I have spent the last 2 1/2 days getting ready for a hurricane tropical storm that can’t seem to decide how big and what path it is actually going to take. I have also not been writing because I have been watching, and background processing, and the only question that keeps coming up over and over again is, “What IS the agenda of the democrats and this WH?” Nobody could possibly be so stupid as to attack the American public unless they want to achieve an outcome they already know is coming. Something about all of this reeks of “timing”. I still say that we do not need to do healthcare reform RIGHT THIS MINUTE!
By now almost anybody paying attention to the news today has heard about Nancy and Steny going off the deep end calling dissenters “un-American”.
Please keep the definition of fascism in mind as you peruse.
a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.
Americans have been waiting for nearly a century for quality, affordable health care.
Health coverage for all was on the national agenda as early as 1912, thanks to Teddy Roosevelt’s Bull Moose presidential run. Months after World War II came to an end in 1945, President Harry Truman called on Congress to guarantee all Americans the “right to adequate medical care and protection from the economic fears of sickness.” From President Lyndon Johnson to President Bill Clinton, to President Obama’s winning campaign on the promise of reform, there hasn’t been a more debated domestic issue than the promise of affordable health care for all.
Obviously Steny has never read the chapter in this book about Teddy Roosevelt; on second thought, maybe he has:
Now, it’s Nancy’s turn to ratchet up the rhetoric and drive the ponies toward the cliff; but listen closely and you will see what she is afraid of, and what they are intending. This is ONLY my humble thought processes; make sure to report me to snitch.gov.
We believe it is healthy for such a historic effort to be subject to so much scrutiny and debate. The failure of past attempts is a reminder that health insurance reform is a defining moment in our nation’s history — it is well worth the time it takes to get it right. We are confident that we will get this right.
Translation: We will get a public option that will lead to single payer health care which will put every single American on the road to complete socialism. Of course we are going to take the time to get it right; we are so close to flipping this country from capitalism to socialism that we will do what it takes to make it happen.
Already, three House committees have passed this critical legislation and over August, the two of us will work closely with those three committees to produce one strong piece of legislation that the House will approve in September.
We are going to get socialist medicine no matter what it takes.
In the meantime, as members of Congress spend time at home during August, they are talking with their constituents about reform. The dialogue between elected representatives and constituents is at the heart of our democracy and plays an integral role in assuring that the legislation we write reflects the genuine needs and concerns of the people we represent.
Nancy is living in an alternate reality if she can write that and then write this:
However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted “Just say no!” drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.
Let the facts be heard
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.
Now — with Americans strongly supporting health insurance reform, with Congress reaching consensus on a plan, and with a president who ran and won on this specific promise of change — America is closer than ever to this century-deferred goal.
This fall, at long last, we must reach it.
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaker of the House
It appears Nancy is trying to herd the dissenters into one little group off in the snowbank while she “links” Americans supporting health insurance reform with Congress reaching a consensus, which unfortunately for her is the farthest scenerio from the truth.
Over the past few months, Rasmussen Reports has conducted many surveys on the topic ofreform. As July comes to an end and Congress prepares to take a break from Washington, the following reports highlight public attitudes on a variety of health care topics.
Consensus? What consensus?
But I got sucked into that and I digress…
What is the agenda that the dems are all about right now? What? Class War? Martial Law? Learned helplessness? Demoralization? Complete destruction of the middle class?
I am still looking and learning more about the foundations that are in the background. I will find the answer, as I know it is staring me in the face, and maybe I am just suffering from disbelief…