It’s Time To Take Off The Blinders

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so I’m relaxing and drinking lots of liquids. Yeah, you needed to know that.

Thought #1

So, you still think President Obama isn’t a hypocrite? He’s had plenty of time to prove otherwise.

Then: “Senator McCain wants to pay for his plan by taxing your health care benefits for the first time in history.”

– Barack Obama, speech in Roanoke, Virginia, October 17, 2008

Now: “This reform will charge insurance plans a fee for their most expensive policies…”

– Barack Obama, address to a joint session of Congress, September 9, 2009

Keep those blinders on man. You’d probably die from shock if you took them off now.

Thought #2

Have you given any thought into how much health care “reform” will cost you?

If your household income is $66,000 a year, slightly above the national average, Obama’s healthcare bill will require you to spend 12 percent of your income — about $8,000 a year or almost $700 a month — to buy health insurance before you get any federal subsidy.

12 percent of your income. In addition to the all the other taxes you pay. And that’s before they apply the real cost of health care. That’s just a projection.

That’s alright though, you have nothing to worry about if you keep those blinders on.

Thought #3

Once upon a time, some Democrats attacked President Bush for the shortage of flu vaccine. Funny how those same critics are silent now that there is a shortage of swine flu vaccine.

Thought #4

What would you do if you went to the hospital for treatment only to find that the “emergency plan” didn’t include you?

In recent years, officials in a host of states and localities, as well as the federal Veterans Health Administration, have been quietly addressing one of medicine’s most troubling questions: Who should get a chance to survive when the number of severely ill people far exceeds the resources needed to treat them all?

Why would officials in a host of states and localities be discussing this at all, “in recent years”? The only way resources would be lacking enough to treat all the severely ill people, is if we allow the federal government to take over health care.

Just wait. Those blinders won’t save you once the actual costs are realized and the government resorts to rationing the care delivered at your community hospital.

Harry Reid & Democrat Obstructionism

Not to be outdone by his counterpart, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid shows just how whiny and hypocritical he can be. Two days ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate and whined about Republican obstructionism.

He said the lack of Republican votes on the Medicare “doc fix” was another effort of the Republicans to “slow down, divert, and stop” what they (Democrats) are trying to do with health care “and basically everything else”.

He has lamented how things have changed in Washington, and he wants everyone within the sound of his voice to understand that Washington is being driven by a small number of people on the other side of the aisle that are preventing them (Democrats) from doing things that “help the American people”.

Sorry Harry. Those accusations just aren’t going to fly anymore. The Democrats hold a 58-40 majority over the Republicans in the Senate. The two Independent Senators caucus with the Democrats, which gives the Democrats a 60-40 majority.

It takes 60 votes to end debate on legislation and bring it up for a vote. That process is called cloture.

 
If the Democrats are truly doing what’s best for the American people and the “essential legislation” he keeps whining about will actually help Americans, why doesn’t his own party support it?

The truth is, Democrats don’t need Republican support on any legislation. They have the numbers. They have the votes. They can introduce, debate, and ultimately pass any bill they choose to force on the American people. The Republicans, with just 40 votes are unable to stop any of it, not by themselves anyway.

It’s time for Harry Reid to stop whining about Republican obstructionism and face the truth. The truth is, Harry Reid does not want to pass “partisan” legislation, especially where health care and anything else important to the American people are concerned, because he doesn’t want Democrats to take the sole blame for how completely ridiculous and dangerous it really is.

You’re Only As Good As Your Word

I’ve always believed that you are only as good as your word. I’ve often said that former President Jimmy Carter has done more damage than good to the United States and I still believe that, especially now.

On September 15th, Jimmy Carter accused an overwhelming number of those who disagree with President Obama’s policies of being racist. Don’t take my word for it, listen to him say it himself.

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.

I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans.

That racism inclination still exists and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people not just in the South but around the country … that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country.

It’s an abominable circumstance and grieves me and concerns me very deeply.

Those were his own words. There is no denying it. He said them, you heard them. There is no changing what he said, well, unless you’re Jimmy Carter, then you’ve got to give it a try.

By the way, that’s not what I said. I said those on the fringe element that had vituperative personal attacks on President Obama, those were the ones that I clearly.. but I recognized

No it wasn’t, if you read the remarks carefully you will see that’s not what I said, I said those that had a personal vituperative attack on President Obama as a person, that was tinged with racism, but I recognize that people who disagree with him on health care or environment … the vast majority of those are not tinged by racism.

I meant exactly what I said.

He keeps telling us to read the transcript of what he said. Why read the transcript? Why not listen to him say those words himself, in his own voice?

Watch the first video again and remember, he meant exactly what he said.

Jimmy Carter is nothing more than a lying hypocrite anxious for the spotlight and relevancy in a world that has long since passed him by.