Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Democrats threaten companies hit hard by health care bill
Suspecting thought crime was being perpetrated, a powerful Party official issued this summons:
Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has summoned some of the nation's top executives to Capitol Hill to defend their assessment that the new national health care reform law will cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance expenses. Waxman is also demanding that the executives give lawmakers internal company documents related to health care finances -- a move one committee Republicans describes as "an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats' flawed health care reform legislation."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

On Barack Obama's Presidency

When a man is elected president it is expected he will be the President of all the People. When the President addresses the People, he is expected to speak to the whole People. When he represents the People to foreign governments, he is expected to deport himself in a statesmanlike manner. But, our President—the Marxist/Progressive Barack H. Obama—is failing those standards. As these examples illustrate, Obama speaks only to his base and against those that hold differing opinions:
Mocks the tea party movement [1]:

So, you know, when you see -- those of you who are watching certain news channels that -- on which I'm not very popular -- (laughter) -- and you see folks waving tea bags around -- (laughter)

Mocks dissenting opinion in Congress [2]:

So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any -- (laughter) -- asteroids falling or -- (applause) -- some cracks opening up in the Earth. (Laughter.) It turned out it was a nice day. (Laughter.)

Mischaracterizes the People's voice on the health care bill [3]:

You met the lies with truth. You met cynicism with conviction. … Now, let me tell you what change looks like -- because those fighting change are still out there, still making a lot of noise -- (laughter)

Displays petty, unstatesmanlike behavior [4]:

President Barack Obama had Netanyahu cool his heels while he had dinner in private during the PM's White House visit.
Someone once said of President Clinton: 'He's not the worst president we've had but he is the worst man that ever has been President.' Obama is showing himself to be worse in both respects.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stupak not made of the "sterner stuff?"

DEAL WATCH: Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote
The message is: Don't put these guys up on a pedestal as the Susan B. Anthony List was about to do.

Monday, March 22, 2010

We can't have you doing a lot of talking


Consumers Union partisan activity

The Consumers Union, a nonprofit organization under IRS regulations, continues to use tax dollars to push the Progressive agenda:
Take a moment, celebrate the House of Representative’s historic vote, and thank yourself for all your hard work on health reform!
This email was signed:
Liz Foley,
A project of Consumers Union
101 Truman Ave
Yonkers, NY 10703

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The President on Fox News

The President's interview with Fox News is on TV now. I am not bothering to watch. Why? Because that man, Mr. Obama, will say things without regard to the truth. He will say anything, do anything to further the Progressive goal: Complete control of health care in this country. Something Theodore Roosevelt first proposed and no president before him has accomplished. Not Woodrow Wilson, not FDR, not LBJ. And, he will have the prize no matter the consequences for those in Congress who must vote on it. Even less for those of us that must live under it.

The Obama interview: Peh.

Open letter to GOP members

To: GOP Members of Congress

I've just finished watching an interview with a Democrat Representative on CNBC on the pending "deeming" of the health care bill in the House. And, it was a most frustrating experience.

When the CNBC interviewer challenged the Representative on the use of "deeming" for this bill, the Representative gave a smarmy reply recounting how the Republicans routinely used "deeming" when they had the majority.

Now, the minority leader has been protesting that "deeming" was never used for something so important. Well, let him who is without sin cast the first stone: The minority leader's protestations are on weak ground. It doesn't matter what the previous situation was. In the public's mind the minority leader's protest has been successfully deflected. And, justifiably so.

So, I hope the GOP members have learned a lesson and, when back in majority, will drop the shortcuts and legislate as directed by Article 1, Section 7.

Finally, should the Administration's bill pass and is signed by the President, start thinking "Repeal."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Obama administration: Truth telling a rarity

Alexrod threat to GOP: 'Make my day'

It seems O and his men will say anything, do anything in pushing their agenda:
"… If this bill passes, this year, children with pre-existing conditions will now be covered. There will be an end to lifetime caps and annual caps on what the insurance companies will cover, so if you get sick you won't go broke, if you get sick they won't throw you off your insurance. The doughnut hole will be filled in, so senior citizens will save hundreds of dollars on their prescription drugs. The life of Medicare will be extended, and on and on and on."
Now, the truth:
There are holes galore in Axelrod's statement. The Senate health care bill, for example, does not eliminate the insurance coverage caps as Axelrod claims. Bans on discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions have been scaled back. And experts agree that taking money out of Medicare, as the bill does, would not extend the life of Medicare if that money is used to pay for the new health care entitlement instead of shoring up Medicare.
I guess the plan is to disregard the truth and say anything because lies repeated often enough tend gain the aura of truth.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

On the Democrat leadership

The Speaker has decided to play chicken with the Stupak twelve and push for a vote on the healthcare bill. The issue with Rep. Stupak and the pro-life group of eleven other representatives is the bill they are asked to vote for is the Senate bill which includes Federal coverage for abortion services. The twelve are having their arms twisted to get them to go along.

Arm twisting is par for the course in Congress, but what is most disturbing is what is being said by the leadership in this case. According to Rep. Stupak as reported in the NRO:
What are Democratic leaders saying? “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more. That’s one of the arguments I’ve been hearing,” Stupak says. “Money is their hang-up. Is this how we now value life in America? If money is the issue — come on, we can find room in the budget. This is life we’re talking about.”
This idea—kill them so we don't have to care for them—sounds exactly like ideas put forth in the past by the likes of John Holdren (abortion for population control) and Ezekial Emanuel(age indexed distribution of healthcare). I wouldn't be suprised to hear they are the source. In any case, it is obvious the moral tenor of the Democrat leadership is severely lacking. It's to the point where one could conclude the progressive wing of the Democrat party, which includes the entire Obama administration, are unfit to govern.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Pelosi: Chutzpah defined

The Nancy [Pelosi] on the healthcare bill: We have to pass the bill so that people can see what's in it...


Friday, March 05, 2010

Paul Ryan vs. the President

The Republican dissects ObamaCare's real costs. Democrats stay mute.

'Every argument has been made. Everything that there is to say about health care has been said, and just about everybody has said it," President Obama declared yesterday as he urged Democrats to steamroll his plan through Congress. What hasn't been heard, however, is even a shred of White House honesty about the true costs of ObamaCare, or its fiscal consequences.
More at the WSJ on O's sleazy tactics and Rep. Ryan's rebuttal.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

It's all show

There he goes again.  Using people in lab coats as a prop while he once again tries to hoodwink the public about his healthcare reforms.

If they are indeed real medical personnel, where did they come from?  The AMA?  The White House staff?  According to press reports the AMA is not representative of the vast majority of practitioners.  If Staff, no more needs be said.

Or, are they merely a bunch of stand-ins supplied by SEIU like before.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Holding Dem's feet to the fire on pay-go

Kentucky's Bunning again blocks jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — To the increasing discomfort of his fellow Republicans, Sen. Jim Bunning on Tuesday again blocked the Senate from extending unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless.
The title contains the root motivation for Bunning's filibuster.   But, studies have shown that continually extending unemployment benefits have the effect of holding the unemployment rate up.   People receiving benefits don't work as hard to get reemployed.   And, I believe those studies are correct having gone through that twice in my working life.

Today at the U. S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on McDonald vs. Chicago this morning:
LOWER COURT CASE NUMBER: 08-4241, 08-4243, 08-4244

Whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is incorporated as against the States by the Fourteenth Amendment's Privileges or Immunities or Due Process Clauses.

CERT. GRANTED 9/30/2009
This case is interesting because it will indicate the Court's willingness to hold to principles of constitutional government versus progressive ideology.