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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Health care reform: Been there, done that, struck out

An old rule of politics says that if a strategy fails…don’t try it again.

Democrats trying to ram heatlh care through Congress forgot that rule.

They’ve been down this road before. In 1992, the Clintons launched health care reform of pop, circumstance, hype and hoopla.

It failed.

Been there, done that, got their asses handed to them.

But the Democrats didn’t learn from the mistakes of 1994. They tried some of the same old strategies again.

And, once again, they fell short.

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Palin’s PAC spends more cash on her book than candidates

Sarah Palin, the former governor, former vice-presidential candidate and current political headache for the GOP, used her personal political action committee to buy lots of copies of her book.

In fact, Palin spent more PAC money on her book than she handed out in contributions to candidates.

She also paid more in salaries to long-time associates than she gave out in contributions.

Contributions to candidates appear to have a low priority for the Palin PAC.

Such waste of funds usually lands a candidate in hot water with the Federal Election Commission.

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Even Jon Stewart is fed up with Barack Obama

Jon Stewart: Washington, we have a problemThe Temple of Obama is crumbling from assault by disaffected Democrats and liberals who join the growing ranks of Americans who feel sold out by the one-time agent of change.

Even comedian Jon Stewart, a one-time Obama cheerleader, is soured.

Stewart recently unloaded on Obama for using an elementary school classroom for a full-fledged photo op — complete with teleprompters.

Stewart wonders why the President felt he had to be scripted and controlled by teleprompter in front of a bunch of kids.

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Teabaggers: The Modern Luddites

Teabaggers: Our Modern day Luddites

1811 – The Luddite Movement is formed. Textile workers organize and destroy looms and modern textile machines because the new efficient technology destroyed their jobs and way of life. Historian E. P. Thompson argued that Luddites were not opposed to new technology simply because it was new, but to the lower, flexible prices and to the introduction of a “free” market. His claim was based on the many Luddite raids where some machines were smashed, yet those owned by owners who did not reduce prices were left unharmed.

2009 – The Teabagger movement is formed, ignorant of the more common usage of that term.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Suddenly sexy Republicans?

Virginia's First 
Lady: Maureen McDonnellNormally, you don’t see the term “sex symbol” and “Republican” in the same sentence.

Most people had a good laugh when the party of the elephant tried to pass off Sarah Palin as sexy.

The Wasilla wonder is many things: Sexy ain’t one of them.

But election of former nude Cosmo model Scott Brown as the new Senator from Massachusetts has given Republicans a hunk they can call their own and Saturday Night Live cemented Brown’s status as the new GOP sex symbol with a skit this past weekend that depicted Democrats having fantasies of Brown that had little to do with legislation and a lot to do with imagination.

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GOP hunk Scott Brown: The object of Democratic desire?

Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown, the Senator who posed nude for Cosmopolitan, got the full treatment from Saturday Night Live this weekend with a four-minute sketch that portrayed him as an on-the-make tail chaser who becomes a fanstasy for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Barbara Boxer and even gay Congressman Barney Frank.

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Democrats screwed themselves in health care debacle

Democrats say they never saw it coming, but the breakdown of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was abetted by their own mistakes.

It wasn’t just a political fluke brought on by the surprise election of a Republican senator in true-blue Massachusetts.

Looking back, Obama and his congressional allies failed to appreciate the depth of frustration with Washington — people’s desire for health care legislation that would respond to their anxieties, not the clamor of interest groups.

Former President Bill Clinton was criticized for dictating to lawmakers when his health care plan imploded in the 1990s. But Obama may have swung too far in the opposite direction, giving free rein to Capitol Hill’s culture of insider dealmaking.

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Obama’s $3.83 trillion budget includes record setting deficit

President Barack Obama (AFP)America’s free-spending President unveiled a massive $3.83 trillion budget Monday that spends more and more on fighting unemployment while boosting taxes on the weathy and freezing spending on some government programs.

President Barack Obama’s includes a record-setting $1.56 trillion deficit — up .15 trillion over the current year.

Obama targets tax increases at energy producers and those making more than $250,000 year while freezing the budgets for homeland security and domestic programs. Military budgets are not frozen and will continue to grow.

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