June 29, 2012
An Equal and Opposite Distraction
Yesterday, the Democrats threw themselves a pretty good party. There were the usual suspects dancing with lampshades on their heads (the DNC's Patrick Gaspard: "It's consitutional. Bitches.") and streaking through the front yard (Obama himself: "Still a BFD."); but in the cold light of day, it appears as though a bit of a hangover has set in. Quoth Bill Nelson, the erstwhile Senator from my home state of Florida:
A lot of us feel the health-care law wasn’t perfect. But it was needed. Our system was broken and we had to do something. Insurance companies were refusing to cover people or dropping those who got sick. So, we passed legislation to prevent insurers from running roughshod over people. And today, the Supreme Court upheld most of these reforms. Now, I think it’s time we finish the job of fixing our economy and creating more jobs.
Move along, folks, nothing to see here.
I've actually heard a few Dems using that same talking point, about how we needed to "do something" about health care, as if this in and of itself is a noble act. Lost in translation is whether or not ObamaCare is the right thing to do, a question that Nelson never answers.
It's not surprising, though. Nelson is in a tight re-election race; and while he has to justify his original vote in favor of ObamaCare, he also has to face a lot of voters who are outraged over yesterday's Supreme Court ruling. Simply put, he wants to get on both sides of the issue.
I imagine you'll see a lot of Dems parroting this same talking point in the coming months. Personally, I'm thrilled. Charlie Crist tried it in 2010, and now he's doing late-night TV ads for an ambulance-chasing law firm.
If enough voters catch on, perhaps we can consign the rest of the Dem Senate majority to a similar fate.
Hatched by Korso on this day, June 29, 2012, at the time of 1:38 PM
The following hissed in response by: Baggi
Dafydd, this is off topic, so no offense if you delete this message, but wasn't sure how else to contact you.
You posted before about a military guy in the middle east who supposedly went on a killing spree miles from base.
Like you, I thought this story had a lot of holes in it and eventually, you were going to do an update.
Anymore on this? Did you already post an update and I missed it?
The following hissed in response by: seePea
the lawyer for the military is from my area and there was a flurry of news when the first court proceedings started. Some of the holes in the story were due to bad and/or mis reporting.
shocking, I know.
somewhat back on subject :-) , I'm missing understanding something about the current Obama Health Care Tax situation. Why haven't the House Republican leaders called for a vote to repeal and then send it on to the Senate? I want to see who is standing where on the problem.
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