Skip to comments.Grassley rapidly backing away from ObamaCare
Posted on 08/13/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT by rvoitier
When Barack Obama first launched his health-care reform effort, he had some natural allies among Republicans, and it looked as though a deal could get made depending, of course, on the terms. After putting Nancy Pelosi in charge of that effort, though, Obama has run his putative Republican allies off the team and onto the other side. Senator Charles Grassley had been among the most publicly committed of Capitol Hill Republicans to hammer out a deal with the Democrats on health care reform, but their lack of give and his constituents obvious anger at ObamaCare has him backpedaling
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That’s nice. But the fact that his first instinct was to do otherwise means it’s time for him to go.
Backpedaling-more like a wind sprint!
Well, if it were really all about “health care” then the perspective would be different, but the Marxist Dims that are pushing this travesty are ONLY interested in POWER OVER THE PEOPLE -— don’t confuse Marxism with “health care”.
This is ALL about power and crushing INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY.
Yep...there’s nothing like his constituants screamiming in his face that he will be voted out to change a politician’s mind...if he has one, that is. RINOs we don’t need.
**Grassley rapidly backing away from ObamaCare**
Good. What follows now?
HOw’s McPain on Obama death care?
Does he still see himself as the great uniter and compromiser on principle?
McCain’s wife hasn’t decided yet.
But, but Krauthammer and other inside the Beltway commentators say that angry Town Hall participants are hurting our cause.
McCain opposes any plan that involves Gov’t control of healthcare.
Sounds good but I do not trust Grassley or any other RINO.
He is against it! You have to get past Pelosi first but McCain is actually funny in this exchange with Cavuto:
Comments on the site: Heres video of Senator John McCain saying the democrats health care plan is like a fish in the sun. You leave it out there very long, it is going to begin to smell very, very badly to the American people. Hes got that right. And although McCain wasnt my choice in the Republican primary, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been a better president than Obama. Thats because McCain doesnt hate America.
Krauthammer is only interested in legislation that allows carving up embryos.
“McCain opposes any plan that involves Govt control of healthcare.”
Miracles do happen!
His wife is waiting to see what her daughter thinks.
I dunno about that. I suspect Ted Kennedy's staff will wheel him in on his gurney and slap the defibrillator paddles on him to make him scream "Aye" right when his name is called to vote. No way will they have any qualms about unhooking him from life-support so he can cast his vote for socialized medicine.
Ya really gotta wonder how Obama's science czar John Holdren will reconcile the inherent conflict in his pro-euthanasia agenda when a semi-sorta-dead old man is obligated to provide the very deciding vote to turn the health care industry over to his eithanasia-friendly President, since Holdren himself has said "The elderly have a patriotic duty to die."
They have changed the focus from “health care reform” to “health insurance reform”
Yea, you can keep your private insurance.
Until 1213 when it all has to be with the government
One little detail they leave out when the tout the idea that the bills won’t eliminate private coverage.
oops! Sorry PRS, I mant to just reply to the OP, not you. Sorry.
From what I can tell, this bill had been constructed for the most part in 2007. If I’m remembering correctly, McCain’s position during the campaign was to give American’s their money back in the form of tax cuts (with vouchers?) so they could purchase their own insurance at a cost of $5,000 or $6,000 per year.
No worries. :)
It's what the dems do if you vote against them
GOOD: KEEP The Pressure up..!
GOOD: KEEP The Pressure up..!
I have great respect for Krauthammer, but I think that the effect of these town halls on the Congresscritters standing before them is important. They are not staged for TV. The people come to tell the elected official their opinion, and the opinion comes through, loud and clear.
Now the politician can decide whether to ignore that opinion, and face electoral extinction, or abide by that opinion, and keep his nice cushy seat in Washington. This is not a tough choice for them.
And the daughter is grinding on their pet Yorkie......
I do too, but I think Charles has bought into the lie that it's just Republicans and conservatives at these townhalls. It is not - there are indies & dems scared *&^$-less about this attempt by Obama to seize control over their end-of-life decisions.
Out of all the thousands & thousands of scientists in the country Barack Obama might have chosen to serve as his "Science Czar", he somehow managed to pick a 'scientist' whose major claim to fame is that he once said "The elderly have the patriotic duty to die."
You don't have to be a Republican to be concerned about what his real intentions are here. These people need to get face to face with their democratic constituents & see that the fear in their eyes is just as obvious.
The same President who is barring dissenters from his own Town Halls, who is telling the opposition to "Shut Up", has his congressional enforcers call them Nazis and is asking his union thugs to report anybody who dares disagree with any part of the bill to the White House also wants us to just "trust" him that he'll lend an understanding ear to hear dissent later when his bureaucrats decide to yank the plug on our grandmothers?
Presumably he's putting his best foot forward right now while trying to sell the public on his ambition take over the medical industry, yet he doesn't even bother to pretend to disguise his callous arrogant contempt for the citizenry's objections now? How callously contemptuous will he be of the public's fears when he's given complete unilateral control over the citizenry's end-of-life decisions - including those of his fellow democrats?
Old Charley’s commentary is usually quite illuminating, but if this is his opinion on the town hall meetings, he is way out in left field. By that logic, the Minute Men at Bunker Hill did themselves harm. Rediculous!!