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Mad About Obamacare? Blame Bush
American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2010 | Philip Kline

Posted on 03/21/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Mad About Obamacare? Blame Bush
By Philip Klein on 3.21.10 @ 11:27PM

They did it.

Despite an overwhelming public backlash and the likely political ramifications, Democrats cut deals and twisted arms and got the votes they needed, winning by a 219 to 212 margin. While the reconciliation process still remains, it’s a sideshow at this point. The United States is a presidential signature away from having national health care.

Suffice it to say, as somebody who has spent the past year working to expose the devastating consequences of this legislation and who values individual liberty, this is a sad day. And I’m working on a longer piece right now for tomorrow’s site about the ongoing fight against its provisions, which just got a lot harder. But as upset as I am, I can’t pin the blame entirely on Democrats.

The reason is that by passing this bill, liberal Democrats were just doing what liberal Democrats do – raising taxes and expanding the role of government in our lives. Liberals have been working for decades to impose national health care on America. It’s been their Holy Grail. It should have been apparent to everybody that once they took over Congress and the presidency that it would be their top domestic priority. All of the leading Democratic presidential candidates proposed health care plans roughly along the lines of what passed today.

The question conservatives should be asking though, is how did we get in this position in the first place? How come, over the course of two elections, Democrats were able to take back the White House and amass substantial majorities in both chambers of Congress, allowing them to enact this sweeping legislation with no Republican votes – and huge defections in their own party?

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Sad to say it, but I agree with this. Republicans squandered the 8 years they had with Bush in office. Now we're stuck with Zero, Pelosi and Reid. And no doubt in my mind the media will do everything in their power to make sure the dems keep control of the house and senate this November. We're soooo screwed. :-(
1 posted on 03/21/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

Blame Reagan for even letting Bush I be his VP.


2 posted on 03/21/2010 9:20:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Blame California for electing Reagan as Governor.


3 posted on 03/21/2010 9:21:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: ejdrapes; misterrob

Over here, Stupak. ROFL.


4 posted on 03/21/2010 9:21:50 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: freedumb2003

Blame Mexico for losing California to America.


5 posted on 03/21/2010 9:22:32 PM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '10)
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To: ejdrapes

Bush was not a good leader, not doubt. He shares the blame for being a pushover domestically.

However, the REAL BLAME lies with our public education and so-called Mainstream media.


6 posted on 03/21/2010 9:22:40 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: freedumb2003

Blame “Bed Time for Bozo” giving Reagan publicity.


7 posted on 03/21/2010 9:22:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: ejdrapes

Sad to say it, but I agree with this. Republicans squandered the 8 years they had with Bush in office. Now we’re stuck with Zero, Pelosi and Reid. And no doubt in my mind the media will do everything in their power to make sure the dems keep control of the house and senate this November. We’re soooo screwed. :-(

1 posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 12:19:43 AM by ejdrapes


BS

BS

BS


8 posted on 03/21/2010 9:23:04 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: ejdrapes

Bush was a RINO but McCain is far far worse. You have fake cosnervatives campaigning for McCain.

McCain-Feingold helped elected the Dems into Congress 2006/2008 and Obama 2008 helped 100% by the TV Newsmedia.

Americans are too stupid and lazy to cancel their TV service to stop the propganda and funds for state media.

Even Rush calls it state media. Idiot Americans subscribing to cable and sat TV are enpowering our enemies.


9 posted on 03/21/2010 9:23:12 PM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: americanophile

Blame Spain for losing Mexico


10 posted on 03/21/2010 9:23:14 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: ejdrapes

I don’t. It’s a pathetic attempt to do a version of “I told you so”.


11 posted on 03/21/2010 9:23:15 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: ejdrapes

Oh yeah, thats it. Blame Bush. How about blame all the dumb asses who voted for Obama?!


12 posted on 03/21/2010 9:23:25 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: ejdrapes

You know what, at this point, WHO CARES. The deed(s) is done, lets get on with the fight. Blaming Bush now serves no purpose. We’ve learned our lesson from Republicans=Democrats lite.


13 posted on 03/21/2010 9:24:11 PM PDT by Paradox (The Party of Know.)
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To: ejdrapes
Republicans squandered the 8 years they had with Bush in office.

That much is true. But to paraphrase our dear leader, let's look to the future instead of the failed policies of the past. I am looking forward to a liberal blood bath in November. I am looking for a liberal ass kicking that will make them irrelevant for a generation. It can happen if Republicans don't get drunk on power this time. Yea right.

14 posted on 03/21/2010 9:24:40 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: ejdrapes

Obama Is not a Liberal. He is a Marxist!


15 posted on 03/21/2010 9:24:47 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Paradox

In a way I guess if we are going to blame Bush, we could take some of the blame on ourselves. When we had the WH, Congress and Senate, we were so comfortable, we didn’t hold their feet to the fire.


16 posted on 03/21/2010 9:25:55 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: ejdrapes; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; Bokababe

I don’t know if I’d blame Bush for the passage of Obamacare, but I will blame him and the majority of the RINO Party Congress for campaigning as small-government, Constitutionalist conservatives and governing as statists.


17 posted on 03/21/2010 9:25:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Perdogg

Blame Darwin for discovering chimpanzees.


18 posted on 03/21/2010 9:26:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: ejdrapes

Bush’s legacy? Obama.


19 posted on 03/21/2010 9:26:24 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: ejdrapes
oh, for crying out loud! This is getting past rediculous! I blame all the couch potatoes that were teaching the republicans a lesson! They more than helped this sad excuse for a president get into office! They didn't vote because they were having a temper tantrum because 100% of the republicans weren't 100% clones of themselves.
20 posted on 03/21/2010 9:26:53 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Paradox

What fight? The pubes have no spine and no voice. The lefties have won and will continue to win because the vast majority of the American people want this. They will continue to vote these morons into office so that the gov can take care of them. I hope I am proven wrong in Nov of this year but the trend has always been to the left even when pubes have been in control of office.


21 posted on 03/21/2010 9:27:04 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: freedumb2003
Blame God for discovering Darwin.
22 posted on 03/21/2010 9:27:12 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: Jewels1091

You nailed it!


23 posted on 03/21/2010 9:27:24 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: ejdrapes

What are you chicken little with that knocking-knees post?
Buck up man and fight. What’s past is done and now let’s get our nation back. We have a mighty army of momentum building so get on with it!


24 posted on 03/21/2010 9:27:32 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: ejdrapes

Does this mean, we can now find out what’s in the bill?

Bush’s fault, right?


25 posted on 03/21/2010 9:27:42 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: ejdrapes

Blame your neighbors that voted for this goberment. Best prepare yourself for what is coming!


26 posted on 03/21/2010 9:27:42 PM PDT by JoSixChip (It's time to embrace the madness! The sooner we default the sooner we can reorganize.)
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To: ejdrapes
WTF?

What does Bush have to do with this? WTF don't you blame Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, LBJ? Honestly, you pukes make me sick. Conservatives who chose NOT to vote in 2006, to teach the US a lesson are to blame. Conservatives who stayed home November 20008 are to blame. You pukes let Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et. al. off the hook. You pukes, like Obama, Rahm, Axelrod blame Bush for everything. The Company you keep tells me everything. Go to hell and stay home this November and blame Bush for that too.

27 posted on 03/21/2010 9:28:00 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: ejdrapes

Blame John Hancock for signing the Declaration of Independance ... he started this whole mess!


28 posted on 03/21/2010 9:28:02 PM PDT by softwarecreator (No more excuses ... we need to take our country back. Now.)
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To: ejdrapes

Howard Dean on MSNBC: this is Romney’s bill for the whole country. Gee, thanks Mitt.


29 posted on 03/21/2010 9:28:09 PM PDT by yongin
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To: ejdrapes
The answer, of course, is that none of this would have been possible without George W. Bush -- or more broadly speaking, Bush era Republicanism.

RINO-ism did us injustice, that is for sure. However, I am going to place the blame precisely where it belongs -- on the democrats and its three illustrious leaders.

30 posted on 03/21/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: CommieCutter

“the REAL BLAME lies with our public education”

Put the blame on the real reason. Parent’s that don’t want to be parent’s and leave it up to others to teach their children morals and values. Chasing the buck isn’t justification for leaving parenting to others.


31 posted on 03/21/2010 9:28:33 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (The Constitution is the issue, other issues are small potatoes. If we fail none will matter.)
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To: CommieCutter
However, the REAL BLAME lies with our public education and so-called Mainstream media.

All part of the "progressive" plan that's been simmering on the back burner since before WWII. The Russians are very patient and are world class chess players. Don't forget that Putin is a KGB alumni...

Welcome to the "end game".

Regards,
GtG

32 posted on 03/21/2010 9:29:12 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: ejdrapes
Blaming Bush is juvenile. It's like blaming McCain for being a lousy candidate, which he was. But in the end, what difference did it make? Obama won and would have beat any Republican after eight years of pistol-whipping by the media and financial debacle created by Fannie and Freddie.

Bush was the most electable Republican at the time and he was better than either Gore or Kerry. He was not a nation builder and had no international agenda but, as he always said, 9-11 changed everything. He wasn't a perfect conservative but neither was he the stupid lout that the press made him out to be.

His term is over and so are its lost opportunities. Blaming him makes the media right and I, perhaps alone, refuse to buy anything the press declares about George W. Bush.

W. Bush has said that the people who will write about him and judge him have yet to be born. Wonder how they will look back upon tonight?

33 posted on 03/21/2010 9:29:55 PM PDT by MHT
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To: ejdrapes

Just be very afraid of the next terror attack. Bush went and licked arse...Obammy will blame the victims.


34 posted on 03/21/2010 9:31:05 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: ejdrapes

Balderdash.

Here we go: conservatives throwing rocks at the good guys instead of uniting to take the country back.


35 posted on 03/21/2010 9:31:07 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
All part of the "progressive" plan that's been simmering on the back burner since before WWII. The Russians are very patient and are world class chess players. Don't forget that Putin is a KGB alumni...

I said this a few months ago. The communists set us up like the master chess players they are and now we are in check.

Very soon ... Checkmate, comrade!

36 posted on 03/21/2010 9:31:11 PM PDT by softwarecreator (No more excuses ... we need to take our country back. Now.)
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To: ejdrapes

What a bunch of bull. Bush didn’t do this, this started way back. This was the dems wet dream for 60-70 or more years. They’ve been working for this day for decades. Is this writer in high school and his history only started in 2000? Ignoramus.


37 posted on 03/21/2010 9:31:54 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Jedidah
Here we go: conservatives throwing rocks at the good guys instead of uniting to take the country back.

He's from Minnesota, nuff said.

38 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:00 PM PDT by softwarecreator (No more excuses ... we need to take our country back. Now.)
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To: freedumb2003
Blame California for electing Reagan as Governor.

Blame the Founders for writing the Constitution under which California elected Reagan as Governor.

39 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:19 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: freedumb2003

Blame Canada.


40 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:38 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: freedumb2003

Blame Canada.


41 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:39 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Dallas59
Bush went and licked arse

WTF??

42 posted on 03/21/2010 9:32:50 PM PDT by softwarecreator (No more excuses ... we need to take our country back. Now.)
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To: Perdogg

Let’s blame Aristotle.


43 posted on 03/21/2010 9:33:17 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Perdogg

Blame “Bed Time for Bozo” giving Reagan publicity.
_______________________________________________
Blame the Academy for not giving Reagan the deserved Oscar for that film. Made him try politics.


44 posted on 03/21/2010 9:33:41 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: ejdrapes

Blame Governor Romney for RomneyCare, the “demonstration project” for ObamaCare.


45 posted on 03/21/2010 9:33:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, the Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
“the REAL BLAME lies with our public education”

Which led to our current news media. An ignorant population being feed propaganda can accomplish anything.
46 posted on 03/21/2010 9:33:59 PM PDT by JoSixChip (It's time to embrace the madness! The sooner we default the sooner we can reorganize.)
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To: ejdrapes

I’d vote for W again.


47 posted on 03/21/2010 9:34:00 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (Just when I think Obama can't get any worse, he surprises me and does.)
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To: beckysueb
Oh yeah, thats it. Blame Bush. How about blame all the dumb asses who voted for Obama?!

If it wasn't for the GOP squandering the gift Reagan gave them, those dumbasses wouldn't have had the power to elect anyone. Some of us remember when the Democrats were gasping for air and had no idea how to keep up with the "party of ideas". It turned out the Democrats didn't have to do a thing. The Republicans under the leadership of the Bush dynasty closed the gap for them.

48 posted on 03/21/2010 9:34:12 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Frantzie

“Even Rush calls it state media. Idiot Americans subscribing to cable and sat TV are enpowering our enemies.”

America has been going down the tube for over 10 years now.
It reached the “Peter Principle”.
It is why I left in 2005, never to return.

I really feel for those that are too young to retire, or
do not have the means to get out of the new USSA.


49 posted on 03/21/2010 9:34:28 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

“Parent’s that don’t want to be parent’s “


Who were educated by public education, and liberal morons.


50 posted on 03/21/2010 9:34:52 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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