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Democrats Sold Their Party’s Reproductive Soul

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5:45pm

I’m not sure the fallout from the Stupak Amendment passing has been fully felt.

Reproductive rights is the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. Democratic activists take as a given that Democratic politicians will protect a women’s right and ability to choose. Last night the Democrats all but gave away a...

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Bruni de la Motte for Health Care Czar

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 4:50pm

Bruni de la Motte explains in The Guardian why East Germans were better off before the Berlin Wall fell:

On 9 November 1989 when...
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In The End: No Public Option, No Abortions, No Pelosi, No Reid

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 12:52pm

Joe Lieberman threw a healthy dose of water on the Pelosi-Reid-Obama health care fire this morning, reiterating that he will join in a Republican filibuster of any Senate health care bill which contains a public option. This is at least the second time in recent days Lieberman has made this commitment,...

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2000-lb Baby

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:24am

Great line from Michael Steele while going at it with Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (who also is Chair of the Democratic National Committee) on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” a few minutes ago.

After Kaine crowed snidely about how Democrats have delivered on their promises regarding health care, Steele responded:

“You delivered...
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NY Times Names Names

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 9:56am

The NY Times is naming names of House Democrats Who Voted Against the Health Care Bill.

It’s all public record, so it’s not “outing.” But it is interesting that The Times feels the need to go into such detail to highlight the Democratic heretics. The Times includes a chart showing the supposed...

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First Take On House Passage

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 11:13pm

First impressions and reactions can be dangerous, but here goes:

Passing the monstrous health care bill by just 5 votes in the House is a pyrrhic victory. Yes, it is a victory tonight for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, but at an enormous political price.

There will be hell to pay for Democrats...

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How’s That Iran Negotiation Going?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 10:12am

As Obama heads to Capitol Hill today to round-up some reluctant Blue Dog Democratic votes to ruin our health care system, raise taxes, and get the IRS involved in our lives even further, I was wondering if Obama could answer this unimportant question:

How’s that Iran negotiation going?

You know, Iran, the country...

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So Jump Already

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8:33am

The attempts by Nancy Pelosi to cajole and/or threaten House Democrats into voting for the House health care restructuring bill has a surreal quality about it.

Pelosi reminds me of a suicidal jumper on a ledge, with Republicans trying to talk Pelosi down since if she jumps, she’ll take the health care...

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Destroying More Jobs Cannot Wait Until Monday

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8:59am

Don’t have much time this morning to comment further, but note the irony that today the jobless rate hit a 25-year high at 10.2%, and tomorrow night...

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Alphabet Soup of Health Care Delusions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 3:05pm

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and American Medical Association (AMA) came out in support of the 2000-page plus House Democratic health care bills.

Do not be deceived by this alphabet soup of support. The positions of the AARP and AMA amount to political posturing divorced from the reality of...

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AARP and Consumers Union Should Put Their Money Where Their Pro-Tax Mouths Are

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 9:44am

One of the curiosities of the health care debate is the vigor with which two prominent tax-exempt organizations, AARP and Consumers Union, support Democratic proposals which will impose a myriad of taxes on the American people.

AARP is set to announce its support for the current House proposal which cuts Medicare and...

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AARP Prepares To Sell Out Seniors

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 4:31pm

The Associated Press is reporting that AARP, which purports to act in the interest of senior citizens, is going to endorse the $1.2 trillion house health care restructuring bill. The announcement could come as early as tomorrow.

AARP only nominally is a senior citizen interest group. In fact, it is a product-selling...

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Health Care Whistleblowers Gagged — In Britain

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 8:00am

Another day, another story in a British newspaper about the profound faults in the British National Health Service. This time, the government bureaucracy is silencing whistleblowers:

NHS whistleblowers are routinely gagged in order to cover up dangerous and even dishonest practices that could attract bad publicity and damage a hospital’s reputation.

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CBO Score – 18 Million Still Uninsured After Spending Over $1 Trillion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 30, 2009 at 2:57am

The Congressional Budget Office has released its “scoring” of the House health care restructuring bill. The CBO is required to score bills the way they are drafted, even if the assumptions in the legislation are unrealistic or politically unlikely to be fully implemented. Accordingly, the CBO score is the best...

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