Crammed it down their throats? Perhaps those callers forgot the overwhelming support on both sides, and the fact that the legislators were all read in on the information leading them to conclude that he was right?Or, is it more likely that the legislators lived in the moment and thought that an up vote would give them more power or the perception thereof?Either way, affirming a consequent doth mot make it so.
Liberaldumb is really filling America with gloom and doom. The Iraq War was bipartisan until the liberals bailed on us and our military when they perceived the operation to be too difficult. The Iraq War didn't affect every one of our lives like this health care bill will. This Health care bill will have a much much greater impact on everyone's health care and their day-to-day lives than Iraq ever did. That lib is a moron.
Libs weren’t saying that bipartisanship was overrated when the Republican Party had a one vote majority in the senate and Tom Daschle was whining like a six-year-old that didn’t get his cotton candy at the circus, complaining that the American people wanted bipartisanship.
I think it is telling that there was no argument that this is a good bill. Nothing about fixing health care in America. Just revenge.
This is a very smart guy ... "Bipartisanship is VERY overrated".
How can anyone (with a brain) compare a war with a piece of social legislation that will essentially recreate our country, practically from scratch? That just makes no sense at all. Besides, all but what? two democrats voted for the war in Iraq, this isn't even apples and oranges, it's comparing liberty and tyranny and somehow seeing them as the same thing. Oh, wait, you said a liberal caller? Ah, okay, that explains it. But I'm with Odie, he had the bipartisanship being overrated thing right. Exactly right.
I gotta go with the ol' Woodsterman on this one. You can't be bi-partisan with dictators or ideologues. I do have a Texas sized bi-partisan boot I'd like to show them though. Can you say im-peach-ment? Sure you can.2010 can't get here soon enough.
Since all the ninnies in Washington, both Republicans and Democrats, are all big government politicians, I have to wonder when it was that the US was actually bipartisan. We need strong conservatives to keep both parties from bankrupting the country and passing huge, statist legislation. This liberal radio caller has, indeed sipped the Koolaid of leftist doctrine, however.
Irrespective about how you feel about Iraq or anything else that was done in the past, every single piece of legislation must be passed based upon (1) Its own merits (2) Our ability to pay.I can think of a large number of charitable, desirable things government could undertake that would benefit the nation as a whole in the area of medical and scientific research (for example), but the sticking point comes back to our ability to pay. At present, we're bankrupt. And as Euripides commented, we as a people have been betrayed by the "progressives" and their proclivity to spend us into a position where ABILITY TO PAY becomes the single greatest consideration with any piece of legislation.
The number of idiots who come up on the Net is amazing. These liberal twits make very strange arguments.
I'm on board with the bipartisan BS. Who wants anyone to compromise with fascist communists.
I'd like to cram this socialist bill somewhere.
That caller voiced the petulant and childish attitude that the current President and his Democrat Party take toward their responsibility to represent those who elected them and to their oath to defend and protect The Constitution; throw RINOs in that mix as well. Now there's a huge mess that needs to be cleaned up, but first we have to get them to stop adding to the mess!
To Democrats "bi-partisanship" means that the Republicans "give-in".
Revenge & power. It's just making me sick.
As you know, I spend some time playing with feeble minds at Huffington Post, and what this caller said echos the majority of commenters there. Today's leftist - and most of them are radical in ideology - sincerely believe exactly what the caller said as you described. They've been sold that idea by their news media and their educational facility.Their entertainment media - which some of them conflate with their news media (as in the case of Jon Stewart and Bill Maher) tells them these things on a daily basis.Making matters worse, some of them - the young ones - have even been indoctrinated as such by their like-minded parents, and given the modern "friendship" like relationship many parents now have with their kids, that's downright scary.
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