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EDITORIAL: Obama's $59 billion giveaway to unions
Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 18, 2010 | House editorial

Posted on 01/18/2010 2:55:53 AM PST by JohnHuang2

Democrats didn't learn their lesson from the public outrage over vote buying. Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, and Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, are still reeling from fallout over the hundreds of millions their states will get for a deal to buy their votes for the government health care takeover. If $400 million for those two senators generates so much anger, public outcry over a $59 billion special deal President Obama cut with unions on Thursday should be deafening.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 111th; bennelson; bho44; medicare

Heckuva Job, Brownie!

All week liberals have been in full-panic mode that a real election is about to take place in the closest thing in America to North Korea. The fear among libbies is so overwhelming, the poor little dears even forgot how to spell Massashoesettes.

Attempting to panic liberals even more, Scott Brown shared the stage at a rally yesterday with "Cheers" star John Ratzenberger, Boston College football hero Doug Flutie, Curt Schilling and many other Yankee fans, as Martha Coakley would erroneously say.

Left-wing lunatic Ed Schultz of MSNBC admitted on his radio show that, if he lived in Massachusetts, he would gladly commit election fraud "to keep the [GOP] bastards out" -- even voting ten times if he had to, which shocked everyone who didn't know he could count.

"Yeah, that's right," he sneered. "If I lived in Massachusetts, I'd try to vote ten times" -- as opposed to his custom of voting five or six times.

With Schulz admitting on the air to being a thief and openly advocating cheating, Democrats might beg him again to run for "Byron Dorgan's Senate seat" in North Dakota. He declined a recent invite, citing his devotion to his radio listeners -- all two of them. He's shooting for three listeners by 2011!

Stepford Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, defending fellow Stepford Democrat Martha Coakley, lyingly told Fox News that she was relieved to see polls showing a liberal struggling to win an election in Massachusetts because these polls would serve as a wake-up call for Democrats. You'll recall this kind of brilliant thinking catapulted the Mondale-Ferraro ticket to victory in a total of one state.

So far, Coakley's winning campaign strategy consists of not recognizing Curt Schilling's name, not knowing how to spell Massachoosettes, announcing that terrorists are gone from Afghanistan, saying Catholic workers should be gone from the emergency room, mocking Scott Brown for shaking hands with normal people outside Fenway Park, having her staff assault a reporter, dragging around Ted Kennedy's widow to show she's independent and pledging to vote for legislation voters vehemently oppose. (In fairness, Coakley's defenders say she now knows Fenway Park is a ballpark in Boston and that Boston Red Sox players are not Yankee fans.)

Coakley promises to be the disastrous 60th vote in favor of the hated and despised ObamaCare scam and to faithfully carry out the Teddy Kennedy legacy -- enough to give you pause about getting in a car with her.

Since the Democrat nut base isn't fired-up about Coakley, she could have tried pledging to be just like anti-Vietnam War "war hero" John Kerry, accusing her colleagues of being murderers and rapists. But enough about Ted Kennedy.

Hoping for some of that Jon Corzine magic, Coakley invited Obama to campaign for her and drone on and on about his bank tax, which should be worth a few extra points for Brown in the polls.

Obama also complained about Brown's pickup truck, contrasting it with Coakley's carbon-neutral alternative, consisting of flying around on a broom stick.

In light of Obama's visit, Charlie Cook moved the race from 'toss-up' to 'leans Brown,' prompting Harry Reid to think Deval Patrick was running.

Obama is so nervous about this election, yesterday he attended church services. In remarks at the church, he even spoke kindly of a Republican, Martin Luther King. He put in a plug for God as well, but actually he was just speaking of himself in the second person.

Hussein -- who's pushing taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, socialist medicine, cradle-to-the-grave government, deficit spending into oblivion, civilian trials for terrorists, jail time for the uninsured -- urged Americans to go back to their "core values". Massachusetts just might take him up on that by electing Scott Brown tomorrow.

Which gets us back to the point that this election is more than just about the delusional Coakley and her dazzling campaign skills in a state where electing a Democrat has been the default mode for decades. Just as polls got worse for Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey the more Obama campaigned for them, the polling keeps getting worse for Democrats everywhere the bigger the push for Obama's botched healthcare and deranged crap-and-trade fetishes. While Coakley was measuring the drapes, Scott Brown worked to lay the trap and 'nationalize' the race on his terms, a process known technically as 'pointing out the Obama record.' The self-parodic response from Obama and Coakley campaign honchos has been to take the bait and not notice Brown had already 'nationalized' the election before they could, while driving all of Brown's points home about the hapless Obama and Coakley being only marginally attached to reality, if that. And, as they say, if it works in Massachusetts, it'll work anywhere.

Anyway, that's...
My Two Cents...

1 posted on 01/18/2010 2:55:53 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

59 Billion Payoff from the Pissant. I am Mad as Hell and I am not going to take it anymore. @#$% &*^! Fill it in however you want. I served this country, many have had sufffered and died defending this country against the corruption of Fascism, Chicago Mob and Communism. This Pissant is not for America. Crimes and Misdemeanor are grounds for removal. Bribes, Payoffs and Corruption are unconstitutional. Up Yours Pissant of the United States.

2 posted on 01/18/2010 3:05:54 AM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan is bad, socialism would even be worse)
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This stinks worse than anything in my lifetime. I am 64 years old.
If the Health bill should somehow pass this should kill it as it is unconstitutional. The constitution does not allow the government to tax one group and not another. Equal justice for all.
3 posted on 01/18/2010 3:10:44 AM PST by DeaconRed (Harold B. Estes is my hero. ZERO is a complete failure.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Remember print media companies news employees are guild members for the most part. The Newspaper Guild of America (most belong to that) is a part of the Communication Workers of America. Most of their other employees belong to one union or another. If the tax applies to the full cost of the plan for every 1,000 workers families covered with “cadillac plans” it would cost them about $9,000,000 a year for the tax. Where they going to come up with the $9,000,000? Increase their ad rates? Not a chance? Sell more papers? they’d love to but circulation is dropping like a stone? Reduce printing and distribution costs? Other than labor those are long term contracts with outsiders (paper, ink, power etc) which means they are pretty fixed. Where oh where can they cut? Well the normal spot to cut is in employees who need to be laid off or fired. Since most of the employees belong to a union (or guild) they have far more than 1,000 employee families. That gives them as a company a major interest in seeing that the tax break goes through and the employees they need to keep quiet also to save their own jobs. Can you say conflict of interest and self dealing?

4 posted on 01/18/2010 3:16:01 AM PST by airedale
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To: JohnHuang2

Big Unions, officially, are now a part of the United States Government. (Isn’t the revolution wonderful?)



5 posted on 01/18/2010 3:19:38 AM PST by ripley
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To: Voter#537

“The constitution does not allow the government to tax one group and not another.”

Maybe so. But, the Democrat Party can tax whom the he&& they choose, with impunity. (Who’s going to object? The liberal “electorate” which perpetuates the scam?)


6 posted on 01/18/2010 3:22:49 AM PST by ripley
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7 posted on 01/18/2010 11:15:09 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Was he talking to only one person?)
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