Monday, July 20, 2009

... as if we needed another example

Health reform foes plan Obama's 'Waterloo'
... "I can almost guarantee you this thing won't pass before August, and if we can hold it back until we go home for a month's break in August," members of Congress will hear from "outraged" constituents, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint said on the call, which was organized by the group Conservatives for Patients Rights.
"If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him," he said.

[reported by, 17 July 2009; emphasis added]

All politics, all the time.

Senator DeMint seems to have forgotten that "We the people of the United States" ordained and established the Constitution to
promote the general welfare.
But who can blame him.

Recall St. Reagan:
"Government is not the solution, it's the problem."
[Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981]
... and 8 years of Republican mis-governance led poor Gov. Jindal to conflate W's incompetent governance with Government in his response to Obama's first State of the Union.

For Republicans it's always all politics, all the time.
Forget that the U.S. pays more for health care than any other developed country, but ranks in the bottom half with respect to health care results. [see U.S. Health Care Spending:
Comparison with Other OECD Countries
, CRS Report for Congress, Sep 2007]

No - that doesn't matter.

Forget that medical bills are bankrupting folks WITH health insurance.
[Insured ... and broke
Andrea Orr, Economic Policy Institute, 14 July 2009]

No - that doesn't matter.

All that matters is making Obama look bad.

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