Michele Bachmann: Obamacare Is Crown Jewel of Socialism

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Jan 212011

Michele Bachmann told members of the House of Representatives that, “Obamacare is the crown jewel of socialism… We won’t stop until we repeal this president.”

“Obamacare as we know is the crown jewel of socialism. It is socialized medicine. The American people spoke soundly and clearly at the ballot box in November. And, they said to us Mr. Speaker that in no uncertain terms, “Repeal this bill!” So today this body will cast a vote to repeal Obamacare. And, to those across the United States who think this may be a symbolic act, we have a message for them. This is not symbolic. This is why we were sent here and we will not stop until we repeal a president and put a president in the position of the White House who will repeal this bill. Until we repeal the current senate. Put in a senate who will listen to the American people and repeal this bill. Because what has been the result Mr. Speaker? It’s been this. It’s been job loss. It’s been increases on costs to the American people… This will break the bank and we won’t let that happen to our country. So make no mistake Mr. Speaker. We are here to stay and our resolve is firm. We will continue this fight until Obamacare is no longer the law of the land and until we can pass a bill that will actually cut the cost of health care.”

Pitchforks and Torches

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Dec 262010

What happened to the party of no?

The classic scene in Frankenstein where the villagers form an angry mob and storm the castle with pitchforks and torches to destroy the monster is the perfect corollary to events transpiring in Washington, D.C.

In the aftermath of an historic midterm election victory, Republicans allowed Obama to set the agenda, frame the issues, and spin the results of the 2010 lame duck session of Congress. Obama has managed to transform himself from a repudiated election-night loser into an action-oriented, take-charge leader pushing through controversial legislation with seconds on the clock as the Republican party of no seems only too eager to help in a misguided show of bipartisanship. Obama has managed to pass a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, secure ratification of the flawed START nuclear treaty, and pass legislation assisting 9/11 responders in a lame duck session. Where are the bold Republicans who proclaimed the end of Obama’s agenda on election night?

I’m not buying the argument that the new Congress will fix the mess created in the lame duck session. The START treaty passed 71-26, with 13 Republicans crossing the aisle. RINO’s such as Lamar Alexander, Richard Lugar, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Lisa Murkowski will be returning in the new Congress. What possessed Republican Senators to fracture a coalition that had Obama on the ropes? Now that they’ve shown their true colors, is it likely they’ll reform a solid block of opposition?

It would be nice if Tea Party members could show up in mass at the Capitol when the new Congress is sworn in to demonstrate their resolve to see the change for which they voted. Imagine the sight of thousands of concerned citizens calmly and orderly packing the Capitol grounds as the new Congress prepares for business. Not chanting or demonstrating, but sending the subtle message that we are watching you and this is your last chance. When we return, we’ll be carrying pitchforks and torches!


GOP Rep Buyer Blasts Acting Dem Speaker

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Dec 012010

This is a short clip from the floor of U.S. House of Representatives. It is always eye opening to see arrogance in action.

This is why the people have thrown you out!