HEALTHCARE 'REFORM' AND GLOBAL WARMING BILLS
February 1, 2010: The Majority Democratic Party tried to ram through Healthcare Reform, and Global Warming legislation. Neither of these stupid ideas could pass, even though Democrats had a 60% super majority in both houses, and a Democrat in the White House.
Republicans were locked out of meetings and never asked to contribute any ideas to these causes. Democrats wanted this legislation and they wanted all of the credit.
Democrats lost. These bills are dead.
Or are they?
February 8, 2010: Now the President wants to get together with Republicans to try to salvage some semblance of a bill for Healthcare and Global Warming.
ARE REPUBLICANS REEEEEAALLLY THAT STUPID ?
Feb. 12, 2010: Karl Rove advises Republicans to show up and take a hard line on their principles. I disagree. Here's the problem:
(1) President Obama and the Democrats are not the least bit interest in Bipartisanship - they just want the American People to think they are interested. If they can persuade just a couple of gullible liberal Republicans (Think Maine) to compromise on some minor changes - like concessions for the Nelson Mob, and get their vote, the Healthcare bill passes. And the Democrats will forget all about bipartisonship and take all the credit.
(2) If Republicans show up and the meetings are closed to the public (and the Democrats will push for private), and Republicans assert all of their points - as they previously have in defeating the bill, this will happen: Democrats will assert that they tried bipartisan compromise, but the Republicans stubbornly refused to compromise, yada yada yada.
Republicans will protest; the establishment media will dutifully report the Democratic position - end of bipartisanship - and it's all the Republicans fault.
October 2, 2010 Update: Here we are, one month before the mid-term elections, and "We'll See" has come and gone. The Democrats didn't need any gullible Republicans to sail the Healthcare bill through the Senate Committes and a general vote. And the House (in case you didn't get the bulletin) HAVE PASSED A CAP-AND-TRADE BILL. If the Senate clings to a Democratic majority, we may well see passage of this atrocious bill, and a quick signing by President Obama who declared last week thet "We are now a green economy."
Is this guy dealing at all with reality? Where are those Green Jobs, about which he expounds? Right now they are in China. I have two questions for the clueless:
1. How are we going to compete with Chinese workers who make 50 cents an hour, in manufacturing of solar panels , etc. 2. In light of the stunning failure of (heavily subsidized, no less) green technology and manufacturing in Spain, why on Earth does this administration believe that it can work in the United States. Are these children that stupid?