Tag Archives: Health Care

We TOLD you they DIDN’T READ the BILL!!! Part Deux

13 Apr

We’ve been down this road before.

Ooops! Congress loses health care plan under Obamacare?
The American Thinker

In what appears to have been a laughable oversight, Congress seems to have stripped itself of its very generous healthcare plan and I don’t see how they an undo the damage without conceding (a) they never read the Act before they passed it; and (b) they certainly expect to get better treatment under the law than they are forcing on the rest of us.

The Doctor Won’t See You Now

13 Apr
Will there be enough white coats to go around?

Medical Schools Can’t Keep Up
As Ranks of Insured Expand, Nation Faces Shortage of 150,000 Doctors in 15 Years
The Wall Street Journal

Experts warn there won’t be enough doctors to treat the millions of people newly insured under the law. At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Can you say it? I know you can.

Health. Care. Rationing.

Off the Hook Hypocrisy: Maxine Waters

6 Apr

*Language Warning*

The Truth About Death Panels?

5 Apr

Does someone owe Sarah Palin an apology? Watch and decide for yourself.

H/T Net Right Nation

The Tea Party Next Door

5 Apr
Click to order Michael Graham’s new book.

Is your neighbor involved in the Tea Parties?

In spite of what you’ve heard from Barack Obama, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and a host of other “unbiased” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) sources, the Tea Party members don’t appear to be a bunch of right-wing, violence-prone fanatics after all.

Gee. I could’ve told you that. But don’t take my word for it.

Tea Partiers Are Fairly Mainstream in Their Demographics
Gallup.com

PRINCETON, NJ — Tea Party supporters skew right politically; but demographically, they are generally representative of the public at large. That’s the finding of a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 26-28, in which 28% of U.S. adults call themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement.

and…

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Democrats or independents
The Hill

The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group.

We’ve tried to tell you all along that Tea Party members are just as disatisfied with the Republicans as with the Democrats. Most of all they’re just tired of Washington politicians altogether.

Maybe that’s why The Wall Street Journal is reporting A drastic shift in the media stereotype of the tea-party movement.

WSJ’s James Taranto writes, “The headline we’ve given this column is a phrase coined by the conservative writer Tom Bethell to refer to the media’s attitude toward conservatives who veer leftward. What we’re about to describe is a bit different: more an epiphany on the media’s part than a change in the object of coverage. It seems unlikely that the tea-partiers have suddenly become mainstream.”

Still, The White House has reason to be concerned about the Tea Parties. That’s party of their strategy to discredit the movement.

But according to Rasmussen, the American public isn’t buying what the President has to sell.

Tea Party 48% Obama 44%
Rasmussen Reports

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama.

What I believe the President, Senator Reid, Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic majority don’t get is that the American people are unhappy with where they are taking the country. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sure most of the Republicans are getting it either.

That’s why we all have to stay active. If your own personal congresscritters isn’t representing your views, get active and get him (or her) out.

Term limits are a beautiful thing. But if Congress won’t do it themselves, we’ll have to do it for them.

Pay attention. Get involved.

Dear Republicans, You’re Stepping on My Last Nerve

1 Apr

Let’s be clear that you’re the reason we’re where we are in the first place. If the Republican Congress hadn’t squandered their leadership and spent money like a drunken sailor, we might not have a Democratic controlled Congress OR a President Obama.

Still, we’ve realized that you’re the best we’ve got.

For now.

We do not, repeat, do not want to read headlines like this:

Shocking…GOP Already Starting To Go Wobbly On Repealing Health Care Reform Monstrosity
Ace of Spades

Repeal is going to be hard and it’s going to be a long process. Look how long it took to get the damn thing in place. We have 3-4 years, not 100 so we need focus and determination because if we don’t succeed, nothing else matters…Man up GOP.

The American people overwhelmingly do not want Obamacare. We tried to make the Democrats in Congress hear that.

They ignored that.

If YOU ignore that, rest assured we will ignore you.

And while we’re on the subject of Republicans, it’s time to tear the Republican National Committee down and start all over.

It was enough that we had this story.

But then you add insult to injury with this:

RNC’s Nasty Talk: Mailer Directs Donors to Sex Line
ABC News

The Republican National Committee inadvertently distributed fundraising mail earlier this month with a return number that leads to a phone-sex line offering to connect callers with “hot horny girls … students, housewives, and working girls from all over the country.”

Yes, I know it was a “typo.” I know it was a “mistake.” I’ve made more than my fair share over the years.

But you, RNC, can’t afford to make mistakes.

Generic polling has Republicans leading Democrats in the race for Congress. Approval ratings for the President and the Congress are at near record lows.

But don’t think that automatically means we’re going to hand the control over to you come November.

You have to earn it.

If I saw anything with last year’s Tea Party rallies it was that people are just as angry with Republicans as they are with Democrats.

Sure, you held it together on the health care vote, even though it passed.

Don’t blow it.

A Tale of Two Angers

30 Mar

Los Angeles, March 20, 2010

Before the ink had dried on the Big Effin’ Health Care disaster, the White House and the Democrats began their public relations campaign to garner support for…wait for it…the bill that had just been signed into law.

Attacks and accusations were levied at the Republicans, at the Tea Parties, at Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and let’s face it, the majority of Americans who still oppose this insanity.

True to form, right out of the Democratic playbook, the slams came from the top down, starting with DNC Chairman Tim Kaine who tried to blame Republicans for “trying to stoke anger.”

Not to be upstaged, the President himself said in an interview with Matt Lauer that essentially there was a core group of people in the Tea Parties who didn’t believe he was born in this country and who believed he was a socialist.

Let’s get that straight, Mr. President, while you haven’t really played it straight about your birth certificate (or your college records or much else for that matter) we do indeed believe you were born in this country. It’s not your eligibility that we worry about. It’s your ability.

As for being a socialist? That’s not something we believe. That’s something we know.

Closer to home, a little blog war of sorts has errupted with an attack from liberal bloggers Ben Tribbett and Lowell Feld against Bearing Drift’s Jim Hoeft.

Hoeft explains here: Not Larry Sabato levels accusations at Bearing Drift

And here: We’re nowhere near a violent revolution

Hoeft points to an article written by Kevin Boyd over at United Liberty: This Is Not The Time For Revolution

It’s a worthwhile read. Boyd concludes:

What those of us who love liberty need to do is step back and channel our anger into more productive means than dreaming about and threatening revolution. We need to build our own political mandate, a mandate for liberty.

Following up on Hoeft’s posts, Ward Smythe weighs in with: Clown Princes of the Virginia Blogosphere Try to Stage a “Gotcha” Rematch

Smythe rightly points out that there is hate and violence on all sides. He likewise notes that no one is condoning the use of violence.

Hoeft’s point, as well as Boyd’s was clearly, that we’re not there yet.

Could it happen? Every red-blooded American male who has ever seen the movie “Red Dawn” knows that, yes, it could.

But we’re not there yet.

So what’s this all about? Why the rhetoric from Obama and Kaine? Why the attacks from Tribbett and Feld?

It’s about controlling the message.

What the left wants you to believe is that the hate is coming from the right. That the violence is coming from the right.

That’s just not true.

Maybe in the days before Al Gore invented the intertubz they could have gotten away with it. But quite simply, we’re just not going to allow that.

Today at TownHall, John Hawkins writes about: Violent Liberal Hate Rhetoric: Fifteen Quotes

Well today, that free pass has run out because people are going to get just a taste of the violent rhetoric that has been coming from the Left for years in this country. Conservatives have long since been willing to stand up and say that they oppose political violence and threats coming from our side – as well we should. So, when will Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama finally stand up and condemn the ocean of violence and hatred being spewed by their friends, supporters and ideological allies?

Hawkins gives fifteen examples of liberal hatred. Follow the link to read them. But be warned, they’re not for the squeamish or easily offended.

If you’re a more visual person, Pajamas Media gives us: Searchlight vs. L.A.: Rival Rallies Reveal Stark Right/Left Divide

It’s a series of pictures contrasting the March 27 “Tea Party” rally in Searchlight, Nevada, featuring Sarah Palin with a March 20 Anit-war Rally in Los Angeles.

We’re not even going back to post the Code Pink pictures calling for George Bush to be executed as a war criminal. After all, according to the Democrats, dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Or it used to be until our dissent was directed at them.

One final example. Big Government has the video of Reid Supporters Throwing Eggs And Assaulting Andrew Breitbart.

We won’t even point to the Obama Supporter who threatened to kill Congressman Eric Cantor (Virginia Virtucon), because, like Tom over at Virginia Right, we’re a bit confused about who he is.

So here’s the thing, in spite of what the failing mainstream media, and the left (interchangeable terms we know) are trying to tell you, the hate that is being spewed is being spewed from the left. And it’s ugly.

Is the right without sin enough to cast the first stone? Hardly.

The left points with bloodstained fingers. Sometimes literally.

But I think in all of this, there’s one point that’s being missed. I think it was Doug Mataconis of Below the Beltway that tweeted the other day, something like, in spite of all the rhetoric, what Congress and the White House are missing is that the American people are angry.

Indeed we are.

Sarah Palin: We’re not going to sit down and shut up

27 Mar

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America

Preach it Sarah.

I remain skeptical about whether or not I could support Sarah Palin for the White House.

In reality, I like her just where she is, driving the left nuts.

Palin to tea party rally: Don’t sit down, shut up
MyWay.com

About 7,000 people streamed into tiny Searchlight, a former mining town 60 miles south of Las Vegas, bringing American flags, “Don’t Tread on Me” signs and outspoken anger toward Reid, President Barack Obama and the health care overhaul.

…”We’re not going to sit down and shut up. Thank you for standing up,” Palin said.

Real Clear Politics: Obama Criticized Clinton For Proposing Health Care Mandate

25 Mar

Don’t take our word for it. See the video at Real Clear Politics: Flashback: Obama Criticized Clinton For Proposing Health Care Mandate

Repeat after me: It’s All About Control

24 Mar

Even Congressman John Dingell agrees…

“It takes a long time…to control the people.”

H/T BreitbartTV