November 9, 2009, - 12:18 am
Plenty of readers have asked me why I haven’t commented, thus far, on the “Saturday Night Special” Healthcare Russian Roulette ObamaCare vote. Hopefully, this will answer the question.
On Sunday, reader Keith from Michigan sent me this e-mail query:
Hello from a Registered Republican in Macomb [DS: a bellwether county in Metro Detroit area that was traditionally dominated by Reagan Democrats and the working-class]. Are you going to post your take on the passage of Obamacare by the House. I had heard that there was a House Rep that had his own take on the event being “historic.” This Rep quoted Napoleon, “History Is A Set Of Lies Agreed Upon.”
Keith identified himself as a centrist in the subject line of his e-mail. Below is my response to him, also Sunday, and why I haven’t posted a thing on it . . . mostly because the Republicans are no heroes in this, even if only one of them voted for this absurd healthcare bill.
I heard Representative Eric Cantor (R-Va)–whom I generally like–tell a crowd gathered for a tea party protest in Washington, this week, that “not one Republican [in the house] will vote for this bill.” He was pretty darn close. But that means nothing to me, since they had zero power in the House to stop. But when they did have the power–and when it would have meant something to me–was when the Bush Administration and its phony “no tax” allies like Grover “Pan-Muslim” Norquist–pimped us on what I call “ObamaCare #1,” the Bush Medicare spending bill, which the GOP pushed through when they had control.
It cost Americans gazillions in tax dollars and continues to be a huge boondoggle and tax on American taxpayers’ backs. Yet, not only couldn’t the Republicans say no (to that and other Bush waste), they blackmailed and extorted brave conservative Republicans to vote for it. One of the chief blackmailers/extortionists was Macomb County, Michigan Republican Congresswoman Candice Miller. That fat cow, as a Republican assistant whip, blackmailed her then-fellow Michigan Congressman Nick Smith, a principled conservative, that if he didn’t vote for Bush ObamaCare #1, the Medicare boondoggle, she and the Republicans would gang up on his son (Smith was retiring, pursuant to term limits he set for himself, and his son was running for the seat) and see to it that he wasn’t elected to Congress. A total bitch. And frankly, she should have been charged criminally with extortion. She met all of the elements in committing the crime.
Candice Miller, Hypocrite:
Bully for Bush ObamaCare #1 Now Opposes ObamaCare
So, it’s kind of hilarious to watch the same morbidly obese sow as one of the key Republican opponents to ObamaCare citing the cost, the taxes, the burden, and how it won’t help our health. Well, thanks for the tip, Fat Einstein, but all of those things were the case for your Bush version of ObamaCare and you blackmailed good people and threatened them. You’re no prize.
So now here we are, Republicans had control. They–with Candice Miller helping John Boehner lead the way–taxed and spent us to death and did the closest thing to ObamaCare they could get away with. Now that they are losers they tell us how tough they are against the socialists they helped in no small part to elect with their incredible socialist-lite job.
And that brings us to my response to Keith:
I’ve written a lot against ObamaCare. This predictable vote is not news to me. I don’t like covering the obvious that a million otherblogs are covering. The Republicans–including your disgusting Rep. Candice Miller (who tried to blackmail Rep. Nick Smith to vote for
ObamaCare 1 a/k/a the Bush Medicare bill)–brought this on us by being
so g-d-awful and non-conservative when they were in power.
For the record, Keith responded in agreement.
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