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A Matter of Credibility, Senselessly Squandered. by The Elephant's Child
September 12, 2009, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Health Care, Politics, Progressivism | Tags:

Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina disturbed the dignity of President Obama’s extraordinarily partisan campaign health care speech to a joint session of Congress.  The President was explaining “the bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost.”

There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants.  This, too, is false — the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.  And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.

Friday Night News Dump — msnbc: “First Read”, Friday September 11, 2009

The White House tonight is providing the below clarification on what the president’s health-care proposals would mean when it comes to the issue of illegal immigrants.

Today for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone cold enroll in a plan selected on the exchange.

Here, the administration also concedes that hospitals would be compensated with public funds for the care of undocumented immigrants.

Factcheck.org’s confirmation that the House Bill authorizes coverage of “All Abortions” under ObamaCare, is available here.

The reason why so many Conservatives are sympathetic to Joe Wilson’s shout “You Lie!”, a breach of congressional etiquette for which he has apologized to the President, is that somewhere around 150 million voters were shouting the same thing at their television screens.

What seems to be little understood in Washington DC is that a great many ordinary voters have read big chunks of the House Health Care bill, and they don’t like what they have read, as a couple of million peaceful protesters  demonstrated today in the Capitol.

Now that it has been determined that the President was indeed lying, or misstating, or forgetful, or hadn’t read the bill, or was distributing a little snake oil, it might be wise of pompous Democrats to stop insisting the Representative Wilson apologize to Congress.



Yet Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust Democrats With National Security… by American Elephant
September 12, 2009, 6:44 pm
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, National Security, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: , ,

Because they think this

Obama Painting

is an appropriate way to memorialize this

9-11 impact

It’s not. It’s shameful.

Just so you know, the entirely inappropriate idea of turning the anniversary of the biggest attack on our nation’s soil since the War of 1812 into a “Day of Service” is an orchestrated, cynical political ploy by Democrats who feared that remembering 9/11 would be of political benefit to Republicans, and so wanted to “take back 9/11” — apparently by ignoring it altogether, or at best giving it very short shrift.

A quick moment of silence, and then spend the rest of the day installing compact fluorescent light bulbs or recycling! Grrrr!

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for volunteerism (and not meaningless, time-wasting “green” volunteerism, but volunteerism that actually helps). And unlike Obama, I believe volunteering means volunteering, not being paid. But my response to Democrats’  outrageous “Day of Service” proposal, is the same as your parents told you when you were a small child and you asked them why there is a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day but no “Children’s Day” — because every day is children’s day! Likewise, helping others is something we should be doing all year long, not on some designated holiday once a year. But if you make a “National Service Day” that is precisely what you promote: one day of service.

More importantly, remembering, and in so doing, comparing, the service of police and firefighters who lost their lives racing into towering infernos trying to save others by  painting living rooms, is not honoring their service at ALL, it is a MOCKERY of their sacrifice! Not to mention a mockery of the attacks.

Oh, how I wish I had more time to blog about this. As you can tell, it’s got my dander up. The more I think about it the more incensed I am.

This must not stand. This must not become a national tradition. I expect Republicans, as soon as they get back in power, to restore the focus of this day where it should be, on the attacks and response to 9/11.

What do you think?




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