McCain:Stop this euphoria, I vow to kill healthcare bill.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MohdSalleh, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Updated: Mon Mar. 22 2010 9:51:03 PM

    News Staff

    While U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to sign a historic health-care reform bill into law, irate Republicans are vowing to fight on to make sure the reforms it proposes are never put into practice.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted on the controversial legislation late Sunday, with 219 Democrats voting in its favour against 212 members who opposed it, including some moderate Democrats. Not one Republican voted in favour of the bill.

    On Monday morning, Republican Senator John McCain said he was repulsed by "all this euphoria going on" in the wake of the vote. And he said the health-care debate will continue.

    Republicans have already started a campaign to repeal the bill. They are expected to accuse Democrats of ramming the bill through Congress, and of spearheading changes that lack public support and will lead to tax increases, among other things.

    To be successful, however, they would need a Republican in the White House and Republicans controlling two-thirds of Senate seats.

    The pending legislation will extend coverage to 32 million U.S. citizens who currently lack coverage. It will also bar insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates it will save taxpayers US$138 billion over the next decade.

    Following the historic vote on Sunday, Obama told television viewers that "this is what change looks like."

    "We proved that this government -- a government of the people and by the people -- still works for the people," he said during televised remarks.

    Obama is expected to sign the bill into law on Tuesday.

    In a contentious climate, Obama must now sell the bill to the American public, as a companion, so-called "fix-it" bill made its way through the U.S. Senate. Debate could begin on that bill as early as Tuesday.

    The U.S. president plans to attend a public event in Iowa on Thursday as he moves to sell the benefits of the health-care overhaul.

    Officials in at least nine states are already threatening to sue the federal government by arguing that the health-care reforms are not constitutional because they infringe on state sovereignty.

    Under the U.S. Constitution, however, federal laws trump state laws. Still, the lawsuit could help keep anger surrounding the health-care overhaul stewing until mid-term elections in November.

    Mark Plotkin, a Washington-based political analyst, said Republicans are united against the bill because they feel it will lead to cascading "intrusions" by the federal government.

    They also hope it could help them win votes in elections that are months away.

    "We'll see in November whether the Republicans will get some benefit from making this a partisan issue," Plotkin told CTV News Channel.

    As McCain put it on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, "outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry."

    "They don't like it, and we're going to repeal this," he said.
  2. The soup du jour is for Congress to write poor law under the pretense of "sumbody do sumpin" and let the courts battle it out.

    The court takes the political heat.

    If our Professor of Constitutional law (Obama) loses any points of the Constitutionality of this bill that he signed (he presumably knows better) .....
  3. He's already said, "... [paraphrase] the Constitution is a relic of the past... outlived its usefulness..."

    The Constitution is our only protection against him and the other Leftist assholes...
  4. Yannis



    "Let's begin our reaction to the passage of Obamacare by remembering Winston Churchill's famous formulation with which he introduced his war memoirs:
    In defeat: defiance
    In war: resolution
    In victory: magnanimity
    In peace: goodwill

    Now is the time for defiance! Here's what we must do:

    1. Restore the Medicare cuts mandated in this bill. Block the reduction of physicians' fees by 21% scheduled to take effect this fall. Override the cuts in Medicare that require annual approval by Congress. Challenge the Democrats over each and every cut. Try to peel away enough votes to stop the cuts from driving doctors and hospitals to adopt the course already taken by the Mayo Clinic in refusing to take Medicare patients.

    2. Defeat the Democrats in the 2010 election! Start with the traitors who voted no in November and then switched to a shameful yes when it counted in March: Baird (Washington), Nye (Virginia), Kosmas and Boyd (Florida), Then go on to win the open seats in the House and Senate. And then fight to replace as many Democrats as possible. Remember: Any Democrat who voted no would have voted yes if they had needed his or her vote. The only way to repeal Obamacare is to vote Republican.

    3. Defund Once we get the majority in both chambers, defund appropriations for the Obamacare program. The bill passed by the Congress and signed by the president is simply an authorization measure. Funds must be appropriated for it each year by Congress. Through zero funding these changes, we can cripple them before they take full effect.

    4. Repeal And, once we defeat Barack Obama, we need to proceed to repeal this disastrous plan before it can ruin our health care system. Then, we must replace it with a Republican alternative which relies on the marketplace, tax incentives, and individual responsibility to provide health care to all Americans.

    Above all, we must finally learn the fundamental lesson this political process we have been through has to teach: That there is no such thing as a conservative or moderate Democrat. Blue dogs don't exist in real life. Only yellow dogs.

    The days when there were Democrats who refused to follow their radical leftwing party line are over. There are no longer "state" Democrats who vote conservative as opposed to "national" Democrats who vote with the left. They are an extinct species. Some Senators and Congressmen capitalize on our memories of those days and pretend to be moderates. But they are just faking it.

    Nancy Pelosi knew -- as Harry Reid knew in the Senate -- that she had the potential support of every single Democrat in her chamber if only the price was right. The sole difference between moderate and liberal Democrats is their asking price. Moderates require slightly higher bribes to assure their votes.

    There are only two kinds of Congressmen or Senators: Democrats and Republicans. We have had a national education and its time to learn from it. In days gone by, intelligent people liked to say that they voted for the person, not the party. Now those who say this are fooling themselves. There is only party! The most conservative Democrat is way to the left of the most liberal Republican.

    The Democratic victory on Obamacare will prove the most expensive in the party's history. It will lead to the eradication of their majority, the defeat of more than fifty of their Congressmen, the switch of Senate control, and Republican domination for decades. And, in the end, it will have done nothing to improve health care. But, fortunately, we can win the 2010 election to stop it from doing much damage. "
  5. kut2k2


    McCain: Over-the-hill blowhard trying desperately to hide his obvious irrelevancy. Facing a significant electoral challenge from a former congressman fired for being in Jack Abramoff's back pocket. It doesn't get any more irrelevant than that. :D

    McCain's greatest claim-to-"fame": unleashing Former Half Governor Sarah Palin on the rest of the USA.
  6. YANNIS !!!!! The master of the cut, copy and paste is on the attack.

    What is up? If day turns to night and night turns to day yannis will be there to quote Dick "the toe sucker" Morris.

    Go yannis Go yannis it's your birthday!

  7. kut2k2



    And not just any toes. Skanky streetwalker toes! Yeah, let's all line up to take advice from that guy. :D

    In a decent society, people like Dick Morris would be universally shunned. How far have we fallen.
  8. of us live in decent society.



  9. That IS funny. It evokes images of Palin coming out of the gate not unlike she has, like a terrier with her little butt shaking while running up to every outstretched hand willing to give her a pat on the head. Good girl.
  10. In a decent society, people like obama and pelosi would not have power over the rest of us.
    #10     Mar 24, 2010