Use Reconciliation. Just Don’t Use The Word.

Obama gave his 35th speech on Health Care yesterday. He says that the country deserves and “up or down vote.” He can’t even bring himself to say “reconciliation.” Maybe that’s because in 2007 he emphatically said that they would never use it because one couldn’t govern that way.

You’ve got to break out of what I call, sort of, the 50-plus-one pattern of presidential politics. Maybe you eke out a victory of 50-plus-one, then you can’t govern. You know, you get Air Force One, I mean there are a lot of nice perks, but you can’t deliver on health care. We’re not going to pass universal health care with a 50-plus-one strategy.

But now, that is exactly how he is demanding it be passed. Power just causes one to chunk all their convictions, doesn’t it?

This really is an astonishing thing to watch. The Democrats know that the majority of the American people are against this. But they think they know better. It’s really that simple. We can’t afford it. But when has that ever mattered to the Democrats?

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Can the moderate wing of the Democratic party stop this? It really is up to them, as it has been from the beginning. Will they honor their convictions, or chunk them as Pres. Obama has?

The only thing I agree on with Obama in his speech yesterday was that this “long and wrenching debate” must come to an end.

Here’s hoping that a few Democrats in Congress save us from this.

I wanted to add this. And I want you to really think about this.

Rep. John Fleming (R-La) has offered a health care resolution that requires any Member of Congress who votes for the government health care bill to use that system themselves as well. Over 3 million Americans in all 50 states have offered their support for it. He has gotten 104 co-sponsors in the House, but the Democrat leadership won’t give it a committee hearing or a vote.

Why is that? If Democrats think this is such a good bill for your family, then why won’t they promise to use the system for their family? They won’t even let this be heard in committee.

Think about that. If our families have to live under this system, then Congress and their families should as well. It tells you something important that they refuse to do that.

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