Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

Using Ted Kennedy to Pass Healthcare Overhaul

September 6, 2009

Democrats, including Chris Dodd and John Kerry, have been calling for bipartisanship following the death of Ted Kennedy, according to CNN.

Why they expect Congressmen to drop all of their principles and support such a destructive and unread bill, not anyone would dare guess. When Karl Marx, one of the greatest historical advocates of communism, died, not anyone expected us to change our capitalist ways. The question remains: How is this any different?

It is fair to consider Marx intelligent and well-meaning, as we can consider Kennedy. Their both being lifelong advocates of sweeping reform of which most of the population opposes on ideological premises stands as another striking similarity between these cases. Both individuals worked on getting their reform passed, for decades even, and all in vain.

So, while we honor the dedication and contributions of Ted Kennedy, we shall continue to disagree with him posthumously, contrary to the wishes of the Democratic Party.

Obama can no longer claim to be non-partisan

August 19, 2009

Obama’s efforts at reform were never really non-partisan. While unification behind Obama as a man was once bipartisan, the revelation of his policies ended this trend.

First, he revealed his plans at economic stimulus. From the very beginning, there was a great opposition to this package. Economists debated the potential effectiveness of the bill, and many believed it would do more harm than good. Nontheless, Obama pushed it through, and the only criticism of the bill was that it wasn’t read.

Then came talk of another stimulus, which still appeared in the public eye as non-partisan despite its support and opposition being down party lines.

More recently, on the new healthcare reform proposal: According to CNN, Democrats are considering a loophole that would only require a 50% vote for this bill to pass, because they can’t even get all of their own party to support it. The Dems are officially unwilling to negotiate their bills and are trying to abuse their temporary majority by ramming tyranny down our throats.

The good news, though, is that the Democrats might not take this option, and may drop their public option initiative in order to pass their healthcare reform. Says Obama, “[the] public option… is not the entirety of healthcare reform”. So, even should this healthcare overhaul pass, we may be able to undo it given time.

Nontheless, anyone that even mentions that Obama or his policies are bipartisan are either not watching the news or entirely incompetant.