Mar 31 2010

We The People

Howard Fineman woke up today, and realized America did not ask for or want the government to run our health care, and those who pushed this on us will pay a heavy political price:

A Democratic senator I can’t name, who reluctantly voted for the health-care bill out of loyalty to his party and his admiration for Barack Obama, privately complained to me that the measure was political folly, in part because of the way it goes into effect: some taxes first, most benefits later, and rate hikes by insurance companies in between.

Besides that, this Democrat said, people who already have coverage will feel threatened and resentful about helping to cover the uninsured—an emotion they will sanitize for the polltakers into a concern about federal spending and debt.

There is a reason ‘independents’ are the largest and fastest growing ‘party’ – we are tired of zealots putting their party or their leaders above the nation and its interests. We The People is what should have been the preeminent factor in health care, not party allegiance or saving President Obama from his inexperienced self.

And We The People are not just going to moan about massive generational debt, a burden a few deluded people in DC decided to thrust upon our children and grand children. We The People are going to make sure this never happens again. When the new crowd comes to DC they will be there to tear down the burgeoning federal bureaucracy, leaving only that which is required beyond the states to manage.

Americans think the law will harm the U.S. economy (44–34 percent), the overall quality of health care in the U.S. (55–29 percent), and the federal balance sheet (61–23 percent).

Unlike the liberal-fantasy believers in DC and its Political Industrial Complex, the real America – the one that is the world leader technically, economically and militarily, and who put the only human being on the Moon – know this bill is a disaster, simply meant to shore up one person’s ego. It was passed to save Obama, nothing more. And it will be repealed and replaced come next year.

If the numbers stay where they are—and it’s not clear why they will change much between now and November—then the Democrats really are in danger of colossal losses at the polls.

Welcome to reality Howard, get ready for some real Hope & Change.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “We The People

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  2. alwyr says:

    The best way to use this will be to attribute the quote to whichever Democratic Senator you wish. For example:

    “It’s my understanding, Senator ______, of (State) has admitted to the press he/she voted for the health-care bill out of loyalty to the Democrat party and out of admiration for Barack Obama.”

    If this quote were to find its way onto blogsites on a daily basis, obviously with numerous different Senators being quoted as author, the results could be very humorous.

  3. Woofguy says:

    I’m sorry. Is Mr. Fineman so clueless that he needs a spineless Democratic Senator to explain to him the Bill?

    Please!

  4. ivehadit says:

    There is an interesting line in the article that was highlighted by AJ-

    “people who already have coverage will feel threatened and resentful about helping to cover the uninsured—an emotion they will sanitize for the polltakers into a concern about federal spending and debt.”

    Howard is WAY OFF with that sentence. Americans, ESPECIALLY conservatives, are extremely generous. And there are TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS of monies that flow into our government. WHY is that NOT ENOUGH already? Answer: fraud and incompetence, imho.

    Conservatives do not want government to do for us what we should be doing ourselves and that includes our personal responsibilities.

    On another topic, the democrats are going after republican donors because they understand how this game works. They are trying to make republican donors quit giving with a manufactured financial scandal at the RNC. Beware! The media is in full collusion with this.

    I did love the poll on msnbc that showed the public sees the “violence scandal” as another manufactured democrat meme!

  5. Newt says:

    Ivehadit said “On another topic, the democrats are going after republican donors because they understand how this game works. They are trying to make republican donors quit giving with a manufactured financial scandal at the RNC. Beware! The media is in full collusion with this.”

    I have come to believe that neither money or the media will help the Dems this time. There will be a poll held in November in which only those paying attention will vote and the Dems will be left wondering what happened.

  6. Frogg1 says:

    There is no way it can be repealed next year. We can hope the Repubs will have the guts to defund it if they gain the house. Repeal may be possible in 2012; but only if Repubs stay determined and lead the way. There is an AP article out today that says GOP already wary of repeal. I think that is LameStream Media propoganda to prop up the Dems, though.
    We the people have to stand firm. I pray we succeed.

  7. Frogg1 says:

    btw, there is another LameStream Media article out there trying to compare Repealing HCR with the Segregation fight. Those guys are crazy, and evidently think that we the people are stupid.

    Links to both articles mentioned in my two posts are here:

    WP: States Objections Equal Segregation
    http://sweetness-light.com/archive/wp-states-objections-equal-segregation

    GOP wary of health law repeal push in fall races
    http://www.kansascity.com/2010/03/31/1847653/gop-wary-of-health-law-repeal.html

  8. WWS says:

    what Obama, Axelrod and Pelosi don’t understand is that the Republicans are not the heart of the Resistance.

    They are simply riding on the coattails of The Resistance.

  9. Whomever says:

    The United States of America came from – emerged from – the freedom inside every human heart. It is an egg. It is so wonderful to see the egg emerge again and again and again. It cannot be denied by … well … by some chickens. Long live the egg.

  10. oneal lane says:

    I tend to believe the timing of the Administrations anti-militia sting in the news this week is to stir up the image of those opposed to the Administrations policies as like minded extremists.

    Its part of the alinsky strategy to isolate and alienate your political enemy.

    There are hundreds of such groups of all stripe in the country, right wing, left wing, islamic, etc. you name it they exist. Expect more of the anti militia stings all summer and fall.

  11. Wilbur Post says:

    “Besides that, this Democrat said, people who already have coverage will feel threatened and resentful about helping to cover the uninsured—an emotion they will sanitize for the polltakers into a concern about federal spending and debt.”

    So apparently this Democrat can’t believe that people really give a damn about the financial health of the country; in the eyes of at least one Democrat politician, all people care about are themselves. Does this attitude piss off anybody besides me? Maybe this so-called “public servant” (now THAT’S one phrase that has become a BIG JOKE) is projecting his own attitude onto everyone else. I could easily believe that all the a**holes in Congress don’t really give a damn about the public they are supposed to be serving and just care about themselves. But I have a much higher opinion of my fellow citizens.

  12. momdear1 says:

    I know very few people have access to this bill so they can see for themselves what is in it. You are in for a surprise. Did you know that Christian Scientists, American Indians and Muslims are exepmpt from having to pay the fine if they don’t have insurance.? If there was ever any doubt that Obama is a closet Muslim this should dispell it. Why are Muslims exempt when the rest of us are going to be forced to toe the oficial party line ?