Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rep. McCotter: Obama's "Hope and Change" Has Degenerated into "Tax and Hate."

Representative McCotter on the democratic takeover of the health care industry:

YouTube Video Link: Rep. McCotter: Obama's "Hope and Change" Has Degenerated into "Tax and Hate."

“So this is what change looks like? I would remind the president that he is not the leader of a party or ideology. He is the leader of our country, one founded not to humiliate others but to inspire the world. As families lose their jobs, their homes and their dreams for their children; as our troops fight and sacrifice in foreign fields for our liberty and security, President Obama’s obsessive-compulsive pursuit of an abominable government takeover of health care has defied the public’s objections and spoiled this, the people's House, and further alienated Americans from their representative government. As President Obama’s campaign manager of hope and change has degenerated into tax and hate…”


Hat Tip:

Gateway Pundit

14 comments:

GMpilot said...

If Congressman McCotter had paid attention in civics class, he would know that a sitting president IS the de facto head of his political party. What he should have said is that Obama is not just the head of a political party.

Then there's the usual platitudes about people losing their homes and jobs and dreams for their children. Without good health, one can't afford those things, and as events have shown, it's pretty hard to keep them if you do have them; aren't medical expenses the number one-cause of personal bankruptcy?
If this so-called takeover has “spoiled...the people's House”, the 'Pubs haven't exactly polished up its image either: which party's been shouting outrageous things during sessions in the past year? The cameras didn't lie. The public saw with their own eyes, heard with their own ears, and drew their own conclusions.

No, no, Christine. Sit down, chill out, and I'll bring you some cheese to go with that whine.

Christinewjc said...

GMPilot wrote:

If Congressman McCotter had paid attention in civics class, he would know that a sitting president IS the de facto head of his political party. What he should have said is that Obama is not just the head of a political party.

Since Rep. McCotter included that "he is the leader of our country," it can be assumed that he meant that Obama is not "just" the head of a political party. Inauguration day should have meant that he would be president for all of the people - not just those who agree with him.

GMPilot wrote:

Then there's the usual platitudes about people losing their homes and jobs and dreams for their children. Without good health, one can't afford those things, and as events have shown, it's pretty hard to keep them if you do have them; aren't medical expenses the number one-cause of personal bankruptcy?

Telling the truth about people losing their jobs and homes and the dreams of and FOR THEIR CHILDREN (because of the HUGE DEBT that they are being saddled with because of Obama's terrible and reckless spending policies) is not a "platitude." It's telling it like it is. It is hard to fight against facts, GM, but in your typical, smarmy, progressive/liberal way, you attempt to do so. You, sir, like your beloved secular city "messiah" Obama are just like the main character in the children's story - The Emperor Has No Clothes.

I don't know whether or not medical expenses are the main cause for personal bankruptcy. Perhaps others have the statistics to either refute or back that opinion up.

What I do know is this. In the case of a relative who had Alzheimers, her entire savings and I believe Medicare payments were paid to the nursing home until it was depleted. Do you consider that a case of bankruptcy? She died seven years after the initial diagnosis (this was long before the current Alzheimer's medications were developed) in that nursing home.

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Christinewjc said...

I am not claiming that health care in this country is perfect. However, it IS THE BEST ON EARTH (or was), and the fixes that could have been done (which would not have included all the bad stuff in the bill and/or led to no choice in whether a person wants health insurance or not) is downright immoral and unconstitutional.

Here's one example of what is bad in the bill. Did you know that the government takeover of college student loans will include about $1,600.00 (guestimate) of extra fees to be paid to the government (over the lifetime of the loan) to help defray the costs of this massive health care entitlement? Again, a student (and their parents) will have NO CHOICE to borrow money from other sources to pay for college expenses. That's not liberty - it's TYRANNY.

So...how do you think that Marxism will work out for them??

Rep. McCotter is dead-on correct in all that he said in that video clip.

Perhaps you approve of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi socialistic march into Marxism.

I CERTAINLY DON'T!!

As the blogger states in her post (at link above):

How ironic is it that a Russian feels the necessity to chastise America for what he perceives to be a bedrock change in our philosophy and actions? When a Russian writer believes our country has surrendered out "freedoms and souls," how much trouble are we in?


I have to say that it's REALLY sad to see you in agreement with the Marxists currently in power, considering that you are a former member of the military who took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and to fight against "all enemies foreign and domestic."

Yes. I have seen with my own eyes, heard with my own ears, and have drawn my own conclusions about ObaMAO and the Marxist progressives in Congress. Millions of Americans agree with me. Millions of former Obama supporters now agree that voting for him was a HUGE MISTAKE!

So far, I have the free speech right to express such conclusions. But perhaps the day will come (I hope to God it doesn't) that this blog might be shut down and my voice will be silenced by the thuggery and mob rule that is ObaMAO & all of his radical, corrupt cronies.


GMpilot wrote:

No, no, Christine. Sit down, chill out, and I'll bring you some cheese to go with that whine.

I'm surprised that you didn't include telling me to "shut up." Maybe you meant that when you wrote "chill out?" You would have made Nancy PeLIARsi and all the corrupt politicians in WA D.C. proud if you did.

It's obvious. You are one of them. You are, and remain, an Obama Zombie.

Gary Baker said...

"Then there's the usual platitudes about people losing their homes and jobs and dreams for their children. Without good health, one can't afford those things,"

And yet somehow America has been the scene of unparalleled growth in wealth for two centuries.

GMpilot said...

CJW: ”Since Rep. McCotter included that "he is the leader of our country," it can be assumed that he meant that Obama is not 'just' the head of a political party. Inauguration day should have meant that he would be president for all of the people - not just those who agree with him.”

You mean like his predecessor, who was famous for his courtesy to his political opponents?

”Telling the truth about people losing their jobs and homes and the dreams of and FOR THEIR CHILDREN (because of the HUGE DEBT that they are being saddled with because of Obama's terrible and reckless spending policies) is not a 'platitude.' It's telling it like it is.”

Yet your great hero Reagan amassed the HUGE-est DEBT in the history of the nation twenty years ago, nod no one on your side of the aisle has yet 'told it like it is' about that. We all though such huge debts couldn't be surpassed, but GWB managed to do it. I don't like tax-and-spend any more than anyone else, but the borrow-and-spend approach taken by recent R'publican administrations is far worse, since we now owe money to nations not necessarily friendly to us.

”It's telling it like it is. It is hard to fight against facts, GM, but in your typical, smarmy, progressive/liberal way, you attempt to do so.”

So says the screeching, bombastic, authoritarian conservative. Okay.

”I don't know whether or not medical expenses are the main cause for personal bankruptcy. Perhaps others have the statistics to either refute or back that opinion up.”

Well, here's what I used to back that assertion up:

What Causes Personal Bankruptcy

Consumer Affairs.com

Business Week.com

blogprosper.com

www.FactCheck.org

You may check them out or not, as you choose. I stand by my statement.
If you're bankrupt, paying your mortgage is out of the question. So are a lot of other desirable things.

Oh, one more thing: the story is called The Emperor's New Clothes. Don't get out much, do you?

GMpilot said...

I'm not claiming that health care in this country is perfect, either. That's been the whole point, right? Improvements can be made. You (and millions of others) don't think so. I (and millions of others) do. That's what decides horse races...and elections.

”Here's one example of what is bad in the bill. Did you know that the government takeover of college student loans will include about $1,600.00 (guestimate) of extra fees to be paid to the government (over the lifetime of the loan) to help defray the costs of this massive health care entitlement?”

Then you won't mind directing me to that paragraph so I can read it myself, right?

”Perhaps you approve of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi socialistic march into Marxism.

I CERTAINLY DON'T!!”


Perhaps you consider other blogs—which by definition, are opinionated sources—to be authoritative.
I CERTAINLY DON'T!!

”So far, I have the free speech right to express such conclusions. But perhaps the day will come (I hope to God it doesn't) that this blog might be shut down and my voice will be silenced by the thuggery and mob rule that is ObaMAO & all of his radical, corrupt cronies.”

Yes, you do hope that. It fits in nicely with the persecution complex many rabid righties have. Even though they have much of the political power, and most of the guns, it's never quite enough.

”I'm surprised that you didn't include telling me to 'shut up.' Maybe you meant that when you wrote 'chill out?' You would have made Nancy PeLIARsi and all the corrupt politicians in WA D.C. proud if you did.

First, I don't seek Pelosi's, or anyone's, approval to say what I want to say.
Second, if I did mean to say “shut up”, you would have known it in no uncertain terms.
Third, being the spineless liberal that I am, common courtesy (a lost art among many right-wingers) forbids me to say “shut up” to an administrator. I know that I am only a guest here, and I don't insult a host (as a rule) when I visit him/her.

But I have underestimated how much cheese you'll need to go with your whine.

Kevin said...

Hi Christine,
What kind of hate is this guy talking about? Surely he must mean all the racist and homophobic statements yelled at the Democrats after the health care bill was passed (not to mention the spitting)? Or is he referring to at least ten members of congress who have received death threats?
Maybe he is referring to the fact that the de facto head of the new Republican Party (Rush Limbaugh) has called for wiping these people out? Jeez, talk about hate...

Also, where in the bill is the statement about adding a certain amount to student loans? I haven't heard about this.

Christinewjc said...

GMPilot wrote:

Oh, one more thing: the story is called The Emperor's New Clothes. Don't get out much, do you?

Oh pardon me! Instead of correctly naming the book, I gave away the ending!

Such a breach of protocol! How could I have made such a terribly embarrassing error! Oh my!! It must rank right up there with Obama saying (several times in the same speech, in fact) that "corpsman" is pronounced CORPSE-MAN.

Christinewjc said...

Kevin,

Where is your proof just who it was that yelled the alleged "racist and homophobic" statements? All of the videos produced so far do not show evidence of who it was. In fact, it could have been a progressive "plant" placed there - just at the moment in time when the Dems were ascending the Capitol steps in order to blame it on the TEA Party protesters.

We already know (for a fact) that Obama's SEIU thugs attacked and beat up a black man who was handing out "don't tread on me" flags at a TEA Party protest in the past.

"Wiping people out" means to wipe them out of Congress. C'mon Kevin! Aren't you being a bit disingenuous with that claim?

About the student loans. I heard about it on Neil Cavuto's "Your World." I cannot recall the person being interviewed. However, we now find out that there is a budget mistake in the student loan program placed in the health care bill (plus a few other errors) and it needs to go back to the House for another vote.

Take a look at the partisanship and who is the party of "no" during the Senate reconciliation process over at Nice Deb's blog.

Here's an excerpt from her post:

* Senator Gregg: Protect Medicare Savings
* Senator McCain: Remove Sweetheart Deals
* Senator Crapo: No Tax Hikes for Families Earning Under $250,000
* Senator Enzi: Strike the Employer Mandate
* Senator Barrasso: Requires Legislation Not Increase Premiums
* Senator Grassley: Requires President, Congress Enroll in Exchange
* Senator Alexander: Reduce Student Loan Interest Rate
* Senator LeMieux: Members On Medicaid
* Senator Coburn: Bars Sex Offenders from Receiving E.D. Drugs
* Senator Hutchison: State Opt Out
* Senator Hatch: Block Medicare Advantage Cuts
* Senator Collins: Waive Employer Mandate Tax
* Senator Thune: Strike CLASS Act
* Senator Cornyn: Remove New Taxes on Investments
* Senator Hatch: Protect Wounded Soldiers from Medical Device Tax
* Senator Inhofe: Protect Pediatrics and Disabled from Medical Device Tax
* Senator Crapo: Protect Cancer Patients from Medical Device Tax
* Senators Roberts, Inhofe, Brown, Crapo: Strike Medical Device Tax
* Senator Burr: Tricare and Veterans Health Programs
* Senator Roberts: Rationing
* Senator Roberts: Critical Access Hospitals
* Senator Vitter: Repeals Democrats’ Health Care Bill


Go here to read the details.

Sure was a lot of "tabling" by the Dems going on regarding Republican amendments to the bill.

The Dems didn't want ANY changes to occur - and that's why they turned down most of them. At least one (maybe even two or three) could not be turned down, so the bill does have to return back to the House for a final vote.

The rejection of most of the amendments given by Republicans by the Senate Dems is very, very troubling. Especially the rejection of the viagra to convicted sex offenders amendment. Maybe that was one of the ones accepted? I would hope so.

Christinewjc said...

Here's a good article:

7 Sickening Questions About Obamacare.

Christinewjc said...

Woah. St. Louis Conservative Kevin Jackson Destroys Race-Baiter David Shuster on MSNBC

As Glenn Beck covered so eloquently on his T.V. show yesterday, the leftist creeps (like Shuster in the video) are trying to spread lies about the TEA Party protest people.

Most of the violence has been from the thugs on the left (as Kevin Jackson so easily pointed out to clueless Shuster) - the verifiable kind of violence that has been documented through video, physical evidence and arrests.

Christinewjc said...

And then there is this fact. The Media of Mass Deception is choosing to highlight threats towards Democrats from (allegedly) Republican operatives, but chooses NOT TO HIGHLIGHT THREATS TOWARDS REPUBLICANS FROM DEMOCRAT THUG OPERATIVES LIKE SEIU.

Maggie's Notebook has a good rundown of examples from the past, as well as the most recent threat (a bullet shot through Republican Eric Cantor's home office).

Be sure to take note of clueless Dem Jim Clyburn - who claims that Republicans are aiding terrorism.

Gary Baker said...

Amazing how none of slurs that the dems were complaining about were caught on the video they were making of the occasion.


Last night an Ann Coulter speech was canceled at U of Ottawa in Canada. The protesters got so rowdy that they had to cancel it because they could not guarantee everyone's safety. This is a fairly common occurrence with conservative speakers at US college campuses, and often when they are not canceled they are violently disrupted. Coulter and Malkin together have probably received more death threats than the entire Democrat Caucus.

The most rabid Klansman that ever walked the earth (also a Democrat) could still learn a lot about hate and opposing freedom from the modern left. If the dems really want to do something to lower the tone, they might try restoring Constitutional rights and freedoms to people, as well as being responsive to the electorate.

Kevin said...

Hi Gary,
What Constitutional rights have been taken away? Is there something at the Supreme Court that I haven't heard about? It appears that the Democrats are being responsive to the electorate (it is, after all, the Democrats that were elected by a majority of Americans--as opposed to Bush the first time around). Polls today show that more people are happy with the fact that the Democrats took on health care.


That is too bad about Ann Coulter, but she doesn't get this at American universities, at least according to her own words ""I go to the best schools, Harvard, the Ivy League and those kids are too intellectually proud to threaten speakers."

You also didn't point out that she has had no problems with the other Canadian universities she visited.