Dems great new strategy

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by drjekyllus, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. They are trying to use Kennedy's death as a reason to pass Obamacare. Yeah that ought to work really well, NOT. Not only that, they are also making a clear reference to Reagan.

    Democrats are hoping that the memory of Sen. Ted Kennedy will revive the Democratic Party's flagging push for health care reform.

    "You've heard of 'win one for the Gipper'? There is going to be an atmosphere of 'win one for Teddy,'" Ralph G. Neas, the CEO of the liberal National Coalition on Health Care, told ABC News.

    Democrats are hoping that Kennedy's influence in death may be even stronger than it was when he was alive as they push for President Obama's top domestic priority. Democratic officials hope that invoking Kennedy's passion for the issue will counter slippage in support for heatlh care reform.

    "Ted Kennedy's dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a statement.
  2. Personally, I find it disgusting that anyone is using a dead man to further a political goal, so soon after he has passed. Give the family some time and stop trying to pimp the event. Tasteless, even IF the dead person would have wanted the bill to pass.

    This is just my personal opinion.
  3. Not a shocker. The Dems don't play like normal sane folks.

    Now looky here, even the MSM is starting to understand that this healthcare bill is a nothing but a power grab. This was posted on CBS:

    Democratic Health Care Bill Divulges IRS Tax Data
    August 26, 2009 8:26 PM
    Posted by Declan McCullagh

    One of the problems with any proposed law that's over 1,000 pages long and constantly changing is that much deviltry can lie in the details. Take the Democrats' proposal to rewrite health care policy, better known as H.R. 3200 or by opponents as "Obamacare."

    Over at the Institute for Policy Innovation (a free-market think tank and presumably no fan of Obamacare), Tom Giovanetti argues that: "How many thousands of federal employees will have access to your records? The privacy of your health records will be only as good as the most nosy, most dishonest and most malcontented federal employee.... So say good-bye to privacy from the federal government. It was fun while it lasted for 233 years."

    I'm not as certain as Giovanetti that this represents privacy's Armageddon. (Though I do wonder where the usual suspects like the Electronic Privacy Information Center are. Presumably inserting limits on information that can be disclosed -- and adding strict penalties on misuse of the information kept on file about hundreds of millions of Americans -- is at least as important as fretting about Facebook's privacy policy in Canada.)

    A better candidate for a future privacy crisis is the so-called stimulus bill enacted with limited debate early this year. It mandated the "utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014," but included only limited privacy protections.

    It's true that if the legislative branch chooses to create "affordability credits," it probably makes sense to ensure they're not abused. The goal of curbing fraud runs up against the goal of preserving individual privacy.

    If we're going to have such significant additional government intrusion into our health care system, we will have to draw the privacy line somewhere. Maybe the House Democrats' current bill gets it right. Maybe it doesn't. But this vignette should be reason to be skeptical of claims that a massive and complex bill must be enacted so rapidly as its backers would have you believe.
  4. The low point may be if Obama brings up this issue in the eulogy. To make it worst would be if the congregation then applauds.
    Lets hope they know better.
  5. When they have to stoop this low, it shows that something is desperately wrong with the bill. "Just close your eyes and vote for it for Teddy." What a plan. Good answer at those pesky town hall meetings too.