Monday, March 15, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

White House Challenges Republicans to Use Health Care for 2010 Election

Expressing an increasing confidence that a massive health care overhaul will pass Congress -- despite dire warnings from Republicans about its impact on Democrats in November -- White House officials on Sunday dared the GOP to bring it on during this fall's 2010 midterm election.

"We're happy to have the 2010 elections be about the achievement of health care reform. That's a debate I think we're obviously comfortable having," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on "Fox News Sunday."

"Make my day," added senior White House adviser David Axelrod.

"If the Republican Party wants to go out and say to that child who now has insurance or say to that small business that will get tax credits this year ... you know what, we're actually going to take that away from you and we don't think that's such a good idea, I say let's have that fight," Axelrod told ABC'S "This Week." "I'm ready to have that and every member of Congress ought to be willing to have that debate as well."

What do you think? Winner or loser? It seems to be conventional wisdom it's a loser for Dems but is there something to the possibility the GOP will pay for denying orphans and widows the ability to get insurance?


Brooke said...

Axelrod is full of it, and it's going to be a rough November for Dems.

Miss T.C. Shore said...

This is one of the biggest problems in politics today, and I think it's on both sides. That is, that all of our elected officials have "yes men" on their staff telling them that their agenda and their beliefs are right and are what all the American people want.

None of them ever ask US what we want from them.

At least in this case, the Republicans seem to have the pulse of the majority of voters. Too bad, they can't keep their eye on the ball when they're IN power.

Ticker said...

Axelrod has rolled craps which for those folks not familiar with shooting dice means he's out of the game.
With the majority of Americans against this nonsense I think it is a great idea to bring up the so called Health Care Reform and show the people the subterfuge and plain out lying that Obama and his minions have used.
They need to use the video of Obama promising to use C-Span over and over , he lied and the people know it. They need to bring up the Louisiana Purchase as well as the Arkansas buyout. They need to call Obama's hand on his lie which he repeated just today in front of a group of Seniors that this bill will help Medicare. Even the NY Times called his hand on that back months ago.
Will the Republicans have the intestinal fortitude to carry though? That's a tough call because so far they show little backbone in challenging Obama. They just keep repeating the same tired lines and not putting forth a bill of their own and daring Obama to let it see the light of day.

Chuck said...

Brooke, I think so

TC, I think you nailed this. I think there is something else going on too. I think he may be trying to game us. Pelosi has been doing the same thing. She knows she doesn't have the votes for passing health care but is giving the illusion of it so she can give herself room to maneuver.

Ticker, they need a reel to reel tape of him saying he will not raise taxes on the middle class.

Ticker said...

Yep , chuck, that too. Remember how the Dems used Bush I's "read my lips" over and over? Alas I fear the GOP with it's affirmative action appointee, Steele at the helm nothing much will be done.

Chuck said...

Ticker, they will piss their pants at any sign of criticism and then melt away. The usual stuf

MK said...

The repubs should call those wankers on their bluff, bet the house and the farm on it.

Cos i can assure you, if they lose it won't make any difference, the left want your house and your farm and they'll take it anyway.

If Americans think that the dems don't want to screw you and your kids forever, then i'm afraid you're really getting the government you deserve.

Chuck said...

MK, agreed. Let's play it out. If the people vote the Dims back in, they deserve what they get.