To republicans when discussing the health care bill: “You lost, I won.”
Any normal person would get the idea. Any normal person would find out that their idea wouldn’t work when 75% of the people are against it. NOT OBAMA. Any normal person would find out that their idea wouldn’t work when they had a full complete, filibuster proof majority and couldn’t pass the bill. NOT OBAMA. So, yesterday, in an attempt to resurrect his failing idea, he holds a summit across from the White house in the Blair house with some republicans, *not Mike Pence* and democrats. To ‘pass back and forth ideas’ on the bill and see where they can be fixed and made to work. It didn’t work……but still anyone would get the idea. NOT OBAMA.
Obama, when it comes to his Health Care bill is like a child when opposed. During his summit yesterday, that in his words was going to reestablish his Health Care Bill so that it could be passed with bi partisan help. That didn’t happen. And now he is threatening to push forth his bill by reconciliation. Passing it over the objections of the Senate and House Republicans, using the democrats, and passing it over the objections of 75% of the American people. To me he is acting like the child that we have said he is since the beginning of his presidency. And my friends, this is something to be afraid of. This man-child who is residing in the White House doesn’t care what he is doing to this country, because all he cares about is passing his stimulus bills and his health care bills taking the federal deficit into the trillions of dollars, while talking the talk of fiscal responsibility. To me, this is nothing more than a baby talking about what we need because he has to comprehension of a tone deaf baby on this and what he is up against. And what he is up against is a major portion of the citizens of this great country, who do not wish this country to be destroyed. And what he is doing, isn’t constitutional. No matter how much he tries to lie to us that it is. Because no where in the constitution does it give the federal government permission to do the things that he is doing, and has done since becoming president. Obama does not care about the constitution, nor does he care about our military, nor does he care about this country. His wife’s statement when he won the nomination for the presidency tells it all. They are both made from the same cloth. “I have never been proud of my country before……” If the truth be told, she still isn’t and neither is he. They are just secretly laughing at the stupidity of the American people for electing them to the office of President, where he plans to do everything he can to destroy the greatness of this country. All I can say about this is, thank God that the American people have woken up to his destructive plans.
Yesterday’s Health Bill summit was a flop since the republicans stuck together and let him and the democrats know under no uncertain terms that the bill was wrong, while still being respectful. Something the liberals cannot do. Representative Paul Ryan, Republican out of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee Ranking Member said this:
PAUL RYAN: This is a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud. When you take a look at the Medicare cuts, what this bill essentially does, is it treats Medicare like a piggy bank. It raids a half a trillion dollars out of Medicare not to shore up Medicare solvency but to spend on this new government program. When you strip out the double counting and what I would call these “gimmicks,” the full ten-year cost of this bill has a $460 billion deficit. The second ten-year cost of this bill has a $1.4 trillion deficit. Hiding spending does not reduce spending, and so when you take a look at all this it just doesn’t add up.
We’ve been talking about how much we agree on different issues, but there really is a difference between us, and it’s basically this: We don’t think the government should be in control of all of this; we want people to be in control — and that, at the end of the day, is the big difference. We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings, we all talk to our constituents, and I’ve gotta tell you: The American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you’re not listening to them.
And this wasn’t all. The republicans were on fire. Being respectful but strong on their point. They were all over Obama. How about this one from Kent Conrad, Democrat from North Dakota, Budget Committee Chairman, who said this:
CONRAD: Five percent use 50% of the money. Who are they? They’re the chronically ill, people who have multiple serious conditions. A study was done with 20,000 patients. They put a care coordinator on each one of them. These are chronically ill patients. And what they found was by coordinating their care — and the first thing they did, by the way, was go into their kitchen tables, sit down, get out all their prescription drugs, on average they found they were taking 16. They found that by looking at them, they could eliminate eight. The result was hundreds of thousands of dollars of savings per patient.
Giving Obama his own numbers. I love this. And from a democrat no less. But it didn’t stop there. More was said when John Boehner eloquently destroyed Obama’s bill yesterday and its entire premise.
BOEHNER: Having the government takeover of health care, and I believe that’s what this is, is a dangerous experiment with the best health care system in the world. At a time when our economy is struggling, the last thing we need to do is to be raising taxes on the American people. You’ve got the individual mandate in here which I think is unwise and I do believe is unconstitutional. Mr. President, what we’ve been saying for a long time is let’s scrap the bill. Let’s start with a clean sheet of paper on those things that we can agree on.
Did you catch that one my friends? John Boehner actually came out and said what we have thought for a long time. That Obama’s bill and take over of the health care is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. The republicans are finally getting the balls to start telling the truth and sticking to it when confronted. And the Democrats do not like it one bit. And they don’t know how to handle it. Nancy Pelosi even chimed in this morning in her weekly press conference, and among the things she said was this:
PELOSI: One year ago nearly, March 5th of 2009, the president started this bipartisan conversation at the White House at the summit. It was a great day when Senator Kennedy came into the room and said I’m here to enlist as a foot soldier in the fight, in the campaign to pass health care reform. He would later say to the president, this is about the — not about the details of policy, it’s about the character of our country. Many of us carry — carry that with us as we go forward, as we have gone forward in this campaign and brought it to the table yesterday.
I had to laugh here. when she started talking of Senator Kennedy and how it was a great day….almost like she was reminiscing of better times for the democrats. But those days are gone and I think they all know it. The Republicans are united for once, and are standing up to criticism for once, and it seems that they are united with about 75% of the people too. Even the media isn’t so sure of Obama their annointed one anymore. When they call what happened yesterday a draw….then you know that things are going wrong for Obama. Here are some clips from that:
David Gergen last night on CNN, The Situation Room, the host Wolf Blitzer. “The Republicans had less speaking time, David, counting the president the Democrats got four hours, the Republicans got two hours but the Republicans took full advantage of the minutes they had.”
Intellectually, the Republicans had the best day they’ve had in years, the best day they’ve had in years. There’s been this perception that Republicans are either brain-dead or just sort of ideologically resistant to anything, they have no ideas and all the rest of it. I thought it was not just people like Lamar Alexander and Tom Coburn but these new people of Ryan and Cantor were fresh. I think they really evened the score and kept it even. Whoa….they are conceding to a Republican draw…or a victory really. Here is more…..
STEPHANOPOULOS: I think it was probably an honorable draw. You say theater but it was also chess. I mean there’s political chess, as well and both sides I think gained something.
I feel that when the media says that the summit was a draw…that they are actually saying that Obama lost. After all, usually they are in bed with Obama with everything he does. But this time they aren’t. But this whole thing in the media went even farther. With Andrea Mitchell on NBC News with Mike Pence of Indiana.
Andrea Mitchell NBC News, Mike Pence spoke up, talking about what Ms Mitchell was saying when she said: “The most remarkable exchange, I think so far, was between the combatants in the ’08 campaign, McCain and Obama. What’s your impression?”
PENCE: This isn’t good government. It’s bad TV. I gotta tell you, I’m not impressed with what we’re seeing. For all the president’s, you know, repeated, somewhat condescending statements about, as he said to John McCain “the campaign is over” and “we gotta get away from talking points,” all we got from the president today is talking points.
MITCHELL: (crosstalk) With all due respect, congressman —
PENCE: All we got is the president restating the bill that he dumped on the American people on Monday, and the American people want to scrap it and move on.
It really all begins with the president being willing to start with a clean sheet of paper, which he’s obviously not willing to do. Instead the president started out with a loooong monologue defending his government takeover of health care, and I gotta tell you, I really think the real winner today is The Price is Right.
I mean, I gotta think that millions of Americans, you know, saw this as TV Land and not real negotiation and tuned over to another channel pretty quick.
MITCHELL: “Well, aren’t they saying, ‘Let’s come up with a smaller package’? He’s not saying, ‘Let’s go back to the Senate bill,’ even though Eric Cantor brought the whole Senate bill.”
PENCE: Oh, gosh, Andrea. When did he say, “Let’s go to a smaller bill”? He didn’t rule out the use of reconciliation. Harry Reid, oddly, denied that he’s been talking about reconciliation. That would certainly be news to most of the reporters here in Washington. What I think the American people have seen is almost like a professor with a petulant group of students. He has repeatedly interrupted Republicans. What I see is a lot of political posturing, a lot sentimental statements by Democrats around the table that all seem designed to get us to a point where they can throw their hands up in the air and say to the American public, “You know what? We tried, but now we’re just going to have to ram through that government takeover of health care that these Republicans aren’t willing to help us with.”
I have always liked Mike Pence, but here he hit the nail right on the head. Obama is trying to ram this bill, that is hated and not wanted by the American Majority, no matter what it does to the country or the Democrat party down our throats and screw us till it hurts.
I am proud of the Republicans for finally standing up for what they know is right…..and backing it up with facts and statistics instead of backing down like they always have done. Bravo to you guys. Keep the backbone, cause it looks good on you.
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