With 2010 being an election year, the political games have begun in earnest.
The Democrats are trying to figure out how to screw the Republicans into a corner so they can embarrass them.
The Republicans are trying to hold on to the anger at Washington, but not at them.
The Tea Party tries to figure out how to get the American People back in the process.
You thought 2008 and 2009 were a nightmare ride. Just wait until this roller coaster really picks up.
The Democrats are currently trying to salvage what they couldn’t do over the last year.
They still want it.
They can taste it.
They are the addict that doesn’t want to give up on their greatest and next hit.
From the bulliest pulpit of all — the Super Bowl pregame show — President Obama told CBS’ Katie Couric on Sunday that he wanted a “large meeting with Republicans and Democrats to go through, systematically, all the best (health care) ideas that are out there and move it forward.”
On Saturday, in what one news agency said was one of his feistiest speeches since the 2008 campaign, the president vowed that he was “not going to walk away from health insurance reform.”
It’s been three weeks since Massachusetts voters elected Scott Brown to the Senate, in large part because of his opposition to the health care confusion Democrats have sown. It’s been even longer since Americans at tea parties and lawmakers’ town hall meetings plainly told Washington they wanted no part of the health care elixir that Congress was peddling.
Still, our political elites, impressed by their own intellects, insist that the public will get the health care system they want the public to have, not the health care the public wants. (IBD)
They just have to package this broken down old horse with a makeover and proclaim it a Kentucky Derby Hopeful.
You’ll love this broken down old thing eventually, we The Democrats guarantee it! 🙂
And to do that, they need to publicly embarrass their opposition.
This is their great plan.
Let’s win by embarrassing the opposition and by branding them in public as the reason this process failed for the last year.
Not the people’s opposition to the takeover, but that’s it was THE REPUBLICAN’S FAULT!.
Those nasty, old partisans with “no ideas”. They just wanna say “no” to everything!
So Ignoring them, belittling them and “the teabaggers”, and shutting them out didn’t work, so let’s try painting this horse a different color.
And we can still get what we want.
Let’s invite the Republicans to “bi-partisan” dog and pony shows so as to paint them as “The Party of No” and show that they are the obstructionist that Liberal believe they are and by doing that they will win.
And the “republicans have no ideas” will be trumped out again.
And even if the Republicans have “ideas” it’s not like the Democrats are actually listening.
This is a show.
The same magnum opus that the majority of Americans hate is still there. The Democrats won’t give up on it.
So my advice to the Republicans is to know that this is all Style and no Substance. It is the worst kind of dog and pony show.
And it’s even more cynical that I can be. And that folks, is really bad.
This was confirmed by the president when he told Couric he would not throw out the proposals that are stalled in Congress and start over, even though public opinion strongly indicates that he should.
67% of Americans are tired and fed up with Democrats grand plan. They want it gone.
The Democrats won’t give it up.
So their new strategy is to use the Ministry of Truth (Mainstream Media) to embarrass the Republicans.
Problem is, they have no idea what is REALLY going on.
Because, The Agenda is The Agenda.
Ideology uber alles!
Let’s just put a different lipstick on this pig.
They don’t get it. They don’t wanna get it.
Instead of hitting the reset switch, the starting point for the renewed push will be with the proposals that passed the House and Senate, according to the New York Times.
But poor policy is poor policy, whether bundled or unbundled. Each piece would extend government meddling in health care and take decisions out of the hands of Americans. They are not solutions but seeds that will grow into deeper problems.
Death by a thousand cuts instead of having your head chopped off in one big swing of the scimitar.
I’m game, how about you? 😦
It’s the slow boil of the frog approach instead of throwing it in the boiling water really fast so it jumps out.
Problem is, it’s still the same water!
Let’s massage it a little.
Make this broken down old horse into that loveable old horse.
And send the American people off to the glue factory in the process.
The loyal opposition has to offer ideas that work, that put the patient in control. These include health savings accounts, fair tax treatment of individual insurance policies, interstate sales of individual policies, legal reform that will cut doctors’ malpractice insurance costs and encourage reductions in over-treatment, and an end to coverage mandates so more people can afford insurance.
If the Democratic majority rejects such ideas that promote better care and lower costs, then it — not minority Republicans — should be labeled “the party of no.”
Mind you virtually everyone of these “ideas” have been proposed repeatedly over the last year and ever single one of them has been shot down by the Democrats.
It’s not what THEY want.
The Democrats are the party “no” to what the American People want.
The Democrats fervently cling to the idea that if they can just cram this monster down your throat that eventually you’ll love it.
You’ll take that broken down old nag to heart and love it like they do.
Or as one Liberal columnist put it after a story about a long, nasty fight with a Kitchen remolding analogy, “that Americans won’t experience any of the benefits of health care reform until Congress actually puts a new system in place.”
Democrats can finish the kitchen. Or they can face the wrath of voters who will wonder why the contractors they sent to Washington left all the wires hanging, and the plumbing disconnected and useless. (IBD)
Or they could fire the incompetent Contractor who didn’t do what the client wanted and get one that will! 🙂
Because this is the same horse (or kitchen) that has massive taxes up front and doesn’t actually start running or working for you (allegedly) until 3 to 4 years later remember.
This is still the kitchen with the built in Cornhusker Kickback and The Louisiana Purchase.
Same Kitchen. They just want to give it a Makeover.
So going back to our loveable old nag, this horse is so ill euthanasia is the only humane thing to do now.
But the Democrats won’t give it up.
They were soooo close!
So all they have to do is figure out how to get you to love it enough so that you jump in and buy it.
Sounds like a Used Car Salesman, doesn’t it.
And they want you to buy their Total Loss vehicle that they salvaged for the torrent of bad blood.
And they are going to put that on C-Span. 🙂
How could you Resist it then! 🙂
And you might even get a set of Ginzu knifes free if you buy now! 🙂
Just don’t kick the tires or check under the hood.
You won’t like what you see.