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7/30/2009

Democrats Point Fingers in Healthcare Fight

Filed under: Government,Politics — DRJ @ 1:31 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Democratic leaders in Congress are angry about healthcare. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is lashing out at insurance companies:

“It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. “Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure,” she said, adding, “They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.”

Meanwhile, over in the Senate, Harry Reid blames the Capitol Hill media:

“Reid said reporters created a fictitious deadline of a successful vote by the August recess, and downplayed the fact that the chamber won’t meet that mark.

“That is a deadline that you created,” Reid told a group of about 75 reporters. “It’s not like we don’t have a product. Significant progress has been made … The mere fact that this wasn’t done by last Friday or by five o’clock doesn’t mean we’re not going to get a quality product.”

I bet there aren’t many people in Congress who are looking forward to the August recess trip home, but I agree with Karl that the Democrats are just beginning to fight.

— DRJ

29 Responses to “Democrats Point Fingers in Healthcare Fight”

  1. Pelosi is a mentally diseased tw*t. Maybe it is the plastic surgery.

    Reid looks like a pedo-freak. Reminds me of the Nevada Senator from Godfather II.

    Welcome to Bush-o-bashing 101.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  2. I thought it was Obama who set the August deadline.

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  3. Yeah, Obama sets a hard August deadline and Reid thinks it’s the Washington Post or something.

    Dingy Harry isn’t the brightest bulb in the box.

    KingShamus (4fabb2)

  4. Ace has a great vid of Bawney Frank admitting that the “public option” plan is just a disguise for the complete takeover of the healthcare system by the Federal Gov’t. Socialists, one and all – the GOP and the Tea Partiers should go nuts on the returnees beginning next wekk.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  5. And Harry Reid is still Skelator.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  6. And this ignorant, thieving, lying, shyster, c**t would know exactly what about morals or ethics ?

    Edward Lunny (331570)

  7. The true genius of the proposals is they do not kick in until 2013. What happens in 2012?

    Ed from SFV (6162a9)

  8. I’m less mad at Madame Speaker now, as I am scared.

    Nancy (1276be)

  9. They don’t dare mention the only reason they cannot pass this monstrosity is that they cannot even keep their own people on board. I blame Boooosh.

    JD (848a9f)

  10. Meanwhile, the left is trying to figure out other ways to pay for this, like taxes on soda, or God help us, obese people.

    rochf (ae9c58)

  11. Coolidge: “The business of America is business.”
    Pelosi: “The enemy of America is business.”

    Kevin Murphy (805c5b)

  12. The media needs to shut up their stupid face. As an American I think Harry and Nancy have every right to wait until unemployment is well above 10% to explain how their health care plan what will limit health care is even more better legislation than their stimulus plan what didn’t stimulate.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  13. Is the BS photo-op to cover for Teh One and Gates’ horrible actions over yet?

    JD (ff5612)

  14. I can tell you as an employer it is cheaper for me to cancel my employees health insurance plan ( I give them 100% paid by employer HMO for the employee) and pay the 8% penalty.

    As for card check, it is a tipping point for me. I can outsource nearly half of my staff overseas if the cost and burden continues to rise. And like me every employer that can will do the same to the extent they can. Is this what the Democrats want? Because their policies will result in employers through out the nation doing the same.

    cubanbob (121ef1)

  15. CubanBob,

    Son unos mamahuevos.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  16. Well, yeah, it was Teh One™ who set the deadline. Maybe Reid is convinced that the WashPo and Teh One™ are the same thing?

    steve miller (c5e78c)

  17. So I guess that means that Pelosi paid cash for those false teeth, the plastic surgery and botox injections to avoid having to deal with those evil insurance companies.

    I mean, how freakin’ depressing is it to think that the line of succession to POTUS is Joe Biden and then Pelosi.

    Marty Farty (cb1d38)

  18. If you wish to see who are the immoral liars please check to see what Medicare and Medicaid were supposed to cost and what they have actually cost. In Medicare the costs have been underestimated since 1968 by a factor of about 11 and for Medicaid by a factor of about 100, thats right a hundred.

    Both are bankrupting us. What do you think Obama is going to do to the USA and its future.

    But every nation gets the government it deserves.

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)

  19. I can tell you as an employer it is cheaper for me to cancel my employees health insurance plan ( I give them 100% paid by employer HMO for the employee) and pay the 8% penalty.

    That’s why I imagine a few big-business Republicans are secretly and slyly chuckling over the possible passage of a uber-liberal, very socialistic healthcare bill. Which means loony Pelosi and some of her counterparts on the right may be the oddest and most cynical of bedfellows.

    Mark (411533)

  20. “It’s almost immoral what they are doing,” Pelosi said to reporters,

    Oh, you’re referring to government-employee unions and trial lawyers, among others? To the darlings of the Democrat Party? You’re spot on, Nancy!

    Mark (411533)

  21. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/07/31/obamacare_the_coming_retreat.html

    Krauthammer has a good oped about where this will end up.

    voiceofreason2 (ec9078)

  22. can’ stand the man or his smug grin.

    Julie (40fcd4)

  23. The healthcare plan we have today is not working for all Americans.

    The republican health care plan

    is to deny coverage

    cut benefits

    clean out your bank account

    watch you die

    Weneedhelp (853d8e)

  24. No, Weneedhelp, but Obama’s plan does embrace “Watch you die” for seniors and the terminally ill.

    DRJ (8d138b)

  25. Weneedhelp – Yes, you clearly need help. Those voices in your head are not real.

    JD (b9ca6b)

  26. weneedhelp doesn’t know any dirty socialist union thugs I don’t think. They sure cleaned out Government Motors’ bank accounts and now we all get to watch it die a sad dirty socialist death.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  27. Weneedhelp is showing the usual Democrat/Obama method of persuasion – lie a lot.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  28. Ms. Pelosi knows a thing or two about “immorality,” doesn’t she?

    katee (c62bfe)


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