cause a run on the dollar. The estimated time period is roughly six to eight months. This health care deform plus the Obama budget will bankrupt the country. He is not huggable.

    Congressional democrats who are not on hopium have told Pelosi that this is the last thing they do for Obama. Many of them know they face defeat and humiliation in the months ahead. The know they betrayed the people. Even though they are dead men walking they hope to salvage some piece of their self respect. Stupak is the exception. They own him lock stock and barrel.

    The United States has a unique culture. It is based on the idea of representative government–which implies that the leaders listen to the will of the people. The people have spoken. They do not want this health care bill, and they elected Scott Brown in the bluest of blue states to send that message. Instead of heeding that message–as Bill Clinton did, he defied them. And he engaged in rampant extortion and bribery–with the people’s money. In essence, Obama has jumped the shark. So as he and his media whores celebrate, I say sic transit gloria mundi–all glory is fleeting.

    When the perfect storm of fiscal irresponsiblility, foreign affairs blunders, and defiance of voters closed in on his head, Mr Obama will become defiant and angry. This will end badly.

  43. I was told today that the cheating which will be done by Obama people in the next election will be worth 5 points. Therefore, we have to win by 6 points or more. Meanwhile those caught cheating may suffer the same fate as horse thieves.

  44. wbboei
    March 22nd, 2010 at 8:00 pm:

    That’s all? Sheesh, I figured the stimulus would add at least that. DOJ will “Fix” ACORN and add a few more. (At least the voter rolls will be stuffed in states where the Sec of State is a Dem).

    Man, I hope we can all kick out the bums.

  45. Diane Sawyer called her the most powerful woman in the last 100 yrs and she accepted not personally, but for all woman. Pelosi betrayed a woman to get a man in office and betrayed women to get a bill passed for her history, not that of women.
    I just can’t see Hillary and particularly Bill being very happy today…if she did hug him, it was fake.

  46. I’m imagining a cartoon. A scultor studio, an elephant labeled “2011 GOP legislators” holding a chisel to a big ugly statue, saying “I’m chipping away everything that doesn’t look like a Health Care bill.”

  47. Admin
    If Hillary runs for President again, in 2012 or 2016, could she change this terrible HC bill to her Universal Heath Care? (Piece by piece if she had the Dem congress on her side?) I know, I am hoping the impossible dream.

  48. #
    NewMexicoFan
    March 22nd, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Acorn is closing it doors.
    ___________________________________________

    DO NOT BE FOOLED … THIS IS A HOODWINK!!

    THEY ARE CLOSING THE “ACORN” DOORS BUT WHEN ONE DOOR SHUTS ANOTHER OPENS!!!!!

    they will resurface in the cover of darkness by another name…… BET ON IT!

  49. Our country and government is in a shambles, I can barely come here and read about it. I just been playing farmville on facebook and wait for the end of our country…so depressing.

    ITS HORRIBLE TO READ THAT PELOSI IS THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN AMERICA WHEN HILLARY IS THE ONE THAT SHOULD HAVE THAT HONOR! ITS JUST SICK, SICK, SICK!

  50. ShadowFax as long as were dreaming, lets dream that these two wins for Pelosi and Obama is their going away gifts and this will herald in Hillary!!

  51. On Hillary hugging Obama about the health care vote: Doesn’t she have to be seen as a “team player” if she hopes to maintain a position in the Democratic party for any future political plans? Particularly since the Kool-Aid is still flowing amongst her colleagues? I think Admin is right on her statement today on the health care bill. It doesn’t really say anything. It’s not a rah rah endorsement of the plan itself but it’s positive enough around the edges in regards to Obama that the White House won’t get suspicious that it’s some kind of slam.

    This article from the New York Times a few days ago says Hillary did some calling on behalf of the health care bill last fall so she may have done some calling this weekend as well. If Obama asked her to do that it would have made the White House distrustful if she said no. Overall she seems to have made a concerted effort not to make comments about the health care plan publicly which I think says a lot about how she really feels.

    h t t p://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/us/politics/19policy.html?pagewanted=1

  52. I keep seeing this advertisement of National Water Week???WTF, we just got rid of global warming, what are we now going to do scare everyone about water?? Is water the new global warming issue?? We do know Bush owns a ranch in Paraquay that is sitting on top of the largest aquafier in the world…first oil then water, those Bush’s know where the treasure is hidden, don’t they??

  53. Tell me I just didn’t just hear Hannity tell Bill Clinton “good job”. It was about that statement about Al Gore’s global warming at the gridiron dinner.

  54. I think that statement Bill made about Gore and global warming says alot..surely Al is a little touchy about global warming these days…

  55. confloyd

    ShadowFax as long as were dreaming, lets dream that these two wins for Pelosi and Obama is their going away gifts and this will herald in Hillary!!

    ——–
    I agree, confloyd.
    If Hillary doesn’t run for President in the future, I have no dream.
    False hope is better than no hope at all. 🙂

  56. Shadowfax, your question deserves a longer response, but here is the response in brief.

    First of all, there is no health care reform. This is so- health insurance “reform” (really bailout) – that is what the White House is calling it too. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/21/one-more-step-towards-health-insurance-reform

    Second, the Republicans are going to run on repeal in 2010. But let’s realize that the Republicans will have a ploy. While they will claim in 2010 that they are for “repeal” they will say they do not have enough votes to do a complete repeal. This will be the set up by Republicans to ask for yet more congressional victories in 2012 (our update discusses why 2012 will be a tough election for Dims) as well as the White House.

    In 2010 as part of their repeal campaign Republicans will promise to gut the heart of the health insurance law (mandates) but keep in place some popular provisions.

    As we wrote in an earlier article on a potential Hillary platform in 2012, the economy will be the big issue. Hillary has credibility on the fiscal responsibility issue. The Republicans will also run on that issue and after 4 years of Obama their irresponsibility during the Bush years will likely be largely forgotten.

    At that point Hillary could do what was done after the failure to pass genuine health care reform in the 90s – incremental steps such as S-CHIP. Republicans in 2012 will run as a fiscally responsible party(!) and they will again promise to repeal unpopular aspects of health insurance “reform” and Hillary will do the same.

    In 2012 “it’s the economy, stupid” once again. Health reform will mostly focus in 2012 on the finances and the cost curve of real reform (which is another article we wrote 2 weeks ago that we have yet to publish – a follow-up to a 2007 article on the most important thing Hillary said about healthcare).

  57. Confloyd, read the last paragraph of the article – it’s the important one. The Chamber will not fight for repeal with ads, etc. The Chamber will simply get money to elect Republicans. It’s the smart strategy – they get to spend their money on what matters – elections rather than ad campaigns. Further, by avoiding ad campaigns the Chamber does not create a problem for Republicans they support.

  58. Admin
    Thanks for your feedback. I agree, the economy is the big issue, has been and will continue to be most important for voters until folks are all back to work.
    Since this O’bill props up BigPharma and the insurance companies, how could someone like Hillary convert it to single payer, Universal Health Care, or could she?
    I also wonder if Hillary’s having real principles is why Nasty, the DNC and all the thugs gave the primary to the puppet, the tool, the person that is the best liar and flim-flam man, they could do their back room scams while he played bball. Hillary wouldn’t have let them get away with these dirty deals, and maybe Nasty thought it was the easiest way to get BigPharma/Insurance false health care.

  59. Favor ability rating announced by Greta:

    11% for Nasty
    8% for Reid

    They both suck and everyone knows it.

  60. Confloyd, we didn’t get rid of climate change, and water is a scarce resource. Just like oil, there are actual parts of the world at war over water rights.

  61. mj
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    Confloyd, we didn’t get rid of climate change, and water is a scarce resource. Just like oil, there are actual parts of the world at war over water rights.
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    We have water wars in CA, so much so, that a congressman was able to get a deal for increased water for the Central Valley. He flipped his vote or undecided status from “no” to “yes.”

  62. I know bridgal. LOL, no offense but san diego has been getting away with a lot of bs for several decades. It should be a desert you know! 🙂

  63. Birdgal, a famous waterwar:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown_%28film%29
    The story, set in Los Angeles in 1937, was inspired by the historical disputes over land and water rights that had raged in southern California during the 1910s and 20s, in which William Mulholland acted on behalf of Los Angeles interests to secure water rights in the Owens Valley.

  64. There is something unsavory about using the money of the American People to bribe the representatives of the American People to pass legislation which is not in the interests of the American People. In mathematical lingo it is corruption to the third power.

  65. wbboei
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    LBJ was the king of this, though it was more a threat than a bribe, ie don’t vote with me and every cong. district is getting a piece of this pie but you, except with LBJ it was in the interest of the people.

  66. On September 20, 2007 we began to write about how Obama was out to destroy Social Security. http://www.hillaryis44.org/2007/09/20/barack-obamas-social-insecurity/

    The New York Times today begins to catch up:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/us/politics/23fiscal.html?hp

    Central to the health care changes are hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions in Medicare spending over time and expansions of Medicaid. As some administration officials acknowledge, that effectively takes those fast-growing entitlement programs off the table for deficit reduction just as Mr. Obama’s bipartisan commission to reduce the mounting national debt gets to work.

    That leaves Social Security, the other big entitlement benefits program and one that Mr. Obama has suggested in the past that he is willing to tackle. While its looming problems are not of the scale of those afflicting Medicare, it now stands as the likeliest source of the sort of large savings needed to bring projected annual deficits to sustainable levels, many budget analysts agree.

  67. admin
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:43 pm

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    For some reason my computer isn’t showing the video, but the Owen’s Valley water wars are legendary. I’ll have to watch Chinatown again. It has been so many years, since I have seen it.

  68. admin
    March 23rd, 2010 at 12:17 am
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    Boy, if they start attacking Social Security, there will really be unrest and severe anger. The health insurance reform debacle will seem tame. This is what worries me about voting in more Republicans, since historically they have been more into privatizing Social Security, Medi-Caid, and Medicare. I don’t trust any of them to do right by the American people.

  69. That leaves Social Security, the other big entitlement benefits program and one that Mr. Obama has suggested in the past that he is willing to tackle. While its looming problems are not of the scale of those afflicting Medicare, it now stands as the likeliest source of the sort of large savings needed to bring projected annual deficits to sustainable levels, many budget analysts agree.
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    I suspect what they will do is red circle current social security recipients and those within two years of retirement, and pay the rest of us the cash equivalent of what will be set aside for us based on contributions which have been paid in by our employers over the past ten or twenty years. The one thing Obama will not do is cut the bonuses of his Wall Street cronies. If you combine that with the significant erosion of the dollar millions will be homeless. I have a mother who is 84 years old and she has various problems from strokes (and tias), to severe osteoporosis, to digestive issues, to a pacemaker etc. One of my jobs is to take her to the doctors, grocery shopping and all that. Millions of people today are in the same boat. So when Obama robs pensioners to finance elite educations for his young supporters they feel the effects. Many of them are too old and infirm to put up much of a fight, and it is characteristic of Obama to pick on the weak–as long as they are white people. My mother is a lifelong Roosevelt Democrat–and I mean she voted for Truman, Adlai Stevenson, Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton each time right down the line. However, she voted for McCain in the last election because she did not believe Obama is a Democrat. Simply put, this bill will wreck the country.

  70. I am told that Crack Pot News Network (CNN) who never let a little thing like the truth stand in the way of worshiping Obama is saying that half the country wants this plan and half does not. That is lie #1. Two thirds of the country opposes this bill. They dispute the fact that half the AMA members oppose this bill, and put some shill on to attack that figure. The only problem is nobody has ever heard of him. That is lie #2. And, finally, the public approval rating went down every time Obama made a speech, but CNN is giving him unearned credit for its passage with no Republican votes. In fact, it was the bribes and threats made to his own party members that cause it to pass–it had nothing to do with Obama’s leadership or lack thereof. And that ladies and gentlemen is lie #3. In sum, CNN aka Crack Pot News Network is not a news network–it is a propaganda machine for Time Warner. And Time Magazine, as you may have noted, tells the same lies to those foolish enough to read their crap.

  71. I went looking for federal budget info and found Google’s first screens full of what looks like preparation for attacks on Social Security. For example, this from AARP!

    http://bulletin.aarp.org/states/me/2010/8/articles/editorial_national_debt_is_all_about_old_and_poor.html

    It’s darn hard to find clear information.

    One problem — none of the sources seem to recognize that Soc Sec is self-funding. It depends on money that the retirees have paid in over years. So it’s not really fair to say ‘our taxes’ are paying it.

    Even if we look at the fact SS current cash flow is slightly negative, still there has been a big reserve fund from years when there were more workers than retirees. (The problem is that Congress kept borrowing from this fund, and now SS needs it paid back.)

    But none of this is presented clearly! SS tax money is lumped with all other taxes.

    Scary.

  72. I went looking for federal budget info and found Google’s first screens full of what looks like preparation for attacks on Social Security. For example, this from AARP!

    http://bulletin.aarp.org/states/me/2010/8/articles/editorial_national_debt_is_all_about_old_and_poor.html

    It’s darn hard to find clear information.

    One problem — none of the sources seem to recognize that Soc Sec is self-funding. It depends on money that the retirees have paid in over years. So it’s not really fair to say ‘our taxes’ are paying it.

    Even if we look at the fact SS current cash flow is slightly negative, still there has been a big reserve fund from years when there were more workers than retirees. (The problem is that Congress kept borrowing from this fund, and now SS needs it paid back.)

    But none of this is presented clearly! SS tax money is lumped with all other taxes.

    Scary.

  73. I had a discussion today with someone who believes the 219 traitors who sold their country down the river to ingratiate themselves to Obama will now have a moment of clarity on what they have done. She takes heart in the fact that some of them have told FOX that they told their leader who has a commanding 11% approval rating (I guess that is one glass ceiling she did shatter–its the lowest I have seen in the House) that they do one more for the Gipper #2 Obama–that they are used up. I told her I did not believe it. Have you ever known a traitor to stop? The only way they stop is when they get busted.

  74. I assume that AARP who loves Obama and betrays their constituents will have no problem if he terminates social security. After all they are nothing more than an insurance company. In that sense they are no different than NARL and NOW who betrayed their core principles on the erroneous assumption that Obama would give them a seat at the bargaining table. What they failed to realize is those seats are occupied by Chicago thugs and loons like van Jones. How could the American People be stupid enough to fall for this clown. It is like the German expression–too soon old. Too late schmart.

  75. Hillary was the one who was determined to protect social security and I am sure she would have done it. After all, it is a Democratic idea from the beginning. But Obama is a Reaganite and believes his own hype that he is back on track and is now invincible. Bill’s comment about the Repubicans being pygmanys sums up Obama’s feelings as well. So he will move to eliminate it His dims will march behind him in lock step under the banner of necessity. Strange as it ma sound, I believe the Republican Party may oppose him on this issue. But I have no reason to say that other than gut instinct. I realize it flies in the face of history but stock market crashes and an urgent desire to retake power may impel such action.

  76. However, she voted for McCain in the last election because she did not believe Obama is a Democrat. Simply put, this bill will wreck the country.

    ================================================

    Oh really, does that mean she believes he is a republican or what???
    I never thought he was a democrat either. I have always thought he was a republican under cover and not a far leftie. He used the lefties

    What I feel worse about is Kucinach, wth happened to him, how did they get to him, he IS a leftie and was a holdout. So what happened to him???

  77. This is what I got up to say anyway.

    I thought it unusual that the fraud was picking Iowa again to begin his healthscare scam to. Isn’t it possible that he is beginning his campaign for re-election with this healthcare scam in Iowa. He always thinks he can win by winning Iowa so he is starting early?? What do you all think??

    I always knew he was the “ONE” to sell us down the river as far as SS and Medicare.

  78. Confloyd at 1:49 AM:
    You’re not going to believe K’s explanation. According to an interview with him today (on one of the Fox shows), he said that the fraud told him that single payer was impossible since it could only get 45 votes in the Senate. The fraud told K that, in exchange for his vote, the fraud promised to work with K down the road to “address his (K’s) concerns”; however, and I QUOTE “nothing specific.” He said all this with a straight face but rather sheepishly. A real man of principle; the fraud has proven to be so trustworthy on these things.

  79. The Washington Post has a twisted set of values. If some idiot spits on a legislator that is a breach of decorum, a misdemeanor and arguably a matter for the Capital Hill Police to deal with. But if an idiot legislator votes for a health care bill which withholds medical treatment from elderly Americans who need it, so they can provide health care to 25 million who are in this country illegally who is the real villain?

    To the dimocrats and media whore who are in a state of euphoria now and cannot see the blood bath which is coming in November, the English poet Robert Herrick said it best:

    Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying;
    And this same flower that smiles today,
    Tomorrow will be dying.

  80. I was doing a double take on that video of Bart Simpson Stupak. He looks like Harry Smith with a ten story toupee. He is right out of the the Copacabana disco scene. All we need is Barry Manilow to set it all to music.

  81. I am a big proponent of lying to pollsters. Then when the election proves them wrong they lose credibility. If that principle were universalized just think we could put those phony manipulative bastards out of business. And wouldn’t that be a shame.

  82. As far as pollsters are concerned, wouldn’t it be more fun to answer half of the questions truthfully, and the others falsely? In that way, their poll results would be so unbelievable because they would be so contradictory and all over the place.

  83. Obama must be some kind of con artist and with Axelrod,inc. to support the ones he can’t turn, he is a force to be reckoned with, I guess, but that leaves the country in the hands of a con artist mafioso without any true set of morals.

  84. Hmmm.
    Is this a ‘fold’ or a rename?
    ACORN Folds
    Ben Smith
    snip ACORN was always a very decentralized group, with a great deal of its activity and power concentrated in local chapters from New York to Arkansas — the strongest of which will survive. The collapse of the national group, though, reflects the impact of a conservative assault that never prompted any prosecutions.
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0310/Acorn_folds.html?showall

  85. I believe the local NY chapter of Acorn has already emerged under a new name….in the news this week.

  86. On The Road Again.Eat your cheatin heart out Nancy and by the way it is time to get a date with your Taxidermist for repairs.
    Hillary 65 percent world popularity.

    Nancy 7 per cent bottom of the barrel.

    ——————————————————

    AM Secretary Clinton departs for Foreign Travel in Mexico City, Mexico.

    11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton delivers Opening Remarks at High Level Consultation Group Meeting

    11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a High Level Consultation Group Discussion on Dismantling the Drug Trafficking Organizations

    12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a High Level Consultation Group Discussion on the Institutionalization of the Rule of Law
    12:40 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a High Level Consultation Group Discussion on the Development of a 21st Century Border

    1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a High Level Consultation Group Discussion on Building Strong and Resilient Communities, in Mexico City.

    2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a Joint Press Availability with Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa Cantellano

    5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa

    PM Secretary Clinton returns from Foreign Travel.

  87. health care bill repub bill of 90’s
    Interestingly this disgusting socialist health care reform bill was what the Republicans proposed as an alternative to the Clinton health plan in the 90’s. there are a few differences but not many, so it is mostly a republican plan. However the republican party of the 90’s were not the radical ones we see today. don’t believe it…check out

    http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Graphics/2010/022310-Bill- comparison.aspx

  88. If HRC had won in 2008, I wonder if Poopsie would have retained her job. I don’t see how HRC could have worked with her. But then HRC is known to work with her husband accusers. When they interview the women in the Senate so many years ago now, I remember them asking about if HRC ran for President. I really did not see any support there.

    Again, another instance in which women will work for an incompetent man, but not for a competent women.

  89. Found this @ BP too…wonder the price the Benedict Arnold’s will pay for disgracing our country and the memory of the sacrifices of the Founding Fathers?
    *****************************

    The Price They Paid, by Garry Hildreth

    The Price They Paid, by Garry Hildreth of Erie, Pennsylvania is a short treatise covering the fate of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, especially those to whom the phrase “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor” had a definite meaning.

    Have you ever wondered what happened to those men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

    Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or the hardships of the Revolutionary War.

    What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners, men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

    They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
    Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

    Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

    Vandals or soldiers or both, looted the properties of Ellery, Clymer, Hall, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Rutledge, and Middleton.
    At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis, had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. The owner quietly urged General George Washington to open fire, which was done. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

    Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

    John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home after the war to find his wife dead, his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
    Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
    Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. There were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

    They gave you and I a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot of what happened in the revolutionary war. We didn’t just fight the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!
    Perhaps you can now see why our founding fathers had a hatred for standing armies, and allowed through the second amendment for everyone to be armed.

  90. holdthemaccountable
    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Hmmm.
    Is this a ‘fold’ or a rename?

    they are putting on the ILLUSION of closing up
    they will resurface by many names this time around.

    REMEMBER: they have an office in New Orleans that was the same
    address for hundreds of other businesses/organizations.

    Fool me once, shame on you
    Fool me twice, Shame on me

  91. March 22, 2010

    Netanyahu, defiant, stands his ground

    The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is delivering a defiant reply to the White House in a speech to the pro-Israel group AIPAC this evening, responding to American attempts to damp down their harsh words with an insistence on Israel’s right to construct housing in Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu, who apologized for the announcement of new housing in Jerusalem during Joe Biden’s visit ten days ago, does not reprise his apology, according to prepared remarks. Instead, he reminds the White House that the new housing — though a thumb in the eye — did not actually violate any commitment he’d made, as any settlement freeze always excluded Jerusalem.

    “The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel cannot be denied.The connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem cannot be denied,” Netanyahu says. “The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 year ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today.Jerusalem is not a settlement.It is our capital.”

    “Everyone knows that these neighborhoods will be part of Israel in any peace settlement.Therefore, building them in no way precludes the possibility of a two-state solution,” Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu returned in his speech to familiar themes: The historic assaults on the Jewish people, his theoretical desire for Palestinian independence, and the sole fault of Palestinian leaders in preventing it.

    “Peace requires reciprocity .It cannot be a one-way street in which only Israel makes concessions. Israel stands ready to make the compromises necessary for peace. But we expect the Palestinian leaders to compromise as well,” he says.

    Netanyahu concluded with a short tribute to the American-Israeli relationship, mentioning President Obama once twice and thanking him, and Congress, for military cooperation.

    But his speech also included a clear rebuttal to Israelis and American Jews who have pleaded with him to mend his relationship with the White House.

    “The future of the Jewish state can never depend on the goodwill of even the greatest of men. Israel must always reserve the right to defend itself,” Netanyahu says.

    His full prepared remarks are after the jump.

    The following are Prime Minister Netanyahu’s prepared remarks to AIPAC this evening. Please check against delivery.

    Members of the Obama Administration,
    Senators,
    Members of Congress,
    Ambassadors,
    Leaders of AIPAC,
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    As the world faces monumental challenges, I know that Israel and America will face them together.We stand together because we are fired by the same ideals and inspired by the same dream the dream of achieving security, prosperity and peace.This dream seemed impossible to many Jews a century ago.
    This month, my father celebrated his one-hundredth birthday.When he was born, the Czars ruled Russia, the British Empire spanned the globe and the Ottomans ruled the Middle East.During his lifetime, all of these empires collapsed, other powers rose and fell, and the Jewish destiny swung from despair to a new hope the rebirth of the Jewish state.For the first time in two thousand years, a sovereign Jewish people could defend themselves against attack.
    Before that, we were subjected to unremitting savagery: the bloodletting of the Middle Ages, the expulsion of the Jews from England, Spain and Portugal, the wholesale slaughter of the Jews of the Ukraine, the pogroms in Russia, culminating in the greatest evil of all the Holocaust.The founding of Israel did not stop the attacks against the Jews.It merely gave the Jews the power to defend themselves against those attacks.
    My friends,
    I want to tell you about the day when I fully understood the depth of this transformation. It was the day I met Shlomit Vilmosh over forty years ago.I served with her son, Haim, in the same elite unit in the army.During a battle in 1969, Haim was killed by a burst of gunfire.At his funeral, I discovered that Haim was born shortly after his mother and father had been freed from the death camps of Europe.Had he been born two years before, this daring young officer would have been tossed into the ovens like a million other Jewish children. Haims mother Shlomit told me that though she was in great anguish, she was proud.At least, she said, my son fell wearing the uniform of a Jewish soldier defending the Jewish state.
    Time and again the Israeli army was forced to repel attacks of much larger enemies determined to destroy us.Recognizing that we could not be defeated in battle, Egypt and Jordan, embraced the path of peace. Yet there are those who continue the assault against the Jewish state and who openly call for our destruction.They seek to achieve this goal through terrorism, missile attacks and most recently by seeking to develop atomic weapons.
    The ingathering of the Jewish people to Israel has not deterred these fanatics. In fact, it has only whetted their appetite.Irans rulers say Israel is a one bomb country.”The head of Hezbollah says: “If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”
    My friends,
    These are unpleasant facts, but they are the facts.The greatest threat to any living organism or nation is not to recognize danger in time. Seventy-five years ago, the leading powers in the world put their heads in the sand.Untold millions died in the war that followed. Ultimately, two of history’s greatest leaders helped turn the tide.Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill helped save the world. But they were too late to save six million of my own people.

    The future of the Jewish state can never depend on the goodwill of even the greatest of men. Israel must always reserve the right to defend itself.
    Today, an unprecedented threat to humanity looms large.A radical Iranian regime armed with nuclear weapons could bring an end to the era of nuclear peace the world has enjoyed for the last 65 years.Such a regime could provide nuclear weapons to terrorists and might even be tempted to use them itself. Our world would never be the same.Iran’s brazen bid to develop nuclear weapons is first and foremost a threat to Israel, but it is also a grave threat to the region and to the world.Israel expects the international community to act swiftly and decisively to thwart this danger. But we will always reserve the right to defend ourselves.
    We must also defend ourselves against the lies and vilifications.Throughout history, the slanders against the Jewish people always preceded the physical assaults against them and were used to justify them.The Jews were called the well-poisoners of mankind, the fomenters of instability, the source of all evil under the sun.Like the physical assaults, these libelous attacks against the Jewish people did not end with the creation of Israel.For a time after World War Two, overt anti-Semitism was held in check by the shame and shock of the Holocaust. But only for a time.
    In recent decades the hatred of the Jews has reemerged with increasing force, but with an insidious twist.It is not merely directed at the Jewish people but increasingly at the Jewish state.In its most pernicious form, it argues that if only Israel did not exist, many of the world’s problems would go away.
    My friends,
    Does this mean that Israel is above criticism?Of course not.Israel, like any democracy, hasimperfections but we strive to correct them through open debate and scrutiny. Israel has independent courts, the rule of law, a free press and a vigorous parliamentary debate believe me, its vigorous. I know that members of Congress refer to one another as my distinguished colleague from Wisconsin or the distinguished Senator from California.
    In Israel, members of Knesset don’t speak of their distinguished colleagues from Kiryat Shmona and Beer Sheva.We say well, you don’t want to know what we say. In Israel, self-criticism is a way of life, and we accept that criticism is part of the conduct of international affairs.But Israel should be judged by the same standards applied to all nations, and allegations against Israel must be grounded in fact.
    Here is one allegation that is not. The attempt by many to describe the Jews as foreign colonialists in their own homeland is one of the great lies of modern times.
    In my office, I have on display a signet ring that was loaned to me by Israel’s Department of Antiquities.The ring was found next to the Western wall, but it dates back some 2,800 years ago, two hundred years after Kind David turned Jerusalem into our capital city. The ring is a seal of a Jewish official, and inscribed on it in Hebrew is his name: Netanyahu.His name was Netanyahu Ben-Yoash.My first name, Benjamin, dates back 1,000 years earlier to Benjamin, the son of Jacob.One of Benjamin’s brothers was named Shimon, which also happens to be the first name of my good friend, Shimon Peres, the President of Israel.Nearly 4,000 years ago, Benjamin, Shimon and their ten brothers roamed the hills of Judea.
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel cannot be denied.The connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem cannot be denied.
    The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 year ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today.Jerusalem is not a settlement.It is our capital.
    In Jerusalem, my government has maintained the policies of all Israeli governments since 1967, including those led by Golda Meir, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin.Today, nearly a quarter of a million Jews, almost half the citys Jewish population, live in neighborhoods that are just beyond the 1949 armistice lines.All these neighborhoods are within a five-minute drive from the Knesset.They are an integral and inextricable part of modern Jerusalem.Everyone knows that these neighborhoods will be part of Israel in any peace settlement.Therefore, building them in no way precludes the possibility of a two-state solution.
    Nothing is rarer in the Middle East than tolerance for the beliefs of others.Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem has ensured that the religious sites of all faiths have been protected. While we cherish our homeland, we also recognize that Palestinians live there as well.We dont want to govern them.We dont want to rule them. We want them as neighbors, living in security, dignity and peace.
    Yet Israel is unjustly accused of not wanting peace with the Palestinians.Nothing could be further from the truth.My government has consistently shown its commitment to peace in both word and deed. From day one, we called on the Palestinian Authority to begin peace negotiations without delay. I make that same call today.President Abbas, come and negotiate peace.

    Leaders who truly want peace should be prepared to sit down face-to-face. Of course, the United States can help the parties solve their problems but it cannot solve the problems for the parties.Peace cannot be imposed from the outside. It can only come through direct negotiations in which we develop mutual trust.

    Last year, I spoke of a vision of peace in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state.Just as the Palestinians expect Israel to recognize a Palestinian state, we expect the Palestinians to recognize the Jewish state.In the past year, my government has removed hundreds of roadblocks, barriers and checkpoints in the West Bank. As a result, we have helped spur a fantastic economic boom there. Finally, we announced an unprecedented moratorium on new Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.
    This is what my government has done for peace.What has the Palestinian Authority done for peace? Well, they have placed preconditions on peace talks, waged a relentless international campaign to undermine Israel’s legitimacy, and promoted the notorious Goldstone Report that falsely accuses Israel of war crimes.
    I want to thank President Obama and the United States Congress for their efforts to thwart this libel. The Palestinian Authority has also continued incitement against Israel. Less than two weeks ago, a public square was named after a terrorist who murdered 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.The Palestinian Authority did not prevent it.
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Peace requires reciprocity.It cannot be a one-way street in which only Israel makes concessions. Israel stands ready to make the compromises necessary for peace.But we expect the Palestinian leaders to compromise as well.But one thing I will never compromise is our security.
    If you want to understand Israel’s security predicament, imagine the entire United States compressed to the size of New Jersey. Next, put on New Jersey’s northern border an Iranian terror proxy called Hezbollah which fires 6,000 rockets into that small state. Then imagine that this terror proxy has amassed 60,000 more missiles to fire at you.Now imagine on New Jerseys southern border another Iranian terror proxy called Hamas.It too fires 6,000 rockets into your territory while smuggling ever more lethal weapons into its territory.
    Do you think you would feel a little bit vulnerable?Do you think you would expect some understanding from the international community when you defend yourselves?
    A peace agreement with the Palestinians must include effective security arrangements on the ground.Israel must prevent a repeat in the West Bank of what happened when it withdrew from Lebanon and Gaza. Israels main security problem with Lebanon is not its border with Lebanon. It is Lebanon’s porous border with Syria, through which Iran and Syria smuggle tens of thousands of weapons to Hezbollah.
    Israels main security problem with Gaza is not its border with Gaza.It is along Gaza’s border with Egypt, under which nearly 1,000 tunnels have been dug to smuggle weapons.
    Experience has shown that only an Israeli presence on the ground can prevent weapons smuggling.This is why a peace agreement with the Palestinians must include an Israeli presence on the eastern border of a future Palestinian state.As peace with the Palestinians proves its durability over time, we can review security arrangements. We are prepared to take risks for peace, but we will not be reckless with the lives of our people and the life of the one and only Jewish state.
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    The people of Israel want a future in which our children no longer experience the horrors of war.We want a future in which Israel realizes its full potential as a global center of technology, anchored in its values and living in peace and security with all its neighbors.I envision an Israel that dedicates its creative and scientific energies to help solve some of the great problems of the day, foremost of which is finding a clean and affordable substitute for gasoline.If we can help find an alternative to gasoline, we will stop transferring hundreds of billions of dollars a year to radical regimes that support terror worldwide.
    I am confident that in pursuing these goals, we have the enduring friendship of the United States of America, the greatest nation on earth.The American people have always shown their courage, their generosity and their decency.Time and again, America has stood by Israel’s side against common enemies.From one President to the next, from one Congress to the next, America’s commitment to Israel’s security has been unwavering.
    In the last year, President Obama and the U.S. Congress have given meaning to that commitment by providing Israel with military assistance, by enabling joint military exercises and by working on joint missile defense. So too, Israel has been a staunch and steadfast ally of the United States.As Vice President Biden said, America has no better friend in the community of nations than Israel.
    For decades, Israel served as a bulwark against Soviet expansionism.Today it is helping America stem the tide of militant Islam. Israel shares with America everything we know about fighting a new kind of enemy.We share intelligence and we cooperate in countless other ways that I am not at liberty to divulge.This cooperation saves American lives.
    Our soldiers and your soldiers fight against fanatic enemies that loathe our common values.In the eyes of these fanatics, we are you and you are us.To them, the only difference is that you are big and we are small, you are the Great Satan and we are the Little Satan. This fanaticisms hatred of Western civilization predates Israels establishment by over one thousand years.Militant Islam does not hate the West because of Israel.It hates Israel because of the West Because it sees Israel as an outpost of freedom that prevents them from overrunning the Middle East.When Israel stands against its enemies, it stands against America’s enemies.
    President Harry Truman, the first world leader to recognize Israel, said:
    I have faith in Israel and believe that it has a glorious future not just as another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.
    My Friends,

    We are gathered here today because we believe in those ideals. And because of those ideals, I am certain that Israel and America will always stand together.
    ***

    Posted by Ben Smith 09:30 PM

  92. ABM90, so Hillary is off to Mexico on the day of the big signing? Good for her. Keep away as much as possible from this mess.

  93. Admin, thank you for posting the videos of Iron Jawed Angels. It seems so appropriate at this point in time. Every woman in the U.S. needs to see this film, so that they might get some appreciation for how difficult it has been for women to achieve what they have today, including the right to vote. Modern day women take a lot for granted and don’t realize how much we have lost with this new health insurance reform.

  94. As far as pollsters are concerned, wouldn’t it be more fun to answer half of the questions truthfully, and the others falsely? In that way, their poll results would be so unbelievable because they would be so contradictory and all over the place.
    ———————-
    Probably right nobama. The elites use polls to control the political process and shape expectations. This is obvious in the case of Zogby among others. They are unscientific and larded with assumptions. If we had a government that listened to the people they might be of some use. But obviously we don’t. It is all just an inside game of money and power. The will of the people is not a factor once they gain office. And that is why the fools who put him in office bear much of the responsibility for what he is doing to tank the country, and if you need further proof that they are fools look at how many of them are as impervious as he is to feedback from reality. This includes the critical mass of the Washington DC press corps.

  95. The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is delivering a defiant reply to the White House in a speech to the pro-Israel group AIPAC this evening, responding to American attempts to damp down their harsh words with an insistence on Israel’s right to construct housing in Jerusalem.
    ————————
    Bibi has figured out what most Americans have not. The Saudi worshiping fraud at Pennsylvania avenue is no friend of Israel or of America. He is a friend to Muslims and global capitalists. Good for Bibi. He may be the leader of a sovereign state, but he represents the American People and for western civilization, whereas Obama and his cronies do not.

  96. As I watched the Democrats getting on the busses to go to see “the signing” I thought of all the times and people Barack Obama has thrown under the bus during the past two years.

    Getting near a bus and BO at the same time could be risky business.

  97. Feet of clay . . .

    John Lewis: Civil Rights Icon . . . And Liar
    (Martha Knight)

    According to the Left-Wing McClatchy Newspaper “reporter” William Douglas in an article on Saturday; Tea Partiers repeatedly screamed the N-word at John Lewis (D-GA) as he crossed over to the Capitol on his way to vote for Obamacare.

    Tea party protesters use racial epithet against Georgia’s John Lewis
    By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers

    Sat Mar 20, 7:21 pm ET

    WASHINGTON — Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol , angry over the proposed health care bill, shouted “nigger” Saturday at U.S. Rep. John Lewis , a Georgia congressman and civil rights icon who was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s.

    Unfortunately for William Douglas, the incident was caught on video, conclusively proving otherwise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SCs6pSE8_I&feature=player_embedded

    Let’s be blunt; John Lewis is a liar. He claimed the N-word was “shouted” over and over at him and yet no camera among the many there has caught anything of the sort. In other words, there is no doubt about it; he was and is lying straight through his teeth. As so is McClatchy’s William Douglas who filed the story, no doubt knowing full-well that it was false.

    This is nothing but Standard Democrat Operating Procedure; shrieking accusations of racism, knowing they would be uncritically echoed by masquerading partisan operatives in the media like William Douglas, is as integral to Democrat politics as funneling taxpayer money to public employee unions for them to kickback into their campaign war chests. There has not been a single competitive election, legislative battle or even debate on the issues in the past four decades that Democrats have parachuted charges of racism and “hate.”

    It is what they use as shorthand for “I disagree”; it’s what they call their kids when they don’t do their homework. How does anyone think it became racist for one to be pro-life, or pro-school vouchers when the vast majority of black parents support school choice?

    Worse is that Republicans everywhere start falling all over themselves to apologize for nothing giving credence to clearly false accusations and end up stripping their arguments of their most salient and effective points to avoid “offending” people who are faking it in the first place.

    The fact that Lewis is a Civil Rights icon doesn’t change the fact that he has since become a party-hack and doesn’t make him any less likely to be a liar. I mean, doesn’t it strike anyone as odd the very fact that the Tea Partiers couldn’t find any other black Democrat to yell racial slurs at except *John Lewis*?

    Note to all (snip) Conservative spokesmen; if you’re on TV or Radio and anyone brings this up, this is the only response; Lewis is lying. Simple, straight and to the point. If anyone even begins to hint that opposition to Obamacare is based on the color of Barack Obama’s skin, loudly and clearly denounce them and call them out-and-out liars without hesitation or apology.

    Give no quarter. We’re going to have a hard enough time repealing this without having to defend against bogus charges of hate and prejudice by hate-filled and prejudiced people.

  98. Now even Fox is trumpeting Nasty’s getting the bill past….they are also saying the same about Obama! Sick, sick sick.

    Of coarse they sent Hillary away today…I wonder where Bill is??? Nasty does not want to share the stage with Hillary. She was the real problem all along…I bet it was her that went behind Hillary’s back and talked to the super delegates.

  99. Martha’s comments about Lewis are accurate. He is living on past glory and has been reduced to the low status of a party hack. Or maybe he is senile and hearing voices from the past.

    As you can see, these were the same exact tactics they used against Hillary.

    The statement that this is nothing but democrat operating procedure is over broad. Most democrats I know and respect do not operate this way. But with the hard left extremists of the party this is clearly the modus operandi.

    If we are going to win back this country for the American people, then it is important to heed these words, and not get hung up on party label. The elites use party label to divide and conquer.

  100. “[Bibi]… responding to American attempts to damp down their harsh words with an insistence on Israel’s right to construct housing in Jerusalem.”
    _________________

    Obama doesn’t know the difference between building in the capital, Jerusalem and housing settlement.

  101. Of coarse they sent Hillary away today…I wonder where Bill is??? Nasty does not want to share the stage with Hillary. She was the real problem all along…I bet it was her that went behind Hillary’s back and talked to the super delegates.
    —————————
    But it has not moved the numbers. 11% approval is nothing to write home about.

  102. Thanks Gontox-what Bibi says is so plain and simple for anyone to understansd, except for our anti-Israeli President.

  103. wbboei- just what I woke up thinking today, only in english 😉 (Not to mention the fact that this has all been stolen from the start.)

  104. As I watched the Democrats getting on the busses to go to see “the signing” I thought of all the times and people Barack Obama has thrown under the bus during the past two years.
    ————————–
    This reminds me of the video clip of Hitler high up in his mountain retreat called the Wolf’s Lair with his cronies. When he was told that France had fallen he did this little dance. These people remind me of that moment. Meanwhile, I think of seniors who will be cut off by this improvident piece of legislation which this nation cannot afford, and a party that ignores the will of the people. Yes, I think that is the right analogy alright. If this is what we want to do, then let us begin by breaking up these great fortune–like the Kennedy fortune. It is unseemly for a just nation to tolerate small oases of wealth amid deserts of poverty and why should Caroline Kennedy have 60 million dollars when people in America do not have enough to eat. It is a throw back to feudalism that such great estates should continue, when they can be liberated and used for more productive social purposes.

  105. We just don’t know, maybe Hillary wanted to be out of town when signing the healthcare bill.

    I wonder what they gave Kucinach…a place in the cabinet???Nasty must have gotten something??Fox is saying that Nancy got her bill passed and not the stripped down one that Rahm wanted…something is up with that.

  106. wbboei
    March 23rd, 2010 at 1:09 am
    I am told that Crack Pot News Network (CNN) who never let a little thing like the truth stand in the way of worshiping Obama is saying that half the country wants this plan and half does not. That is lie #1.

    [snip]
    . In sum, CNN aka Crack Pot News Network is not a news network–it is a propaganda machine for Time Warner.
    &&&&&

    Aren’t their ratings down in the toilet? Aren’t they losing the ratings war to Sponge Bob Squarepants, among adults!!!?

    That’s what happens when you a faux “objective news source”.

    Bye bye, CNN.

  107. confloyd
    March 23rd, 2010 at 1:49 am

    What I feel worse about is Kucinach, wth happened to him, how did they get to him, he IS a leftie and was a holdout. So what happened to him???
    &&&&&&

    Kucinich’s arm was twisted, and his rationale was that it was important to pass the bill in order to rescue Obama’s presidency from irrelevancy. In other words, he explicitly stated it was to SAVE OBAMA.

  108. holdthemaccountable
    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:50 am
    Hmmm.
    Is this a ‘fold’ or a rename?
    ACORN Folds
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    Now that ACORN is on its deathbed, with its name sullied beyond repair, big money will have to find some other means of back-channeling money to Obama to fatten up his reserves so he can continue to their bidding under the slogan “Change ** WE ** can believe in”. The big question is, “Who is ‘we'”? Soros and other Wall Streeters?

    So ACORN will be replaced by CHESTNUT:
    Communities Helping Establish Socialism To New Urban Territories.

    When you are a grifter going from town to town scamming people with your Elmer’s Paving Inc., and it is eventually in every Post Office and Better Business Bureau, you put a new sign on your truck, Smith’s Paving Co.

    And you get a fake birth certificate.

  109. National Strike April 15-18
    Prepare in advance so that from April 15- 18 you will:
    *not go to work
    *not send your children to school
    *not do any shopping
    *not purchase gasoline
    *not eat out unless you eat at small Mom and Pop establishments
    http://countusout.wordpress.com/

  110. Now even Fox is trumpeting Nasty’s getting the bill past….they are also saying the same about Obama! Sick, sick sick.
    ——————————
    I think we need to stop looking at these events like day traders and start looking at them like strategists. I am no better than anyone else in that respect so I need to take my own advice.

    When FOX gives credit to that pair their motives are different than those of a shill like Dion. Dion is the paradigmatic example of Krauthammer’s observation that it is better to be paralayzed from the neck down than from the neck up. Dion is in a continuing state of rapture and the best thing to do is ignore him if there is no raid can within reach.

    When FOX give Obama and Poopsie the credit for Obama care, then trust me the motive is entirely diffeent.

    It is like a rope a dope in boxing, a feint and maneuver tactic in military strategy, the rule in Queen Caroline’s case in a court of law which requires confronting an adverse witness with their prior inconsistent statement before impeaching them. The goal is to wrap both of them around this toxic bill good and tight–so there is no wiggle room. And then cut their head off metaphorically speaking.

    FOX disappoint me in many ways. But they are smart enough to read the polls. They know Pelosi is a latter day Marie Antoniette and is ripe for beheading in November. Watch and see. She will be the poster child for their attack machine aimed at members of Congress. They will tie her to this bill, the 219 traitors to her and it will be Katie bar the doors. In drama this is what they call the prelude. In a con game it is setting up the rube for a fall.

  111. says a countdown clock to when we will silence Obummer, Reid, Pelousy would be nice by defeating Obummer and Reid and Pelousy being removed from Speaker of the House.

  112. Biden has stepped on his tongue again…saying to Obama….this is a big F*&king deal…the microphones picked it up. I wonder if this is the straw for old Joe. Open mouth…insert foot. Fox is picking up on this…saying Obama now has the wind at his back.

  113. Confloyd, I don’t even watch this stuff, like most Americans. Why torture yourself? It’s just ceremonial.

  114. The credit is misplaced as he did very little…he has both houses and it still took a hell of a lot of back room deals to get the votes. The country is more opposedto it than for it, and only time will tell what the outcome will be. His Presidency may be defined by it, and yes, he made history. Notwithstading same, he has polorized a nation based on class, race, and gender imo. He is no different and perhaps worse than any other politician we have seen. The MSM just seems to get off at creating this transformational figure because to them , a black Prez was the ultimate reward for their liberal upbringing.

  115. NEW HAMPSHIRE: STILL NOT A FAVORITE OF OBAMA’S

    The Union Leader Op-ed calls him a liar.

    They hit on some valid points, yet it doesn’t even include that in diddling with the numbers to make the CBO cough up some nice sounding numbers, they’re going to start hacking away at Medicare.

    unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Obamacare%3a+Another+Washington+scam&articleId=462e9491-c00a-4ed1-9c1e-eb58f8148427

    Obamacare: Another Washington scam
    =================================

    In New Hampshire in October of 2007, candidate Barack Obama said, “We’re not going to pass universal health care with a 50-plus-one strategy.” On Sunday, his Democratic Party did exactly that. Like so much else that the President has said about health care reform, that promise was just talk.

    Obama’s reform will not reduce the federal deficit. Much of the bill’s taxation begins in 2011, but its biggest spending doesn’t start until 2014. The 10-year score appears to reduce the deficit, but only because of this sleight of hand. Once all the spending kicks in, the spending exceeds the revenue. A portion called the “doc fix” was removed from the bill and is to be passed separately. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that with the “doc fix,” health care reform will add $59 billion to the deficit in the next decade. It’s more if Congress doesn’t reduce Medicare spending.

    The Associated Press reported last week that the bill won’t lower health insurance premiums, as Obama promised. It simply subsidizes them.

    You might not be able to keep your current insurer or doctor, as Obama promised. The bill taxes insurance plans the government deems too generous, discouraging them. And a study reported on the New England Journal of Medicine Web site showed that 46 percent of physicians surveyed said they would be more likely to quit medicine or retire early if the bill passed.

    The American people are about to discover that they were sold a fiscally responsible reform but got instead yet another underfunded entitlement program that speeds the nation’s slide into insolvency.

  116. If if that black President is the most corrupt in history. I hope they realize that they’ve destroyed the Dim party for good.

  117. 50%?

    i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/22/rel5a.pdf

    CNN poll shows 59% oppose the bill:

    Favor 39%
    Oppose 59%
    No opinion 2%

  118. #
    confloyd
    March 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    Lil Ol Grape, Wow! When did it get to a National Strike???
    ————————
    I dunno, but I hope it catches on. They ignored our letters and phone calls, our demonstrations and challenges at town halls,etc. They are taxing us without representing us, so this is the next step. A national strike would be hard to ignore. It’s the last phase of polite public protest before revolution. I plan to participate. It’s not much to ask of anyone who knows that good government does not come to lazy self-indulgent people.

  119. We will see if the docs really quit, they are usually just screaming to get their way…and when push comes to shove they will stay ….I will bet on that.

  120. lil ol grape, I have advocated a national strike for a long time, especially since they are going to mess the medicare and social security….I am glad Hillary wasn’t there for the signing of the BS.

  121. Repeating for emphasis:
    National Strike April 15-18
    Prepare in advance so that from April 15- 18 you will:
    *not go to work
    *not send your children to school
    *not do any shopping
    *not purchase gasoline
    *not eat out unless you eat at small Mom and Pop establishments
    http://countusout.wordpress.com/

  122. ROCKY MTN HIGH, IN COLORADO

    denverpost.com/ci_14735793

    Colorado AG will join lawsuit to stop health-care plan
    ======================

    By Tim Hoover
    The Denver Post
    Posted: 03/23/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Monday that he was joining with attorneys general from at least 11 states who are mounting a legal challenge to the health care overhaul that Congress passed Sunday.

    So far, all of the attorneys general challenging the bill — which President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law today — are Republicans.

    But Suthers said the legal action isn’t about politics, saying the new health care bill “has serious ramifications for states’ rights and individual freedoms.”

    Suthers said the health care bill, by requiring all Americans to buy health insurance, violates the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

    One of the powers delegated to the federal government in the Constitution is the regulation of interstate commerce. However, Suthers said, this would be the first time Congress has tried to use the interstate commerce power to regulate citizens not engaging in a commercial activity.

    “As desirable as it may be for all Americans to purchase health care insurance, the commerce clause, or any other provision of the Constitution, does not give Congress the authority to compel a citizen who would otherwise choose to be inactive in the marketplace to purchase a product or service that Congress deems beneficial,” Suthers said.

    Writing in The Washington Post on Sunday, Randy E. Barnett, who teaches constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, said the court has “long allowed Congress to regulate and prohibit all sorts of ‘economic’ activities that are not, strictly speaking, commerce.

    “The key is that those activities substantially affect interstate commerce, and that’s how the court would probably view the regulation of health insurance.”

    Suthers joins attorneys general in Alabama, Nebraska, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida and South Carolina in challenging the health care bill.

    Separately, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has said he will file a lawsuit on behalf of his state challenging the bill.

    In a statement, Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, criticized Suthers’ action.

    “Colorado and all states need national reform to ensure that people with pre-existing illnesses do not lose coverage or are denied coverage,” the governor said. “We need national reform to help drive down costs, and we need national reform to stop annual double-digit insurance premium increases that are devastating small businesses and families alike.

    “I am confident the reforms poised to become law in Washington will complement and support Colorado’s efforts, that they are within Congress’ power to regulate commerce and that they are constitutionally sound.”

  123. I am really glad that Hillary has separated herself from all of this – because when “it” hits the fan, and it will, she will have had nothing to do with it and she will not be associated with that bunch of back-stabbing clowns. I am convinced that SOS was just the smartest move she could have made during this time, given the paticular cirumstances regarding healthcare especially all the way around – and it just shows you who is really the “chess master.” However she should be careful because at some point, Obama and his crew will start the process of setting her up to fall and it could come in any form, from any direction. (But I am sure she already knows that and is hopfully 2 or more steps ahead of them.)

  124. Fox is picking up on this…saying Obama now has the wind at his back.
    ****************

    Wind…hmmm, maybe he better watch his back. The only wind I smell is flatulence

    We will continue to fight him. The Tea Party, Hillary Dems, Independents, Repubs…strange bed fellows, but united against this Fascism. We lost the battle, we will win the war, because we have to…

  125. CHEW ON THIS, MR. TRANSPARENCY

    More CNN polling on HC and other issues:

    washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Bad-news-for-Obama-in-CNN-weekend-survey-results-88834922.html

    Bad news for Obama in CNN weekend survey results
    ===========================

    By: Mark Tapscott
    Editorial Page Editor
    03/22/10 1:55 PM EDT

    CNN’s Opinion Research surveyors were hard at work over the weekend during the final hours of the successful push to win House approval of the Senate version of Obamacare. The results of the CNN/OR survey are out and they point to the most vivid reality of the Obamacare victory – 219 House Democrats were willing to flout the clear majority of Americans on this issue.

    Here are the major initial points of interest in the CNN/OR results:

    · 59% oppose the Democrats’ health care bill, while only 39% favor it.

    · 70% say the federal budget deficit will go up under the Democrats’ health care bill; only 12% believe it will go down.

    · 56% say the bill creates “too much government involvement in the nation’s health care system,” 28% say about the right amount, while 16% say not enough.

    · 62% say they’ll pay more for medical care under the Democrats’ health care bill.

    · 47% say they and their families will be worse off under the Democrats’ health care bill; 33% say things will be about the same, and only 19% think they’ll be better off.

    · 45% say seniors on Medicare will be worse off; 34% say things will be about the same, and only 20% think they’ll be better off.

    Numbers like those suggest the unreality of the Democrats’ assumption that, as the smoke clears from the debate and people become more familiar with what’s actually in the bill, they will become more favorably disposed to it in the months ahead.

  126. washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Forty-words-to-repeal-2400-pages-88834752.html

    Forty words to repeal 2,400 pages
    By: Byron York
    Chief Political Correspondent
    03/22/10 1:57 PM EDT
    Republican Rep. Steve King has filed a bill to repeal Obamacare. This is its entire text:

    Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, such Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.

  127. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after a bipartisan meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm the critical importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship:

    “Today’s bipartisan meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu reinforced the unwavering support of the United States Congress for Israel. In particular, we agreed that building in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem is not an impediment to the peace process.

    “A united Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Now is not the time to be manufacturing a crisis with Israel to curry favor with the Arab world. The focus right now should be on standing with Israel in the fight against terrorism and rallying the international community to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”

  128. ANOTHER LETTTERMAN “TOP 10 LIST”…?

    washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Ten-inconvenient-questions-about-Obamacare-88853462.html

    Ten inconvenient truths about Obamacare
    ==================================

    By: Susan Ferrechio
    Chief Congressional Correspondent
    March 23, 2010

    President Obama is promising a massive campaign to sell the health care plan just approved by Congress — starting with his signature on the Senate version of the legislation on Tuesday. The sales pitch begins even as the Senate considers a raft of modifications to the plan already approved by the House. But as the president makes his pitch, critics will be looking to knock down many of the central claims he and other Democratic leaders have made. Here are 10 inconvenient truths that could dog the president:

    1. The cost of coverage will rise for the middle class.

    According to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a health care scholar at the free-market American Enterprise Institute, the new bill will actually make it more costly for middle class families to buy health insurance by forcing those who shop on the individual market to buy generous, but expensive plans mandated under the new law. Middle class families earning $88,000 or more a year won’t qualify for health care subsidies. A family earning $100,000 would end up spending nearly a quarter of their net income on health care.

    2. Health insurance premiums will go up for nearly half of Americans.

    Health care premiums for those in the individual insurance market will rise 10 percent to 13 percent by 2016 under the plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office. While the cost of premiums will be subsidized with taxpayer dollars for 57 percent of those enrolled in the new government-run insurance exchanges, the 43 percent of enrollees who do not qualify for assistance will have to pay higher costs.

    3. Health reform is unlikely to create new jobs.

    The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, says that the health care reform bill will create “between 2.5 million to 4 million additional jobs over the next 10 years.” But the fiscally conservative Beacon Hill Institute, part of Boston’s Suffolk University, conducted its own analysis and found that in response to higher taxes and mandates on companies to provide insurance, “firms would be induced to fire or lay off workers” to the tune of 120,000 to 700,000 employees by 2019. The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, found that the new taxes would kill 690,000 jobs per year.

    4. Federal funding may cover abortion.

    Obama agreed on Sunday to sign an executive order to reaffirm the Senate bill’s “consistency with long-standing restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion.” But pro-life groups say the executive order does not carry the force of a law and will do nothing to curb the provision in the bill they believe will allow taxpayer dollars to cover the procedure. “The president cannot amend a bill by issuing an order, and the federal courts will enforce what the law says,” the National Right to Life Committee said.

    5. Four million people will lose their employer-based plans.

    The new health care law will impose a list of benefits each health care plan will have to offer if they are to remain in business. The Congressional Budget Office also estimates that about 4 million people would lose their employer-based plan and be forced to buy plans on the new government exchanges.

    6. Medicare will cut services along with costs.

    The bill makes $528 billion in cuts to Medicare, including a $136 billion reduction for Medicare Advantage. The Medicare Advantage cuts will force 4.8 million seniors off the popular plan by 2019. An additional $23 billion in cuts to Medicare will come from a panel charged with slashing Medicare spending.

    7. The bill will not pay for itself.

    The CBO found that the bill would reduce the deficit by $138 billion over 10 years, but the savings was achieved by leaving out a $208 billion provision lawmakers will have to enact later to ensure doctors are adequately paid for treating Medicare patients. When the “doc fix” is included in the bill, it runs $59 billion in the red over the next decade. And former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin said that “if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games” the 10-year deficit would exceed $560 billion.

    8. Higher Medicaid costs will gradually shift to the states.

    The health care reform bill expands Medicaid to all non-elderly individuals up to 133 percent of the poverty line. The federal government would foot the bill for this expansion, but only until 2016. Beginning in 2017, states would gradually begin paying a portion of it. By 2020, states would cover 10 percent of the cost of Medicaid expansion.

    9. Doctor shortages could lead to rationing.

    A survey conducted by the Medicus Firm, a medical recruitment company, found that 46 percent of physicians said they would quit or retire if the Democratic health care reform bill becomes law. The survey noted that “even if a much smaller percentage such as ten, 15, or 20 percent are pushed out of practice over several years at a time when the field needs to expand by over 20 percent, this would be severely detrimental to the quality of the health care system.”

    10. The bill raises taxes for many individuals and businesses.

    The bill imposes a 40 percent excise tax on insurance plans costing $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families. It also raises revenue by increasing the Medicare payroll tax for those earning more than $200,000, plus a new 3.8 percent tax on unearned income for these earners. The bill also imposes new taxes on drug makers, medical device manufacturers and health insurers that are likely to be passed on to consumers.

  129. rgb44hrc
    ——————————
    You do fine work in exposing Obama lies my friend. I love that article on health care deform.

  130. All of that hooey when Obama was behaving like he was “angry” at the insurance companies was a show – a cover for the fact that he was sending them 32 million more pre-paid customers courtesy of working taxpayers.

  131. My nurse friends are pist…one does agency and they are canceling her regularly…she blames Obama…so now anything that happens will be on his shoulders….deserved or not!

    I didn’t think Harry Reid looked very exstatic when Obama shook his hand. I almost did not recognize Teddy’s wife, she has redone her hair.

  132. lil ole grape
    March 23rd, 2010 at 11:55 am
    National Strike April 15-18
    Prepare in advance so that from April 15- 18 you will:
    *not go to work
    *not send your children to school
    *not do any shopping
    *not purchase gasoline
    *not eat out unless you eat at small Mom and Pop establishments
    —————————–
    I hope that gets traction. If the country slowed down for three days it would scare the hell out of the elites. I mean it would work. Same as if everyone stopped paying their taxes. Unfortunately, most of the time it is an idle threat. Let EJ Dionne get out there and peddle his bicycle twice as fast to make up for it and make his light of love look good when he is not good whatsoever.

  133. What really gets me about Dionne, and countless other “progressives” is how shallow the depth of their “covictions” and “principles” really are. They are so easily satisfied with appearances, with the same sort of phony and/or pyrrhic “victories” that the people that the progressives so claim to distain have made stock and trade of. It’s the politics of cheap shiney objects – golden idols…whatever… I know that they are thinking that Obama is just laying down the tracks for even better stuff – but they still don’t want to look at who it is that they are actually dealing with and how easily their own heads will roll when it becomes convenient. It’s going to be really interesting to watch.

  134. Oh yes, if we the people shut down America for one day…it would wake them up in Washington rather quickly! Hospital workers and police and firemen can’t strike though…It has to be the rest of the country…but is there any other jobs??? LOL!

  135. Colorado AG will join lawsuit to stop health-care plan
    ———————–
    The Tenth Amendment will be tested. They used it in Griswold vs Connecticut and they also used it in Roe vs Wade. It has more to do with federalism and the limits of the commerce clause than on penumbras of privacy but it both cases it is valid.

  136. of Hopium filled Champagne bottles by Dimocrats
    ———————-
    Arsenic disguised as champagne.

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