A Study in Contrast
Given the debate over the legitimacy of protests against the Democratic agenda on health care, cap-and-trade, and the economy generally, I thought it might be instructive to look at how the last administration addressed protests against its policies. The contrast is quite stark: Faced with protesters camped outside Bush’s residence in Crawford, White House officials chose to meet with Cindy Sheehan and others: About 70 | Read More »
“Is That Single-Payer?”
Helen Thomas’ QALY ratio is rapidly approaching zero, but God bless her, she’s still going strong at 89 years young. Barack Obama’s also turned 48 today. To celebrate, the President walked out into the White House briefing room with his entourage in tow to lead the room in a round of Happy Birthday, and he presented Ms. Thomas with a cupcake: Obama: “She and I also | Read More »
Liberals and the ‘Average Life Expectancy’ Lie
Promoted from the diaries by Jeff Tell any pro-ObamaCare Democrat that socialized healthcare doesn’t work, and you are sure to receive the smug reply that “countries with a single-payer system have a higher life expectancy.” Technically, that’s true. But, as the saying goes, there are “lies, damned lies and statistics.” The lie in this particular set of stats is indeed not in the stats themselves, | Read More »
How Can You Not Trust Those Granny Glasses?
Maybe I’m missing something, but I believe that’s the basic defense of ‘ObamaCare’ coming from Linda Douglass – former ABC News correspondent and current Communications Director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform. That’s right — the White House Office of Health Care Reform. By now, most of us have seen this video, which was linked recently on the Drudge Report. It shows Barack | Read More »
Politico Smears ‘ObamaCare’ Opponents
Promoted by Erick. What the heck is an “anti-reform” protestor. No, it is “anti-Obamacare” protestor. Politico, ever the objective source of political news and analysis, has provided a handy list of “5 Things to Watch During the Recess.” One in particular caught my attention because it was so egregiously loaded with bias: #4: Who Will Come to the Tea Parties?
Video: Senator Specter causes Crowd to Explode, talks about the Need to Make Decisions Fast
Crowd objects to Senator Specter’s statement that Members of Congress need to make decisions fast…
Nationalized Healthcare we can all agree to!
…able to “opt-in” (voluntarily of course) to an “early end of life incentive program” where the Government gets to give you a tax credit for choosing an early exit,
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300 Angry Patriots Jeer Rep Doggett in Austin
Rep Doggett’s Town Hall today in Austin, Texas, did NOT Go According to Plan. Cut short by protesters and an attempt to escape met with a group that blocked his car. A posting on the incident at Free Republic has the after-action report: An angry crowd of an estimated 300 people caused Lloyd Doggett to cut short his “office hours” public appearance in Austin. When | Read More »
The push for Obama Care and recent scandal in New Jersey has led me to post a thing or two about organ transplants. Why? I am the receipient of a kidney transplant. Just over a year ago, I received a kidney from a cadaver donar. I waited on dialysis three years for a kidney. Many wait even longer. Dialysis is treatment that prolongs life by | Read More »
Tea Party Overwhelms Obamacare Advocates in Fort Collins [Updated]
Video coverage from the event by The Coloradoan Obamacare advocates organized a rally in Fort Collins today. Originally it was going to be near Betsy Markey’s office, but at the last minute they tried to move it to another location, probably because they didn’t want to end up on the wrong end of the numbers. Andrew Boucher of NoCO Politics has the updates. Bottom line: | Read More »
White House Vetters Now Handling Advance Work?
The President is headed to Bristol, Virginia today, to appear at a Kroger’s grocery store to push his health care overhaul. The purpose of the visit is to put a little more pressure on Virginia Senators Warner and Webb, as well as local Congressman Rick Boucher, none of whom is currently supporting Obamacare. According to CNN however, there seem to be as many Obamacare skeptics | Read More »
No vote on health care in House before recess
The Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that Republicans are circulating emails that there will not be a health care vote in the House before recess. That’s the top-line story. But the second story may be even more striking and damaging for Nancy Pelosi and House Republicans. There still isn’t a plan to get the bill out of the Energy and Commerce Committee. You will recall that | Read More »
A Veteran Takes Down Obamacare
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill held a town hall meeting in St. Louis. This was promoted by Americans for Prosperity in order for Claire to hear the voices of the people, and counter-promoted by Daily Kos as a way to support Claire. In one minute and 42 seconds, though, a local veteran gave one of the best reasons to vote against Obamacare. Extraordinarily well said, and | Read More »
Let Freedom Ring
It is really coming down to the wire whether or not the House is going to pass a health care bill before the August recess. The Republicans are not plentiful enough to be an issue for Speaker Pelosi to even take into consideration. They only need 218 votes in the House to pass a bill, and there are 257 member in the Democratic Party House | Read More »