Time to Pay the Reaper…

A fellow blogger, who I frequent regularly, had this to say about the recent Health Care summit between the One and the half’s and the Republicans. This was initial reaction to the summit:

Today Barack Obama showed that the Republicans are not interested in increasing ACCESS to health care. They talk a great line about tort reform and cost cutting (with penny ante foolishness like eliminating paperwork) but when it comes to making insurance coverage available to MORE people, they come up completely empty. This is now clear to the American people. The GOP has got nuthin’.

Now, Rutherford is the epitome of liberal and I am by now use to his hyperbole, but I couldn’t help at wonder how he could have possibly come to this conclusion.

Of course, after a second of thought, I remembered that Rutherford (R) lives in almost constant denial at this point, so it really wasn’t much of a surprise. At one point, R made this comment:

My God was this summit a Rorschach test or what? The right wing sees their total public humiliation as some kind of triumph.

Now, for those who don’t have a the faintest clue, Wikipedia (I know, an authority source) says this:

The Rorschach test (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoɐʃax]; also known as the Rorschach inkblot test or simply the Inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblotspsychologicalalgorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect an underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly [emphasis mine].

So this test sounds like just the thing to use when talking to a liberal. I mean, we’re talking about a political group of people who rely on emotion, as opposed to reason, and who regularly struggle when asked to explain their delusional premises.

So, with that in mind, I submit my one and only ink blot vis a vis health care reform.

National Job Approval- Barak Obama Health Care

I’ve tried to get R for some time now to explain to me how he can justify doing something- in the name of the people mind you- without either the consent or will of the people. Needless to say, I’m still waiting for his response.

Or am I? According to R:

The Dems will get their house in order. The bill will pass. The country will find out that the world did not come to an end. And the GOP will look like the losers they are come November.

Let me focus in on The country will find out that the world did not come to an end comment. From this, we can conclude that while R recognizes that the people emphatically do not support the current health care reform effort, they’ll eventually come round to their betters beliefs and accept their lot in life, as dictated by R and his ilk.

I think maybe another definition is in order here…

Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite — a select group of people with, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight or those who view their own views as so

Sean Hannity had Frank Luntz on his Fox News show to discuss the public reaction to the summit.

Another comment my liberal friend has made is:

Let’s understand this. They were not gathered there yesterday to discuss process. They were there to discuss policy.

It is convenient for R, and liberals in general, to lament the discussion of process. I mean, it sounds so much better to cast aside our troubles in this journey, and at this juncture it is most valuable to discuss the vehicle taking us forward rather than the road we came on. We Conservatives take umbrage at that since we are essentially riding in a stolen vehicle and we’d just assume not be party to this crime. By ignoring the process to here, we would be tacitly accepting that said process was somehow legitimate, which it was not by any measure.

Furthermore, he contends that, “The GOP brought ‘clean slate, step by step, start over’. That’s not ‘other ideas’.”

I’d be curious then, to hear him explain this to me:

An overwhelming majority of Americans, 73%, prefer that Congress either start from scratch (48%) or stop work completely on health care reform (25%).

Rut ro raggy…

As for policy, the One and the half’s didn’t do so well on that either. The fact that you have Obama calling his own bill a prop says something. I’d be willing to guess that if we showed the stack of money it’ll take to pay for this monstrosity, he’d call that a prop too.

What’s interesting is this, of the comments made by the Republicans, I think Paul Ryan’s were the most damaging to the President, the Dems and the current health care reform initiative, and I’ve yet to hear any one proponent of the current health care reform plan refute his points:

• “This bill does not control costs (or) reduce deficits. Instead, (it) adds a new health care entitlement when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have.”

• “The bill has 10 years of tax increases, about half a trillion dollars, with 10 years of Medicare cuts, about half a trillion dollars, to pay for six years of spending. The true 10-year cost (is) $2.3 trillion.”

• “The bill takes $52 billion in higher Social Security tax revenues and counts them as offsets. But that’s really reserved for Social Security. So either we’re double-counting them or we don’t intend on paying those Social Security benefits.”

• “The bill takes $72 billion from the CLASS Act (long-term care insurance) benefit premiums and claims them as offsets.”

• “The bill treats Medicare like a piggy bank, (raiding) half a trillion dollars not to shore up Medicare solvency, but to spend on this new government program.”

• “The chief actuary of Medicare (says) as much as 20% of Medicare providers will either go out of business or have to stop seeing Medicare beneficiaries.”

• “Millions of seniors who have chosen Medicare Advantage (Medicare through a private insurer) will lose the coverage that they now enjoy.”

• “When you strip out the double-counting and … gimmicks, the full 10-year cost of the bill has a $460 billion deficit. The second 10-year cost of this bill has a $1.4 trillion deficit.”

• “The ‘doc fix’ (restoring cuts in Medicare reimbursements) costs $371 billion … a price tag (that) made the score look bad. (So) that provision was taken out, and (put) in stand-alone legislation. But ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers. Hiding spending does not reduce spending.”

• “Are we bending the cost curve down or are we bending the cost curve up? If you look at your own chief actuary at Medicare, we’re bending it up. He’s claiming that we’re going up $222 billion, adding more to the unsustainable fiscal situation we have.”

The Dems will likely try to use Reconciliation to get it passed in the Senate, provided the new bill will pass in the House (which is by no means guaranteed). They will do this in spite of the fact that the American people are adamantly opposed to the procedure for this issue. They will pass a bill that the American people are adamantly opposed to in substance. And, as such, they will collectively commit political suicide this November.

Liberals are contributing to many negatives in this country, but this is probably the best measure yet of how out of touch the Dems are with the American people.

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.


6 thoughts on “Time to Pay the Reaper…

  1. Now, G…you know those facts can’t possibly be legitimate.

    First of all, R declared facts to be dead in his recent lament.

    Secondly, those cannot be the correct facts, and R will refute them just as soon as Moron.org Organizing for Obama SEIU gives them to him he looks them up.

    Secondly, it doesn’t matter what the American people don’t want. Barack Hussein Obama went to Harvard Law. He is smarterer than you. Just ask Joe Biden. Therefore he knows what you really want, and you really, really want this health care takeover. Just ask him.

    Now I trust we won’t have to discuss this again, because if we do, The World’s Smarterest Harvard Law grad will have to go on TV again, and tell us all again how he didn’t understand, as a law school grad, the difference between liability coverage and collision coverage, didn’t read the policy well enough to understand what was covered, and failed to understand that it was his responsibilty to sue the person who rear-ended him to recover his damages.

    Now do it. Do it for the chiiiiillllllldreeennnnn!!!!

    1. Funny you should mention that, Obama’s Organizing for America website now has prepared health care talking points and numbers for…wait for it…talk radio. This includes Rush, et al. I’m not quite sure where they were hoping to go with this, since it has been talk radio to largely expose the health care bill for the frauds they are. Are they going to pull some Jedi mind trick or something? The provisions of the bill you read is not here (hands sweep across your face…).

      Tell me something though BiW, someone who is President of Harvard Law, would you expect them to write something for the periodical? Just curious…

  2. Excellent summation of Rutherford irrationality in print. Rutherford is not thinking as clearly as he once did, because his feelings have been hurt, his team stomped into oblivion, and Bongo has proven such a clear disappointment as leader.

    It’s as if a doting parent won’t accept his child is an average student and could not have possibly flunked his first civics test. It’s the schools fault, society’s fault, the principal’s fault, the teacher’s fault – but never the marginal student at fault. Complete denial on behalf on not only Rutherford, but Hippie Professor as well.

    If the Dims are idiotic enough to pass this monstrosity of a disaster, then they will indeed by severely punished in November and we will end “Yes We Can!” once and for all. We will overturn Bongo’s dream and kick his ass to the curb in three years.

  3. Tell me something though BiW, someone who is President of Harvard Law, would you expect them to write something for the periodical? Just curious…

    Yes, it is generally expected. Law review is generally a HUGE time committment, and everyone is expected to submit something. As I had a very young child at the time I was in law school, I did not have the time, despite being invited to join Law Review.

    1. I know it is anecdotal, but I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical of the American Thinker bit on O’s writing Dreams. However, I’m beginning to suspect they’re on to something, especially since we’ve all been introduced to TOTUS.

      The dude’s a fraud and his presidency will be the future example (Carter sighs relief) of Epic Fail.

  4. Dem centrists pose challenge for Obama

    Some choice quotes…

    “Mr. Skelton says he does not see any improvements in the measure that would cause him to vote in favor of it; like Mr. Kratovil, he favors a smaller, less ambitious bill. ‘It would be a lot easier,’ he said, ‘if we cut this back to basics — take two or three or four issues on which everyone agrees and build on it.'”

    “Others, like Representative Jason Altmire, a Pennsylvania Democrat who also voted against the House bill, seem to wonder aloud why Mr. Obama is bothering. With so many Democrats feeling nervous about their past votes in favor of the health bill, Mr. Altmire said, he can imagine vote-switching in only one direction: from yes to no.”

    “But politicians do not want to be martyrs. They want to hold onto their seats.”

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