Because the liberal left political machine is in overdrive these days, it's nearly impossible to figure out what issue to place focus on here in the political blogosphere. Overwhelming the public with mountains of paper is a tactic liberals use to confuse and deter honest Americans from knowing what they're actually doing before it's already accomplished. Generally, liberals think people are too stupid to figure things out before they enact a program or pass a bill. They make a joke out of reading the bill, as if it's completely unimportant what's actually in the bill...it only effects all of America, in many cases. CNS News recently posted an article/video in which House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (Democrat from Michigan) is quoted making fun of those who dare to suggest that our elected officials actually read what they are voting on. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat from Maryland) also had much to say on the issue. To quote Jared McAndersen, it would seem "the only thing lower than the Congressional approval rating is their cumulative I.Q."!
I admit one of the issues I've chosen to steer clear of, for the most part, on this blog is health care. It's unfamiliar territory for me, and therefore, a difficult subject to cover. I realized recently, however, that many people stop by this blog, as they do many others, to find out what the conservative position is on any given matter, and I regret I haven't done more to highlight the truth about what the House and Senate are trying to push through on the health care front. There are many in the conservative movement that have done a fantastic job of informing us:
The Heritage Foundation has been the primary voice, shedding light on what is actually in the bill known as H.R.3200, since those who have been elected by we, the people, seem intent for the most part in keeping their heads in the sand and not informing themselves on what the bill actually contains. (including President Obama) Truth is, it isn't about health care at all. It's about government intrusion into every area of your life and mine. The Democrats, with all their whining, are having a tough time with this bill. They are trying to find a Republican to blame...anybody, from Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh to any Senator or Congressman they can attach blame. The truth is, however, that they have the majority in both the House and Senate, and the white house--known as a supermajority. The problem is within their own party, and they can't blame George Bush this time. They know that if they don't have bipartisan support for this bill, they pass it, and the health care system goes to hell, it's on their shoulders. That's the bottom line.
Smart Girl Nation, a conservative online magazine associated with Smart Girl Politics, has also done a terrific job of telling the truth about the health care issue. Visit this link as well, for a host of other sites to educate you on this issue.
To read the Senate version of the bill in part, or in its entirety, follow this link. You will find it most enlightening. To read H.R. 3200, the bill now being debated behind closed doors in the House, follow this link.
As I dig into this issue myself, I will be blogging about it here. With little knowledge myself of what is actually in the bill, I cannot begin to comment with any degree of certainty on what it contains...and neither can our President. He's flying by the seat of his pants, as I write, at another scripted AARP Townhall meeting. Sounds like he's read about as much of the bill as I have.
I would be remiss, given our usual coverage of fairness in media, or lack therof, if I didn't mention this article in Newsbusters which details for you quite nicely the media coverage on this hot button issue. Bill Maher, in his usual well spoken manner, is all for Obamacare. I don't know about you, but that's all I need to convince me to...ummm, NOT support it?!...
As for other news, I'm sure you know by now that Governor Sarah Palin is now regular citizen Sarah Palin once again...and anything but regular! We congratulate the new Governor of Alaska Sean Parnell, and wish him the very best as he continues to serve. If you missed the farewell address, given by Sarah, you can watch it here on this site. We are excited to see what will come next for the former Governor.
In closing, back to the health care issue, I wanted to leave you with this list of "5 freedoms you will lose under Obamacare", according to CNN.
- Freedom to choose what's in your plan.
- Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs.
- Freedom to choose high deductible coverage.
- Freedom to keep your existing plan.
- Freedom to choose your doctors.
Tell your Congressman today how you feel about Obamacare. See this link for the contact number for your representative and call today.
To see a larger copy of the map pictured above, see this link.