Skip to comments.The GOP Storm on Health Care Begins to Subside (BS! The storm is strong and we'll vote the Rats out)
Posted on 03/24/2010 3:49:26 AM PDT by tobyhill
With the help of TIME's Katy Steinmetz:
The last few weeks Senate Republicans were all sturm und drang. The American people are getting tired of this crap, Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican told ABC's This Week. If [Democrats do reconciliation], it's going to poison the well for anything else they would like to achieve this year or thereafter. Stories were written about how they'd bring down the bill in the Senate, drag out the process, kill the bill.
This week, as President Obama basks in the glow of finally getting health care passed the reconciliation fixes sent to the Senate seem not quite so life-and-death. After all, the Tea Party activists have all gone home, the bill has been signed in to law and many of the fixes such as the stripping out of sweetheart deals are popular on both sides of the aisle. I'm not willing to go so far yet as to write off all bipartisan cooperation, Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican who heads the NRSC, told reporters today. I still hope that on things like financial regulatory reform we'll be able to see some bipartisan cooperation.
Republicans seem to realize they have lost the momentum, if not the narrative. What does [filibustering by amendment] do? All that does is, you beat your own drum but you don't accomplish anything, said Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who once said he planned to offer hundreds amendments his office now says it'll be more like a few dozen. We're not up here to delay. If we can't win, we can't win. Nearly everyone thinks the Senate will adjourn by the end of the week for their Easter recess as planned.
(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.blogs.time.com ...
Jay’s whistling past the graveyard.
The Brits thought the same thing.... It’s called the quiet of reloading.
Wishful thinking by the libs.
And the graves have begun to release their ghosts in earnest.
Now there is not a bill to fight; there’s legislation.
TIME Magazine is largely irrelevant in the digital age. They have yet to recognize their own extinction.
That said, they’re not above trying to Push Poll a Dan Rather agenda.
Soon enough they’ll be gone.
I have to wonder if all the mindless voters who still think Obama is great will feel that way when they find they HAVE to buy insurance or be fined. Most ill-informed voters don't think these things through at all and they have no idea what to expect.
It's always tough to guess what effect the law of unintended consequences will serve up, but with a bill this size it's bound to have some real shockers up its sleeve. Requiring the companies to insure those with pre-existing conditions is bound to drive up the cost for everyone. Rates are high now, but they will be even higher when the underwriters loose the ability to contain cost by refusing to insure those who are high, really high, risks.
Dream on Steinmetz.
Read and weep!
“Brown: Important to Repeal”
“Healthcare Reform: This Will Not Stand”
You ain't seen nuthin’ yet.
Looks like Jayson Blair is back at the NYSlimes.
If anything now people are going to get madder as the klutziness of the abomination actually comes out and starts hurting and killing people. You’d think some of the more sensible Democrats would have insisted on putting an implementation delay in there if it absolutely HAD to be rushed into law... but NO! Hubris in the extreme.
Clean the House? More like turn it upside down and shake and keep shaking until every last Rat dropping is gone.
How do we know the GOP will cave? Because it has always caved in the past; the American people keep doing the same things.
Soon enough they’ll be gone is right. I can’t wait to see them on line at the public clinic filling out their eligibility forms.
Who asked you?
If Obama / Pelosi / Reid would stop right now and begin to govern responsibly from the center, or even somewhat left of center, the "storm" would "begin to subside." As explained on another thread, the big increases in insurance premiums that are coming won't hit until January 2011, after the midterm elections. If the Commucrats would tack to the center at this point, they will be fine in November.
But they can't and they won't.
"Tacking to the center" would mean not legalizing millions of new Commucrat voters via amnesty, not enacting cap-and-tax, various goodies for labor unions, and who knows what else.
As Paul Harvey used to say, evil always overreaches. You can bank on it. They will push follow the instructions of their ideological leaders and thinkers and push forward, and, by so doing, keep the electorate in a state of fury right up to election day. Cooler heads will council otherwise, but their leadership won't listen.
I can’t keep at a constant boil, it’s just not good for me, but I’m on the back burner simmering and not forgetting.
This summer’s primaries will turn the heat on and by November this teapot will be whistling.
Besides that, it’s not like there isn’t a new outrage and climbing unemployment numbers everyday.
In the immortal words of Doc Holiday (courtesy of “Tombstone”: “It’s not revenge he wants, it’s a RECKONING”
May primaries are coming. So is November.
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