Skip to comments.This is why Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are undercutting Ted Cruz
Posted on 09/27/2013 5:36:05 AM PDT by PauldArco
So why then is Kentucky more quickly than almost any other state moving to implement the Affordable Care Act?
Because theres a huge disconnect between the rank partisanship of national politics and the outlook of governors whose job it is to help beleaguered families, strengthen work forces, attract companies and create a balanced budget.
Its no coincidence that numerous governors not just Democrats like me but also Republicans like Jan Brewer of Arizona, John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan see the Affordable Care Act not as a referendum on President Obama but as a tool for historic change.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
But now we see the source of the wrath against Ted Cruz. The Repub establishment hates a true conserative more than they dislike the Dems. I'm especially disappointed in Rand Paul... but I guess it doesn't take long for the D. C. mindset to take hold...
The truth is that real conservatives are pissed! We have held our nose through two elections and had to pull the lever for a couple of losers who had no business representing American conservatism.
We are now AT WAR with the GOPe. We either will reform it, or we will decimate it and rhetorically burn it to the ground come 2014 elections. You GOP elitists should take note of this because you cannot get re-elected without us much less retain that power you so greedily cling to.
That noted, Rand Paul is unpredictable as to his position on many issues. This has been seen before.
However this part of 0bamaDontCare is a Santa Clause provision not necessarily a provision tied to the most reprehensible part - the individual mandate.
True. This has been a mostly free country for its entire history, with freedom steadily increasing until the last few years. ObamaCare is the key to changing that status and giving those in power greater control over the people they want to rule.
Choosing between food and medicine? I’ll settle for a tattoo.
It is a questionable article by the Times. You are assuming that by having a car with transmission issues...that since you have some special card...you show up at Marty’s Transmission Shop....only to find that Marty has enough business and just won’t accept you....and neither will the next dozen transmission shops with twenty miles.
You might have a two-star health care policy in place and think you got the golden-goose...but if no one accepts it or you come to realize you got one-star care instead of two-star care...things go downhill quickly.
I’d be curious to hear Kentucky clinics comment on their future vision, profitability, and how they suspect business will got. It’s getting harder for retirees to find doctors for their medicare situations....with cost limits now a major factor of survival.
Snarky at best.....if I read you correctly, you are part of the problem.
Irretrievably downward to third world barbarism.
Interesting, this is one democrat who says the national politicians should listen to their constituents. Hum, I thought the national constituancy said they did not want ACA.
Of course the act as this clown sees it will provide critical health evaluations to those who cannot afford it now. What he does not say is at what cost and what is the affect on those who have decent health care THEY PAY FOR NOW.
Rush said it best when some clown called him long ago saying he felt we should have national health care. Rush asked why does he not just ask his neighbors to pay his health care costs. The caller said they won’t want to do that and Rush retorted and neither do I.
Steve Beshear is a small man with a tiny brain. The fact that he is an ardent supporter of 0bama tells you all you need to know about him.
I do NOT see a new Dr Ron Paul on the horizon; there are, however, plenty of lessers of evil out there...these may be said to even include Mr Putin...
The fact that the GOPe's strategery of electing more RINOs to also win control of The Senate and TOTUS failed, indicates that a new strategery is needed.
The power the GOPe has is the power of the purse in the House. They refuse to use it and want to provide voting cover to continue their strategery to win more political headcount power in the future.
I suggest that that ship sailed again out of the harbor in 2012 and promptly sank.
had to pull the lever for a couple of losers who had no business representing American conservatism.
And the sad point is that they didn’t fight back against O’s record, and the MSM.
If you are going to win, go for it, if you lose make your opponent fear to face you again.
That’s the part the last 2 nominees have missed.
Something is very rotten in Kentucky.
Someone is buying off the politicians.
Obamacare is not going to help beleaguered families or the elderly. Obamacare takes from Medicare and expands Medicaid leaving the elderly with less care or delayed care, death panels and the like.
We will see if Rand Paul votes for cloture. If he doesn’t, his chance at the presidency will follow that of Rubio.
NYT. Whatta surprise.
do not read a NY Slimes article to get news.
don’t believe anything they publish.
What about fix? Uh, not so much, at all.
The power conservatives gave the GOPe in 2010 was misused by the GOPe powerati - the old line mega-term Republicans like Boehner.....should the Republican party keep the House in 2014, John Boehner will NOT be elected speaker again.
If you look at the young turks like Tom Graves, etc. they will not be deterred, nor will they play these silly appeasement games. I hope we give them more colleagues in the same vein come 2014.
Something tells me that the Republican leadership was neck deep in the IRS attacks on the Tea Party groups. Now that has been exposed and the Tea Party candidates are now taking leadership. The RNC is imploding andthe Rinos and Decepticons are known. Cruz did a huge service to this country. Conservatives should see the writing on the wall and start a new party. Let the GOP eat $hit$hitwith and Die.
I”ve finally resigned myself to the fact that both of them never really wanted to win. They just wanted to look good while running.
Rubio already (cannon) shot off both feet.
If you get a really nice one, you’ll get a free drink at any decent bar.
The McCornhole turd-le is up for re-election and has to walk the tight rope. Paul sees Cruz as the competition for 2016. It’s all about them and not the country.
It would also be nice if the RNC grew a pair and started sanctioning "republicans" that vote as democrats.
The DC GOP and dems have one thing in common, they loath conservatives
You may have a point there. A letter from a Congressional Representative is taken seriously by any government agency, especially if it is with regard to investigating ‘ultra-conservatives’ that may be causing a particular Congressman or Senator problems.
Ive finally resigned myself to the fact that both of them never really wanted to win. They just wanted to look good while running.
It’s a shame Palin & Ryan were saddled with them.
States who expand Medicaid to include those that are below the poverty level are being set up for a huge tab when the federal money tapers off leaving the state taxpayers to foot the bill.
It’s not enough they have to run the federal government into the dirt, they insist the states stay on a sinking ship. The water is fine they say.
Missouri hasn’t expanded Medicaid, so if you are below the poverty level, you’re not eligible for federal subsidies, you can’t join medicaid, you have no money for premiums or the co pay, but you will be penalized for not having insurance. (I think)
Ted Cruz is a monkey-wrench in the Republican machine and they don’t like it one bit.
He’s upsetting the apple cart they have spent decades balancing.
The system is thoroughly corrupting. The reward for acquiesence is too great; and the temptation, overwhelming.
DC Borg? Resistance is futile. Cruz has managed it so far.
Crap... I voted for this guy... TWICE!
Hey Steve?? Where does all that money that’s coming to Kentucky come from??? Oh, right.... from the people.
If we could grow the economy over the long term just with MORE government spending? No country, anywhere, would ever have a recession.
It’s folly... just MORE sucking at the Federal teet. JUST what Kentucky needs.. MORE, of what made this state a shithole to begin with.
I would be curious to know what really took place behind closed doors and did Tom DeLay step on McCains toes?
Something tells me that the GOP has been orchestrating alot of this against the Tea Party conservatives.
NO NO NO!
You may be right about the first part... but, we're on the right track, TAKE OVER the Republican Party!
If we can't take over this silly Party, what chance do you think we'd have to take over the country? None, that's what. 3rd party = death... for decades.
Absolutely! This is the way I see it as well as voting against cloture would show that Rand Paul speaks with forked tongue. I hope this isn't the case as there's a lot about the guy that I like.
Third party my arse. It would be second party. Have you not seen the last few days?
Please don’t call it the ACA or Affordable Care Act, now that its evils are about to be openly exposed the Obama elites and media are trying to disconnect Barack’s name from it... just my opinion :)
For the first time, we will make affordable health insurance available to every single citizen in the state. Right now, 640,000 people in Kentucky are uninsured. Thats almost one in six Kentuckians...Kentucky is the only Southern state both expanding Medicaid and operating a state-based exchange, and we remain on target to meet the Oct. 1 deadline to open Kynect with the support of a call center that is providing some 100 jobs. Having been the first state-based exchange to complete the readiness review with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, we hope to become the first one to be certified. Frankly, we cant implement the Affordable Care Act fast enough.
As for naysayers, Im offended by their partisan gamesmanship, as they continue to pour time, money and energy into overturning or defunding the Affordable Care Act. Its shameful that these critics havent invested that same level of energy into trying to improve the health of our citizens.
Ping for later.
Ted is great so far. There are a few. However, if you track the careers of once conservative politicians and look at them today, you will see my point.
Exhibit A: John Boehner. I lived in his district many years ago and he was an honest to God, right winger. Since then, re-election has done its magic. The deals have been made.
I wonder if Davy Crockett would move from Texas back to Kentucky if he were alive today. I doubt it but I’ve met others here that might and they aren’t the types that will improve the economy there in Kentucky.
He is also the RAT governor of Kentucky.
I beg to differ. Freedom has steadily be DEcreasing over the past hundred years, starting with the passage of the 16th Amendment in 1913. It's just that the encroachments on our liberties have gone into turbo drive in the last few years.
Now, we really can't say that we are a free country at all anymore. From the time I was a kid in the 1950s, and even into the 1990s, if somebody told you not to do something you wanted to do, a typical response was: "Hey -- it's a free country."
When was the last time you heard somebody say that? And even if you did, didn't it ring hollow?
We are no longer the United States of America. Now we are the Benighted States of America, and every day the last few vestiges of liberty that we still see are disappearing every day.
This wasn't to get news. This is to suggest why the baffling opposition of McConnell and Paul to Ted Cruz's efforts... The D.C. crowd reads the MSM NYT, WP, etc. The Dem governor writes a high-profile Op Ed that will be read by all the D.C. elite... and apparently this is intimidating the KY senators from getting behind a real effort to repeal Obamacare. Do you have another reason why this is?
If my history is correct, Ben Franklin was in London representing several American colonies as their agent. After the news arrived about the Boston Tea Party, he was called into the House of Commons, and scolded by one member after another, with no chance given to reply, sort of like what happens in Congressional committee hearings.
The game had been rigged, and the result was our war of independence.
The game has been rigged against us by the governing class, and I fear that they will keep winning, and as much as I hate to admit it, Frank Herbert may have been right when he wrote at the beginning of one of the chapters in “Chapterhouse Dune.”
“Power attracts the corruptible. Absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible. This is the danger of entrenched bureaucracy to its subject population. Even the spoils systems are preferable because levels of tolerance are lower and the corrupt can be thrown out periodically. Entrenched bureaucracy seldom can be touched short of violence. Beware when Civil Service and Military join hands.”
I hope I’m wrong, because, historically speaking, civil wars and revolutions rarely end well.
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