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San Francisco, Please Take Notice

 

Say goodnight Gracie.

 

Very shortly every member of the House of Representatives will be up for re-election.  All of them, including Speaker of the House, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  While scores of Democrats are engaged in the fight of their political lives, Speaker Pelosi, rests comfortable in a district apparently brain-dead.  She was elected in 2006 with 80% of the vote, and again in 2008 with 72%. Current poll numbers in her district have her holding on to 60% of the vote. Even in the most solidly Democrat district in the nation Pelosi is showing erosion.

This is both a good thing and a bad thing.  Good in that more and more people in San Francisco are realizing what an idiot they keep sending back to Congress, but a bad thing in that still 60% of them think she’s good for America.  Nationally, the Speaker is generally regarded in a negative light.  According to the New York Times, only 15% of voting Americans hold a positive view of her while 44% view her negatively.  San Franciscans, generally feeling superior to the rest of America, probably could not care less about such polls.

Dems on the run

Such is not the case for other Democrats. Continue reading

Pelosi Supports Victory Mosque: Calls for Witch Hunt

Aug 10 2010 WASHINGTON - AUGUST 10: Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks before signing the $26 billion Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act in the U.S. Capitol August 10, 2010 in Washington, DC. Pelosi called the House back from its summer recess to pass the legislation, which the Senate passed before recessing last week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Content © 2010 Getty Images All rights reserved.Our vacuous Speaker of the House, you know the one who thinks unemployment checks stimulate the economy and thinks the only way to read a bill is after it is passed, is not only a strong advocate for building a mosque at Ground Zero, but she wants to persecute those who oppose it.  Yes, persecute.  She wants to initiate an investigation into how mosque opponents are funding their opposition and once again she’s implying the opposition is not real.  And like Bloomberg, Continue reading

Obama Flunked High School Civics

Bret Baier spars with the an Muhammed Ali-like President Obama

I’ve asked it before and I’m asking it again, why is it that anytime someone says, “let me be perfectly clear,” they proceed to be anything but. In the above interview, Obama reminded me of Muhammad Ali as he verbally danced like a butterfly around questions and attempted to sting like a bee by excoriating Baier for interrupting his long-winded attempts not to answer the questions.

The most amazing moment came, though, when the President flatly admitted that he doesn’t care how Congress passes the health bill as long as they do.  President Obama told Bret Baier of Fox News, “I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are in the House or Senate.  What I can tell you is that the vote that’s taken in the House will be a vote for health care reform.  And if people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health care reform.  And I don’t think we should pretend otherwise.” In the parlance of the web, WTF?!  So what is he saying?  I believe he’s saying, it doesn’t matter how they pass it, as long as I get to use that new pen I bought for the signing. He sounds to me like someone who didn’t pay attention in civics class.

Slaughter House Rules

When I first heard talk of the so-called “Slaughter Solution” I scoffed.  Really?  Even Nancy Pelosi knows you cannot subvert the Constitution.  Certainly, the President would refuse to sign an illegally passed law.  I could not image any Administration openly supporting the passage of a law that had not been properly voted upon.  The House and Senate bills are not the same bill.  The Senate rewrote and substantially changed the House bill.  According to tradition and my understanding of the Constitution the house must vote upon the Senate version of the bill.

As I listened to the debate I was heavily impacted by the Republican references to Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution.  It was so obvious this tactic was unconstitutional.  However, I notice the quoted text was always abbreviated (as indicated by ellipses.)  The researcher I am, I decided to reread the Constitution.  Wouldn’t it be ignorant to based my opinion on an excerpt?  But hey, most Americans base their opinions on far less – ask any liberal and they tell you what they “feel” is right.

The Constitution Assumes Democracy

Unfortunately, this is where I piss off my conservative friends, but please keep reading, then research it and convince me I’m wrong or that there is a better Article upon which to base a Constitutional challenge.

Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

This article appears to be talking primarily about overriding a Presidential veto.  I reread the entire Constitution excluding amendments to find any clear language regarding bills where the Senate substantially changes a House bill.  Clearly, over time Congress has established a long history of messing with bills and reconciling the versions into a new bill which is then passed by both houses.  But such procedures are not specifically spelled out in the Constitution.  It seems the details of how to originate a bill and pass a bill is largely left up to Congress.  When it says, “Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States,” it does not even mention their having voted on that bill.

Scary omission as we have always assumed they vote.  Today, we have Congress run by ideologues, who comb through the Constitution looking for loopholes and what they can get away with.  I believe the founding fathers took it for granted that common sense would rule Congressional procedure. They assumed any bill presented to the President was the same bill voted for by both houses of Congress, but the fact is, they forgot to spell it out for the idiots of the future. Oops.

The good news may be that the long-standing tradition of both houses voting on the same bill may sway the Supreme Court to nullify the health care law.  The bad news is that Article I, Section 5 reads, “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings…” and this will likely be the basis for Pelosi’s defense.

If Republicans were in the majority and the Slaughter Solution were even discussed, the press would be circling like sharks, insinuation dictatorship, ect.  It might have even been nicknamed the “Final Solution.” Instead today we see editorials and sycophants in the MSM defending it and claiming it’s commonly done.  To that I must exclaim, BULLSHIT.

This is an affront to American political tradition, democracy, and freedom.  If we let them get away with this, there will be no bound to how far they will go the next time!

The Idiot quote of the Year

Comes from Nancy Pelosi.

“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it”

Republicans Offer Health Care Americans Want

Reprint:  Author, John Boehner

Publication:  The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Republicans are offering a step-by-step, common-sense approach to health care reform – an altogether better solution than the 2,032-page government takeover of health care being pushed through Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

We’ve introduced a bill to lower costs, and increased access to high-quality care – a bill the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed will lower premiums by up to 10 percent, without imposing tax increases on families and small businesses.

News Conference "To Make A Healthcare 'House Call On Washington"

As Ohio and other states across the nation continue to struggle with joblessness, rising costs of living and skyrocketing health care costs, our plan offers real relief.

In fact, the House Ways and Means Committee has determined that under the Republican plan, premiums for families will be nearly $5,000 lower than the cheapest plan in the Democrats’ government-run proposal.

Not only does the Republican plan lower health care costs, but it also expands access to quality care at a price our country can afford, and tackles the problems in our health care system that have contributed to the crisis we face today.

Specifically, our bill includes common-sense solutions to:

• Guarantee that all Americans – regardless of pre-existing conditions and past illnesses – have access to the care they need at affordable prices by creating Universal Access Programs that expand and reform high-risk pools and reinsurance programs.

• Encourage competition – which is key to lowering prices and increasing quality of care – by allowing Americans to shop for coverage from coast to coast and permitting Americans living in one state to purchase insurance in another.

• Empower small businesses to pool together and offer health care at lower prices, just as corporations and labor unions do. • Reward innovation by providing incentive payments to states that reduce premiums and the number of uninsured.

• Help end costly junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order, not because they think it is good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.

These are just a few highlights of our bill. To learn more about the responsible, common-sense solutions in the Republican plan and read the entire bill, visit healthcare.gop.gov.

House GOP Leaders Hold Press Conference On Health Care Reform

Clearly, our bill offers a stark contrast to Pelosi’s health care plan. Pelosi’s bill represents bureaucracy designed to centralize health care decision-making in Washington at the expense of patients and doctors.

It will create dozens of boards, bureaus and commissions in charge of coming up with new regulations and red tape that will inevitably make health care in this country more expensive.

And despite costing $1.3 trillion, it will push billions more in costs over to already cash-strapped states like Ohio, where our governor is already struggling to fill an estimated $850 million state budget hole.

Enough is enough. Americans are fed up. The trillion-dollar “stimulus” isn’t working. Unemployment is rising. The debt to be paid by our kids and grandkids is exploding.

As members of the House of Representatives prepare to take a vote on a health care bill as early as today, they must make a decision:

They can vote for Pelosi’s bill that will raise premiums, increase taxes and cut Medicare benefits for seniors, or they can support the Republican plan that makes health care more affordable and accessible for our families.

The American people have made it clear where they stand. It is time for members of Congress to show they are listening.

Time’s Almost Up

I usually don’t post party talking points or reprint the writings of partisans, but I came into possession of the following letter from Representative Tom Price (R-GA).  What gives Congressman Price so much more credibility is the fact that he is a doctor.  Not a lawyer!

Democrats have put a stranglehold on Republicans suppressing any input. Even as Obama was assuring us he would consider Republican proposals he was refusing to meet or discuss ideas with Republicans.  I have a strong message for Democrats and Nancy Pelosi in particular, payback’s a bitch.

And now Representative Price’s letter.

Dear Friend,


Despite the hard work of Republicans to pass health care reform that increases accessibility to quality care and lowers costs, Democrats continue down the path toward a government-run public option. Speaker Pelosi has stifled all opposition to her plans, and reports from Washington indicate that they have 210 votes for the proposal. That means they are only eight votes away from passing a bill that will end personal, private insurance and eventually put a government bureaucrat between you and your doctor.

We must stand up and let our voices be heard so we can stop this devastating legislation. Elected leaders in Washington are there to serve you, and Americans are crying out for health care reform that expands choices and improves coverage – not the one size fits all approach being jammed through by Democrats in Washington!

If you haven’t already, take this opportunity to visit Voice for Freedom to sign the petition to Speaker Pelosi to stop her government takeover of health care. And please make a donation to help the GOP take back control of the House of Representatives and ensure that there are patient-centered solutions to health care reform.


Yours truly.

Congressman Tom Price, M.D.

This is not to be considered an endorsement of the Republican party or Tom Price. This is reprinted to help communicate the urgency of getting our voices heard.

It’s time to end the Palin bashing

The Dems have no moral ground to continue their Palin-bashing

Once upon a time, we learned that President Clinton, on the phone to a congressman and talking about the merits of sending U.S. ground troops into Bosnia (without a U.N. coalition or act of Congress) was being orally gratified by a woman young enough to be his daughter.

His lovely wife, Hillary, cried foul, clinging to some theory about a “vast, right-wing conspiracy” which was behind it all. In spite of the evidence, in her eyes Bill was innocent.

As history shows, President Clinton was later impeached as a consequence of lying while under oath.

All along the way, the Democrats and the DNC continued supporting President Clinton in the face of the damning evidence.

With so much fodder to drool over,  it would appear the nation – or at least the Republicans – should still be bashing Bill over his behavior and Hillary’s conspiracy theories – even after all these years.

Yet as time passed the incident, the stained dress and the vast right wing conspiracy has faded into the background. The nation has decided to move on to other important matters.

Diverting attention

You would think that since the 2008 campaigns are over the Dems would have pulled their dogs off of Sarah Palin.  Apparently they believe they have some kind of moral bone to chew on.

However, in reality, the Dems lost the moral legs to stand on a long time ago.

Today, Ms. Bill Clinton is Secretary of State and what a fine job she is doing.  We have political hack jobs like Nancy Pelosi  who is allowed to run among civilians without a leash. Then there is Barney Frank and Chris Dodd who supported policies which brought us the GSE meltdown (Fannie-Freddie) and are culpable of pulling off the crime of the century.

So while America has to deal with Pelosi, Frank and Dodd, who together are driving this country on the short and dead end road to ruin, the only thing the critics who have aligned themselves with the DNC can think about is who?  Sarah Palin?

What a stinking pile of hypocrisy.

Burying the living with the dead

As everyone knows yesterday Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) passed away.  He lost his hard-fought battle against brain cancer.  Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did not wait for his body temperature to fall before pouncing on the opportunity to use Ted’s passing as a reason to ram nationalized health care down the collective American gullet.  She excitedly commented, “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration.”  But why should I be surprised?  Remember the administration’s motto is Never let a crisis go to waste. While I would not classify the Senator’s 15 month cancer fight as a crisis, it most certainly is an opportunity.

The Sympathy Vote

In the United States, the sympathy vote is very real.  In the 2000 election, Missouri Governor Melvin Carnahan (D) died in a plane crash, while campaigning for the U.S. Senate just two weeks before the election.  Voters were undeterred and re-elected him.  However, the sympathy vote is not restricted to the common American voter.  Elected officials are sometimes willing to blindly spend billions in the name of sympathy.

The following point may ruffle a few feathers, but the motivator is the point.  In 1961, then President John F. Kennedy (D) gave his now famous We choose to go to the Moonspeech.  When the speech was delivered, such a task was impossible, ridiculously expensive, and most likely political hyperbole.  The space program was struggling to reach low Earth orbit – and doing that at great expense.  Now, I am a huge fan of the Space Program, however, had JFK not been assassinated in 1963, his dream of landing a man on the moon might have never been achieved.  The USSR and China both had dreams of landing men on the moon and nothing ever came of those dreams.  It was the memory of a fallen President that maintained the support of Congress and President Johnson and carried the task to completion.  Do you think Johnson, who was obsessed with Vietnam and social reform, would have continued spending billions on the space program had JFK completed his Presidency?

JFK’s entire Moon address

And so we see Nancy Pelosi rushing to use Ted Kennedy’s death as a tool to get her dangerous version of health care “reform” passed without resistance or anyone taking a serious look.  Now she can distract her House members from those angry voters by reminding them their friend a colleague, would have wanted them to do this. Damn the voters – this is for Ted!  And just to be fair she is not alone.  Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) appeared on Fox News this morning.  He pointed out Kennedy’s long record and his passion for the health care debate.  I did not hear him call outright, for quick passage of a bill in Ted’s honor but I felt the undertone of it.

H.R.3200 is the House health care reform bill.  Read it.  I keep saying this over and over.  Yet Liberals keep changing the subject or telling outright lies about what H.R.3200 says.  They keep saying it won’t be mandatory but the bill says otherwise.  BUT I’m not going to keep repeating myself on this.  RATHER, I will say, this bill is bad.  It will threaten the stability and soundness of our government and our way of life.  Fear-mongering?  H.R.3200, if it does nothing else threatens to overwhelm the system like no other program.  the only way to keep that from happening is to ration access to life-sustaining care.  Again I ask you do a quick search on “euthanasia Oregon”.

Culture of Death

As I often do, I’d like to make a historical reference to make a point.  Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in Washington, are or are going to, push for quick passage of a bad health care bill in honor of the dearly departed Ted Kennedy.  To me it is very much like burying the living with the dead.  If H.R.3200 is ultimately not good for the nation and breaks an otherwise functional health care system, then it will benefit no one.  Without debating “death panels” and the like, if passage of H.R.3200 results in anyone ever being asked or encouraged to assist or commit suicide to save the taxpayers money, then effectively they are burying the living with the dead.

In Ecuador, there is a stone-age people called the Waorani.  Prior to missionary activities in the 1950s, the Waorani had a pure culture of death.  They had no system or cultural methods for dealing with conflict and as a result the people were murdering each other relentlessly.  When a father was killed, (very few if any Waorani died of natural causes,) he might desire his family be buried with him(A similar practice occurred in ancient Egypt but seems to have been restricted to Pharaohs and was done for more mystical purposes – the Waorani were much less sophisticated and why I chose them as an analogy.) The Waorani were driving their race into extinction without any intellectual consideration of the future.

In much the same way, rushing legislation as important, as expensive, as large, and as complex as nationalized health care makes about as much sense as burying the living with the dead.  In fact, the end result could be the “moral equivalent.”  Hey, if you want to honor the Senator, build him a monument.  It’ll be cheaper, less dangerous, and less intrusive into our lives.

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