October 20, 2007
Democrats learn a lesson
While the expansion of the SCHIP program (aka as nationalized medicine creep) was defeated, Dems are vowing to bring it back.
It seems that the hard-charging Democrats of nine months ago have hit a wall when it comes to Bush's vetoes. Today's vote means they will be forced to make concessions, despite a vow from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yesterday (subscription) that they would not give in on the $35 billion figure for SCHIP expansion.Just as the also-failed Armenian Genocide bill was a cynical, backdoor attempt to anger Turkey into disallowing the US military to move troop supplies through its territory, so this unconscionable expansion of a program for poor children into a middle-class entitlement is a way for Dems to publicly preen about how they are for teh childrens while the nasty, Simon Legree Rethuglicans ...
"I disagreed with the president's position because he wants to leave out all the children." Dennis Kucinich*.... WANT TO EAT YOUR CHILDREN!! [cue maniacal laughter]
"We're holding these members of Congress accountable for standing with President Bush and against our children." Noah Winer, head of MoveOn.org's health care campaign.*
"You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Pete Stark[raving mad]*
"Why does President Bush hate American kids?" Keith Olbermann [child pimp] *
Posted by Darleen at October 20, 2007 07:34 AM
You're sounding a little anti-kid, there Miz Darleen. Which I find kind of strange since the GOP is always going around talking this family-values stuff. Then they fight a pro-family bill such as S-chip expansion. Doesnt' make sense.
Posted by: Carl W. Goss at October 20, 2007 09:00 AM
Posted by: DANEgerus at October 20, 2007 10:47 AM
Hi, Darleen. You didn't respond to a question I asked in a previous thread.
When you said that "much of the problems of high healthcare costs in America are due to overregulation," I asked if you had any evidence/data to support this statement, or if you were speculating.
Posted by: Rightwingsnarkle at October 20, 2007 01:03 PM
Good illustration Darleen....they've been doing it for years. Reminds me of Joclyn Elders!
Posted by: HughS at October 20, 2007 01:46 PM
well, JAYSUS on a PONY Darleen, so in your mind it's OK for Republicans to use a woman in a persistent vegetative state for political advantage, but it's NOT OK for Dems to use a child with brain damage to get legislation passed which will cover millions of families who cannot afford health insurance?
Meanwhile the mess your chickenhawk President and Vice President have created in Iraq has led directly to a new episode of ethnic cleansing which may in time dwarf that which the Turks perpetrated a century ago--a mess which our children will inherit, with or without health insurance.
How do you allow yourself to be duped by the Michelle Malkin/Rush Limbaugh hate parade?
Posted by: Brad at October 20, 2007 08:47 PM
Trackback cuz I'm too lazy to set up haloscan...
Posted by: Alice H at October 21, 2007 07:44 AM
You are the spiritual heir of Cox and Forkum ;>
Posted by: Scott at October 22, 2007 12:30 AM
I like the little baby Travolta on the right....
Posted by: Stephen at November 1, 2007 12:14 PM