Comments on: McCain vows to press fight against Democratic deal-making on health reform http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TyC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405750 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 00:49:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405750 Yellow, in case you haven’t noticed, the filibuster is a non-issue. So why even bring it up, it isn’t going to happen with this health care fiasco.

Obama is a poor president. That’s all that needs to be said. To bring up Bush is only to make yourself feel better. He isn’t president now….Almost a year now. I am certain Obama would not be elected today because everyone knows he isn’t that good. I do with Bush was still president if you want to make comparisons. He was a very popular president, compared to Obama, if you take his average job approval ratings (which never fell below 55 percent before 9/11).

I am saying this now, this health care fiasco is going to be a rude awakening to the American people if it actually passes in to law. Mark my words.

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By: Yellow105 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405749 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 00:15:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405749 Hypocrites.
The Stimulus package passed with zero Republican votes. So the GOP can shut its mouth about whether it worked or not. Tax cuts for the rich do nothing for the economy and that’s all they have to offer.

Oh, sure, everything was just PERFECT until 2006. What an idiotic statement. Again the GOP has nothing to offer except the filibuster. Republicans have again broken their own record for the filibuster, and with 11 months to spare. Their big idea is to use whatever parliamentary rule they can come up with to grind congress to a halt, then point the finger at the Democrats and say, “Look, it’s the do-nothing Democrats. They can’t get any legislation passed! They can’t govern!” That’s the best they can come up with, and cynical doesn’t even begin to describe it. Pathetic.

Obama gets all the credit he deserves. He started out saying all these wonderful things about healthcare for all and how he is 100% behind a public option. When push came to shove, he folded like wet cardboard. That’s why he was so popular before, and why he is not so popular now. He has failed the leadership test. Bush was a cocky little prick who had the corporate media wiping his butt for him every day. When his poll numbers collapsed, the official talking point was, “we don’t care what the polls say.” Those same people won’t shut up about Obama’s poll numbers. They say you can’t have it both ways, but they want it both ways when it’s convenient for them. Cynical hypocrites.

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By: TyC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405729 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:54:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405729 Actually, it is Obama’s problem and he guaranteed the American people that unemployment would not go over 8 percent if the so called Stimulus Package was passed. He tried to take credit for one month when the unemployment numbers went down a little a few months ago. He then said it is his economy now. So, it is his mess and he can’t have it both ways.

Okay fine It is the fault of congress. The problems didn’t start until the do nothing democrats took control of the house and senate in 2006. They sat on their butts for two years letting everything go to hell and a handbasket and then blaming Bush for every problem they created. So, yes congress is the problem.

But the reality is that it wasn’t a problem Bush or the republicans created. This problem we have now is a result of decades worth of bad and self serving decisions by members of both parties. That’s the reality.

Time to stop blaming Bush for the world’s problems. Obama is clearly proving that he is up to the task of outdoing Bush on the way to destroying this country. That’s why Obama job approval rating has fallen to 44 percent (worst start ever for a president). By comparison, Bush’s job approval rating never fell below 55 percent the first year he was in office. It wasn’t until the do nothing democrats took over congress in 2006 that he job approval rating fell below 44 percent (give or take a few months…).

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By: justanotherjoe http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405727 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:19:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405727 TyC..I feel your pain. Many in this country want to blame Obama for the sorry state of affairs our country is in. We kicked the Republican’s out after they created a mess. The Democrats must not have gotten the message…they are stinking the place up as well. It’s not the Bush’s or the Obama’s that are taking our country to hell in a hand basket. It’s Congress.

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By: TyC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405726 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 15:53:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405726 justanotherjoe. I know that and I agree with you.

But that isn’t the point, this health care fiasco is the biggest government takeover in a generation. Everything about it is a sham. I am glad someone, even McCain (who I did say I am not big fan of…perhaps you were asleep when you were reading my post…), is exposing this. It’s all the “majority” (56 to 60 percent) has to try to stop this mess from becoming law.

This isn’t just any ol’ everyday bill working its way through congress. This will negatively affect all of us who have insurance we are happy with (approximately 80 percent are happy). So who really cares about Arizona? Only you. I am talking about all 50 states and the mess 60 senators about to thrust on us.

It’s a travesty.

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By: justanotherjoe http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405724 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:49:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405724 TyC…have you been asleep all this time. This is fundamentally what’s wrong with the Congress and why they can’t get spending under control. Both Democrats and Republicans make these kind of deals all the time to get bills passed. McCain acts this is the first time. He’s full of it (and I’m from Arizona). When a bill like this comes up, if something in it negatively impacts a congressman’s state, they either water the bill down or give them money for their state to get their vote for the bill.

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By: TyC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/12/21/mccain-just-beginning-to-fight-health-reform-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-405714 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 02:26:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=23408#comment-405714 I am not a great fan of McCain, but he is exactly right on this. What is happening with this health care bill is bribery. Last I heard, bribery was illegal and they aren’t even trying to hide it.

The majority of Americans are against this health care fiasco from becoming law, but with this bunch in power, it doesn’t matter one bit to them….not one bit!

It’s a travesty.

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