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March 07, 2010

Former Democrat Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL) " we must STOP this Government take over of Health Care!"

Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL)

Source: GOP,.gov.

Rep. Parker Griffith, a former democrat, urged Congress to reject Obama’s toxic health care plan today, “It’s not too late: we can, and we must, stop this government takeover of health care.”
“In the next 10 days, Democrats in Washington will try and jam through a massive government takeover of health care. It would raise taxes, slash Medicare benefits and destroy American jobs. It would put federal bureaucrats in charge of medical decisions that should be made by patients and doctors. And it must be stopped.”

The Dem-turned-GOP cited the health care debate as the reason for his switch in political parties.

The Hill

Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) on Saturday stressed he joined the ranks of the Republicans last December because the Democratic Party had "lost its way" in the healthcare debate.

As congressional Democrats ready their final push on reform legislation, aiming to deliver a bill to the president's desk by the month's end, Griffith framed his defection in the GOP's weekly radio address as one motivated by his former party's pursuit of policies "dangerous for our country and out of step with our values."

"Given all that’s at stake, I realized that being a voice of dissent and a vote of conscience was not enough," Griffith said. "Shortly before Christmas, after much thought and prayer, I decided to align myself with House Republicans, who have stood on principle to fight this big-government agenda and offer better solutions to the challenges facing our country."

Griffith later described Senate Democrats' push to use reconciliation as a "toxic, controversial legislative scheme" that would allow party leaders "to make a few last-minute backroom deals and rely on only Democratic votes."
"Republicans understand that the right way to fix healtcare is by a step-by-step approach focused on lowering costs," the congressman said.
"My fellow Americans, it’s not too late: we can, and we must, stop this government takeover of healthcare," Griffith continued. "Make your voice heard now. America deserves better."

Wild Thing's comment........

I can just imagine how Obama hates this when a former dem speaks out against his obsession for control of we the people with his obamacare.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 7, 2010 04:55 AM


Here in NY Senators Schmuck Schumer and Kursed Gillibrand are in lock step with Oscumbo and even though Rep. Scott Murphy voted against it in the first round I'm not betting the worm won't turn. All 3 Democraps.

Posted by: Bob A at March 7, 2010 09:04 AM

Moderate Democrats in the House may be the key to blocking obaa's healthcare bill. That will then force obama to use reconcilliation. If obama does that, it will make his bid for a second term more difficult. But, we are still screwed. I think I remember that a provision was put into the Democrats health bill that once voted upon it could not be voted down.

The next few weeks are going to be interesting in this battle.

Posted by: TomR at March 7, 2010 11:05 AM

I read that Tom, There is no way THAT is constitutional. A Representative from Texas said as soon as its passed he will file for a Supreme Court Ruling on the various issues involved.

Posted by: Mark at March 7, 2010 01:00 PM

Former Democrat Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL) " we must STOP this Government take over of Health Care!"

What a RIDICULOUS statement from the former Democrat Rep. Parker Griffith when he is getting free lifetime healhcare from the government. Did he drop his free government healthcare, the same one that covers Dick Cheney and pick up a private insurer? I highly doubt it, I would love someone to ask him. As a vet, I also get free excellent SOCIALIZED lifetime healthcare from the VA hospital here in Fresno.

Off topic here is a VERY COOL story:

"Revealed: How hundreds of military personnel, millions of pounds and an experimental 'lung' saved the life of a British soldier... shot by accident in his own camp"

It was one of the most complex military logistical and medical operations ever undertaken – and it saved the life of a young British soldier critically injured in Afghanistan.

"It involved hundreds of doctors, air and ground crews of several nations, traveling many thousands of miles, revolutionary and experimental medical equipment, several planes and helicopters and communications between three continents and cost millions of pounds."

Posted by: David at March 7, 2010 03:32 PM

Bob A., I hope thery wake up and realize that even their own voters do not want this. So few people do want it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2010 05:58 PM

Tom, that is so bad and sneaky and yesssss against our Constitution. They sure have thought of everything to destroy our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2010 06:00 PM

Mark, thank you for that information about the Texas Rep..

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2010 06:02 PM

David, my understanding is that this obamacare will not effect any of the elected in Washington.That is yet another thing that is wrong with obamacare. Griffith is correct in what he said, because this health care bill is Government take over of Health Care. It will be government run and controlled and oh man oh man the whole thing is going to be socialized medicine which does not work in any country where they have such a thing.

Thanks for the link to the story at Michael Yon's. Wow amazing, thank God.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 7, 2010 06:10 PM