Saturday, November 07, 2009

Health Care Passed in the House: 220 Yes; 215 No.

Pelosi needed 218 to pass. One Republican joined the Yes votes; otherwise, the Yes votes were Democrat. 39 Blue Dog Dems did the right thing by voting against this craptastik bill. Let Nancy Pelosi have her moment. She's finished as Speaker as of 2010. Dead Woman Walking.

My new bumper sticker: DUMP THE  PELOSI 220.

November 7, 2009: We intend to make that a date that Democrats will regret.

On his website, St. Louis Tea Party, Bill Hennessy rallies the troops: Steel your resolve. Make no mistake about what happened in Washington, DC: the 220 socialists, including one Republican, who voted to unconstitutionally take over the U.S. health care system, molested the systems of economics, politics, and trust on which this nation was founded. The resistance must increase.

It will, make no mistake about it. We're not going away. They can call us names (extremists, radicals thugs, "teabaggers,"*** illiterate right-wing hacks, "a day at the freak show" (my personal favorite from HuffPo), they can ignore the thousands showing up protesting this health crap bill, they can trivialize the numbers (dozens showed up in Washington)--I don't give a crap what they do. We are not going away. We are not going to stand by while they systematically destroy this country.

Kudos to Sharp Elbows for the Russ Carnahan video. I found this on Sharp's site today (Sunday) and laughed for the first time since last night's craptastik vote. Hey Russ Carnahan--hope you enjoyed your short-lived U.S. House of Representatives career. If I do NOTHING else in 2010, I will make sure this moroon gets the boot. "Say goodbye Russ, 'cause you're out of here."

Bill Hennessy recommends a book on his website that I just bought. My "comfort zone" is books--when I'm really stressed out, that's where I go. The book he recommends is: Rules for Conservative Radicals, by Michael Patrick Leahy.

***Tonight, Sunday night, I read this at HotAir about Obama's reference to "teabaggers." I was going to ignore what he said as beneath contempt, but the more I think about it, the angrier I become. This is quoted from Allahpundit at HotAir:

“Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, ‘Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit’ Democratic voters ‘and it will encourage the extremists.’”

When did it become the thing for an American president to do--to divide the country with rhetoric and name-calling, referring to people who exercise their First Amendment rights by a derogatory, offensive, sexual name? Oh, and let's not be childish and think that perhaps Obama doesn't realize what he's saying when he refers to people who disagree with his policies and express themselves in a peaceful way as "teabag people." He knows exactly what he's saying. This was just as deliberate a slur as the time he "scratched his nose" with his middle finger during a debate with Hillary Clinton. You also have to love Obama's definition of "extremist," which is apparently anyone who disagrees with him.

Have we ever had anyone so ill-suited to the office of President? Certainly not in my lifetime.

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