Theodore's World: White House Challenges Republicans to Use Health Care for 2010 Election

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March 15, 2010

White House Challenges Republicans to Use Health Care for 2010 Election

Robert Gibbs on "Face the Nation" says, "This is the week where we will have this important vote." He told Bob Schieffer, "Whoever you interview this time next week, you won't be talking about a proposal in the House, you will be talking about the House having passed that proposal and us being a signature away from health care reform."

FOX News

Expressing an increasing confidence that a massive health care overhaul will pass Congress — despite dire warnings from Republicans about its impact on Democrats in November — White House officials on Sunday dared the GOP to bring it on during this fall’s 2010 midterm election.

“We’re happy to have the 2010 elections be about the achievement of health care reform. That’s a debate I think we’re obviously comfortable having,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Make my day,” added senior White House adviser David Axelrod.
If the Republican Party wants to go out and say to that child who now has insurance or say to that small business that will get tax credits this year ... you know what, we're actually going to take that away from you and we don't think that's such a good idea, I say let's have that fight," Axelrod told ABC'S "This Week." "I'm ready to have that and every member of Congress ought to be willing to have that debate as well."

White House aides and House Democratic leaders have expressed increasing confidence they will get the 216 votes needed in the House to pass a Senate version of a health insurance overhaul that is not exactly what any Democrat wants but is more than no bill at all.

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

Watch every Obama voter showing up at doctors office saying “I have to pay? but I thought it was free now?”

It must be clear that every election from now on will be about liberty. If the voters want to be “comfortable” slaves to government then the ‘Rats will win.

Obama, Pelosi, Reid etc. believe that they, and their predecessors, have created enough people out there who fit the description outlined in the words of John Adams outlined below:

"John Adams, The Works of John Adams, vol. 4 (Novanglus, Thoughts on Government, Defence of the Constitution) - NO. III. - paragraph 144

"Obsta principiis (translation: resist the beginnings), nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society."

This is what the 'Progressives' have done to America! They have created millions of "seekers" after your earnings, and they are now arrogant enough to believe those dependent on the government for everything will assure their political success in 2010 and 2012.

This never has been about "health care." It is, and has been, about raw government power over the lives of citizens who inherited liberty as a birthright, and gave it away for promises of "goodies."

Posted by Wild Thing at March 15, 2010 05:55 AM


If this bill passes, there will be two health care plans. One for the elites(Congress) and one for the masses. The masses will get rationed care, the elites will get priority care.

Also,as WT stated, this plan has provisions for govt. to ultimately control our lives. If this bill passes I don't see any turning back short of revolt. My one hope is that a lot of state govts. will resist the implementation of this horrible assault on The US Constitution and state constitutions..

Posted by: TomR at March 15, 2010 09:50 AM

You're right. It's not about health care, it's about government control over peoples lives.

Posted by: BobF at March 15, 2010 10:38 AM

Well according to the official Democrat vote counter Rep. Clyburn, they don't have the votes.

Whether Stupak and the others hold out, who knows.

The Sunday shows was an obama smoke screen. They got real problems which of course, they are not admitting to, this is NOT a slam dunk as they would have everyone believe. Hence, the attitude on the Sunday Shows.

Posted by: Mark at March 15, 2010 12:36 PM

Healthcare Reform: It'll Make Democrats (Only) Feel Better! (Really, dare Republicans to use this in 2010? Okay: Who gave you lousy healthcare and doubled your taxes to pay for it? Not Republicans.)

Posted by: Anonymous at March 15, 2010 05:19 PM

Tom, that is my hope too,. That each State will have the guts to do the right thing and say no way and bring up the Constitution.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2010 06:10 PM

BobF., this all really sickens me so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2010 06:12 PM

Mark, thank you for that about the voter
counter. I also agree with you about the Sunday
talk shows.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2010 06:17 PM

Anonymous,I agree, the Rep. better say that, and if this goes through the Rep. leadership better stop the PC and get a take no prisoner attitude when they go on talk shows too, plus in how they do things and handle the left. This is not the time anymore for the nice be friendly bs. This is war to save our country and freedoms and liberty.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2010 06:20 PM