CPAC2010: The World According to Glenn Beck

On Saturday, Glenn Beck closed out the CPAC conference with great theater. Believe it or not I got a great deal out of watching his keynote address.

Beck starts by taking us back to the 1950’s. You see the problem is what it has always been — Communism! Yes, according to Beck, communism comes about by revolution but progressivism comes about by evolution. Progressivism sneaks up on you and before you know it you’re living in a communist state. Now I was left scratching my head on how we moved from socialism, the usual bogeyman, to communism but I guess the specific “ism” is not important so long as you strike fear into the masses.

What I sincerely love about Beck is that he stretches. He works at it. He makes Rush Limbaugh look like little more than a politically minded Andy Rooney. You know what I loved the most about Beck’s speech? In very simple terms Beck helped me understand the difference between liberals and conservatives and because he aimed his gun at Republicans even more than Democrats he came off pretty even-handed.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”false” link=”term=glenn+beck&iid=2101114″ src=”3/e/d/6/42.jpg?adImageId=10665986&imageId=2101114″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /]

You see, our differences go back to the very definition of America and the nature of the American dream. Beck sees an American tradition of hardscrabble men and women who pulled themselves up from their bootstraps. Pioneers who asked for nothing but a God-given chance to succeed without any expectation of success or sense of entitlement. Beck spells out three core beliefs that clarify what it is to be a conservative:

  1. We all have the right to pursue happiness, but not the right to happiness itself.
  2. All men are created equal … but don’t necessarily have to end up that way.
  3. Life is not fair … tough.

What bridges the pursuit of happiness to the attainment of it, according to Beck, is self-reliance, accountability and just plain hard work. If everyone starts at the same place, then the only differentiating factor for where we end up is what we DO.

Beck hammers his point home at the end of the address by delivering two readings of “The New Colossus”, the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. In his first subdued reading, the one he says most progressives interpret, Lady Liberty is saying that if you send us “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” then we Americans will rehabilitate them and restore them to strength and prosperity. In Beck’s words, “Well if you read it like that and you really think it through, what are we? A hospital?”

Then Beck delivers the poem again, this time the words leaping from his mouth, and he ends by saying, “That – that is the message. Even the people that you reject can make it here. They will give it all to be successful – here. You can make it – here.”

In other words, this is the land where a man can make himself great. Not be made great, but make himself great.

And that my friends informs the entire debate between conservatives and liberals. As Beck himself says, our Constitution is really only there to protect us from “the bad guys”. It’s there to get people out of our way so we can succeed beyond our wildest dreams if we just work hard enough. But the liberal says that the devil is in the details. The best ideals of the Constitution are worth nothing more than the paper upon which they are printed if laws do not deter men from yielding to their darker nature. The more the federal government tries to protect men from their baser selves, the more the conservative views that as unnecessary interference.

The health care debate is a prime example of this difference in the meaning of America between liberals and conservatives. It’s not that conservatives want people to die. They just don’t think it’s the government’s job to help keep them alive. Conservatives are afraid of the nanny state. Again, this harkens back to a theme in Beck’s address. There is this fundamental belief that independence is inextricably tied to self-reliance. If we become reliant on the government, we lose our independence and then some form of slavery cannot be far off.

Beck paints the picture of a country going through a terrible hangover after too many nights partying. Beck’s personal struggles with drug and alcohol abuse give him a palpable fear for what it is to lose control. The conservative philosophy is grounded in that fear, the fear that if  we give too much power to the government, we will lose control.

I submit that watching Glenn Beck’s CPAC keynote address would make the average liberal hate the average conservative just a little less. In Beck’s world, conservatives and liberals probably want the same end-game which is a society of people free to excel to their greatest potential. The difference, at least according to Beck is that liberals think the weak must be helped and in being helped everyone is uplifted while the conservative believes there are the weak who cannot be helped and that the intrusion of government to help them endangers the freedom of everyone.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

Advertisements

32 thoughts on “CPAC2010: The World According to Glenn Beck

  1. The difference, at least according to Beck is that liberals think the weak must be helped and in being helped everyone is uplifted while the conservative believes there are the weak who cannot be helped and that the intrusion of government to help them endangers the freedom of everyone.

    So close, and yet you still manage to miss the point.

    The conservative believes that it is not for government to provide everything to everyone, and that charity is good and proper, but charity comes from the individual and is not for the government to provide by compelling everyone else. That is the danger to freedom, because that empowers the government. When you have to ask the government for your heaithcare, you give it power. You also create a whole grow of people who draw their living on being the conduit for that power. Government aid doesn’t lift the recipient up; it lowers others down. It chains the potential of the best, the brightest, the most productive or ambitious to the lowest of us, and does it in a way that offers no incentive for improvement or breaking the cycle of dependency. One need look no further than the “War on Poverty” to see that the liberal approach of government “charity” is a failure. Look at the census data from the early 60s to the latest data.There is no significant change in the percentage of Americans living in poverty for this entire period despite ever growing entitlements and programs. Giving government control over healthcare will be no better. One need look only at the billions lost to waste and fraud in Medicare. But it will have the effect of growing government, and making even more of us its servants.

  2. You missed Beck’s most important message. It’s far more complicated than what you’ve written. Beck only touches on the highlights.

    I reread the Bill of Rights today. And the one overwhelming aspect I come away with when I read it is that our Constitution is a restraint, which makes sense when you remember why our founders broke away. It puts the power in the hands not of the elected, but in those who put the elected in the position of representation.

    Progressives wish to remove the restraint and create a dependency. And I don’t buy that liberals want what is best for everyone. I don’t buy your message that your motives are pure. I say baloney.

    The Progressive’s intent is based on authority, control and power, on an arrogance that says only they know best. Its the worst form of elitism and smacks of King George. Throw in their hostility towards the practice of religion in the public square, and I recognize a rat when I see one.

    You may believe your party compassionate. But I don’t. I think it is pure evil, even if everyone who calls themselves “progressive” or “liberal” or “green” doesn’t realize it.

    I don’t judge a party by its words. I judge it by its actions and the party you represent is corrupt to its core.

  3. And the one overwhelming aspect I come away with when I read it is that our Constitution is a restraint, which makes sense when you remember why our founders broke away.

    And Lord Zero knows this. This is why he is on record saying that it is a deeply flawed document…because it tells what government can’t do, and doesn’t allow government to achieve the aims of social justice (wealth redistribution).

  4. I frankly can’t understand how you could have come to this conclusion.

    It even conflicts with what you said in the piece:

    In other words, this is the land where a man can make himself great. Not be made great, but make himself great.

    Next you’ll claim Conservatives take unwanted babies and throw them off a cliff.

    Let me echo the others in their attempt to bring you back from the edge. Conservatives, recognizing the failure is simply a fact of life and that some are simply destined- regardless of the efforts made to prevent- to fail. We seek to bring everyone to the highest common denominator, knowing that all just can’t make it. Liberals on the other hand work towards the lowest common denominator, vilifying those that had the audacity to excel beyond their lot lot in life, as define by liberals…

    Please, get help…

  5. Glenn Beck called for “Eradication” of Americans.

    Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution. And it was designed to eat the Constitution…It must be cut out of the system because they cannot co-exist. And you don’t cure cancer by – well, I’m just going to give you a little bit of cancer. You must eradicate it.

    For those who claim that Beck was saying we need to “eradicate” progressivism and not progressives I call bullshit.

    If I was to say conservatism is a cancer, and no amount of that cancer can be allowed to exist, it must be eradicated, I would be seeking to get rid of those who hold those beliefs.

    You can nuance this all you want, but that’s what he said. Admit it. Beck hates liberals. Beck wants progressives gone. Beck tells his followers to get rid of them. Progressives aren’t welcome in Beck’s view of America.

    In my mind progressives are different than liberals. A liberal just wants to spend tax payer money in an attempt to help better society. A progressive wants better regulatory laws to enforce standards that better society. In other words a progressive wants to protect Americans from being ripped off, rather than just throw money at a problem. In Beck’s view both need to be “eradicated”.

  6. You can nuance this all you want, but that’s what he said. Admit it. Beck hates liberals. Beck wants progressives gone. Beck tells his follwers to get rid of them. Progressives aren’t welcome in Beck’s view of America.

    You’re right on track so far…

    For those who claim that Beck was saying we need to “eradicate” progressivism and not progressives I call bullshit.

    …and then you floor it, swerve and head straight off the reservation.

    Beck goes out of his way to make the point that he supports education and the ballot box, by calling these people out at every turn, and making sure people know who the progressives are rather than just saying, “Get a rope and take care of business.” He asks people to look at what the progs are saying, and how they rarely are open about their goals.

    As for “eliminating” opponents, you might want to talk to the progs…you know, the ones that can bring busloads of people executives’ homes and protest lawful contracts on their lawns, or bar constituents’ entry to townhall meetings with their own elected officials.

  7. Curator, I was just thinking about you the other day. Good to have you back.

    I was afraid this article might be interpreted as an overall defense of Glenn Beck and that certainly was not my intention. Beck’s words can be irresponsible bordering on dangerous. The quote you pulled from his speech is completely accurate. He identified progessivism as a cancer.

    What I did see in the speech though was a wide-eyed boyish love affair with a particular vision of America, a vision that I think is shared by many conservatives. My only goal here was to take a stab at how that vision forms the irreconcilable difference between the liberal and the conservative.

  8. Curator, welcome back. I was afraid you had become the recluse – arguing with yourself on your blog. I almost left a comment once, but thought the better of it.

    Beck hates liberals.

    Hate is such a strong word. Dislike or disdain is probably more fitting. As do millions of others – myself included.

    Beck wants progressives gone. Beck tells his followers to get rid of them.

    Yes, as do millions of others – me included.

    Progressives aren’t welcome in Beck’s view of America.

    Correct, as do millions of others with the same opinion. What’s your point? You think Beck is insinuating we railroad you and yours off to Auschwitz?

    Or is it that after about thirty years of your lies, baseless accusations, persecution of our practice of faith, rights, liberties, and business, ruining the school system, charges of American imperialism, anarchy, bullying, non performance, implementation by perversion of law of judicial fiat where the minority rules, yada yada yada, and stealing to redistribute our earnings elsewhere, it never occurred to you that we might reach our own limits of tolerance?

    You wanted a war Curator. You helped escalate it since Al Gore tried to steal an election. You’ve been running the piehole for at least 15 years, bad mouthing your political opponent every step of the way. Now that you got one, gird up your loins and act like a man.

    It’s just words. Remember?

  9. Al Gore tried to steal an election? In what universe? Hey I can understand anyone telling libs to give up their sour grapes over the Supreme Court electing Bush, but please don’t rewrite history.

  10. Oh Curator … on the theme of my previous article about “facts” one of the facts conservatives now refute is that 95% of Americans got a tax break last year. There are no facts anymore my friend. It’s not even worth saying the sky is blue. Conservatives will deny that too if a liberal said it first.

  11. We seek to bring everyone to the highest common denominator

    By what means G? You don’t like any government program designed to bring people to the highest common denominator. How does this happen? By magic?

    No, it is as I stated …. you are either a self-made man or you are lost. Personal grit and hard work. That alone assures success. Expect help from no one. You’re lucky just to be here in America, home of the brave. Count your blessings and get off your ass.

  12. Gore lost Rutherford as attested to by the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami Herald. Forget the Supreme Court.

    You did everything humanly possible to prop up the dead vote, offer of free cigarettes and booze to the illegals, and find missing votes in the cupboard and car trunk like you did in Franken Minnesota. You got beat at the buzzer and you didn’t pay enough to the officials to cheat at the 2:00 warning. Like Otter told Flounder in Animal House, “You fucked up! You trusted us.”

    Obama’s idea of a tax break is like offering up a rebate at a pawn store. Jack up the price of the merchandise 100% and offer a half cent discount on the dollar – payable nine months after you purchased the merchandise payable in the form of a store credit. Oh, and while you’re waiting for the credit, your purchasing power drops 20% do to devaluation of the dollar. You would do better from the economic standpoint to shoot the BB Gun for a Teddy Bear at the fair.

    Let me ask you a fair question. The first stimulus package added $3,000.00 to our debt in the form of every man, woman and child in America, plus interest probably in perpetuity. Now if I understood correctly, the average Obama tax break amounted to approximately two Happy Meals per paycheck.

    If I offered you and your wife plus child $9,000 plus interest, or the choice of six Happy Meals every two weeks for an undetermined time, which would you choose Rutherford?

  13. The thing I never get about liberals is they act as if the government is not made up of the same people they fear.

    They claim the government has an important role to play in protecting us from the evil of ourselves. But “ourselves” also make up the government, and they seem to forget that. This version of “ourselves” have search warrants (if we’re lucky), tanks, bureaucracy, the air waves etc. Tyranny, in this technological age we live in, scares me more then anarchy.

    Rutherford empowers people who are pretty damn hard to check. They become anonymous but that only makes them more spooky.

    Then there are the people in government who truly mean well. Sadly, they grow tentacles that wrestle other tentacles, knocking shit over everywhere. A sci-fi octopus monster of red tape, stupid fucking forms and counteractions that kill.

    As for the other evil men out there, I can stop buying Taco Bell with a turd in it. I can’t stop a submarine

    If I’m scratching my head and not quite sure, I go the free route which is also the safe route: small government.

  14. Curator is big on reporting Republican hypocrisy. Perhaps Curator would care to explain how this weighs in the scale of political justice:

    There is a combined total of 59 Democrats serving on these two panels, which hold potentially life-and-death power over Toyota’s ability to continue offering its products to American consumers. So far this year, 31 of the 59 have received re-election campaign contributions ranging from as low as $500 to as high as $10,000 from the United Auto Workers union.

    Why is that significant? Because the UAW is a major stockholder of Toyota’s top U.S. rival, General Motors. Also, Toyota has successfully resisted UAW attempts to organize the Japanese firm’s estimated 31,000 assembly line workers employed in five plants here in America.

    http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-12977-Cars-Examiner~y2010m2d24-Thirtyone-House-Dems-quizzing-Toyota-execs-got-UAW-campaign-cash

    Nothing to see here folks…move along. 😉

  15. By what means G? You don’t like any government program designed to bring people to the highest common denominator. How does this happen? By magic?” — R

    #1, you can’t point to a program that does this.

    #2, if you want a fundamental difference in ideology, here it is.

    I’m talking about the foundational premise in Conservatism that we celebrate success and strive to achieve it and you come back with government programs?

    That’s your problem; you expect the government to carry your water. Conservatism does not rely on the government, in fact, we recognize that most of the time, the government simply makes things harder.

    I didn’t succeed, damn those politicians for not making me succeed.

    I’ve tried to go over this with you several times, but it just doesn’t sink in. Success is a holistic mindset. It is the culmination of everything surrounding a person, but most importantly (in my opinion) it is about attitude. If your attitude is to blame someone else for your failures, you’ll always be a failure because you’re not going to learn from your mistakes. We’ve all had to overcome adversity, it is very, very rare that someone never has any problems on their road to success (Hmmmmmm, maybe this is something to think vis a vis Tiger Woods…). But we learn from those experiences and guess what, 90% of the time we’re better for it.

    An example, and by no means the only one, is the inner city black community. This may be a sacred cow, but I feel like steak. But before I go down this road, let me be the first to say that yeah, there are some stereotypes out there. I think that there is a lot of truth in stereotypes, which is a generalized perception of something. Stereotypes aren’t rules, you see people every day that aren’t the stereotypical archetype. In fact, I would go on to say that while stereotypes tend to be accurate for a group, they are rarely accurate for an individual and it is rare that you find the stereotypical person.

    I’ll go on to say, that before you throw the token liberal card of racism, that my family is mixed race. My children are biracial. There are four separate and distinct races in just my immediate family, to include black. So don’t give me this crap about how I just don’t understand what it’s like to be racially different and to suffer the effects of racism. BS, I have been the minority in an area and I have suffered racism from other groups. Put the card away.

    With that in mind, let me point out that these are not stereotypes.

    ~~ Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. http://www.city-journal.org/html/15_3_black_family.html
    ~~ 21% national average high school drop out. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/05/05/dropout.rate.study/index.html

    ~~ Half of the prison population is black, even though they account for just 13% of the national population. http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v01/n1305/a02.html
    (I know, you’ll lament that this shows how racist we are, but anecdotally, the only time I’ve been the victim of serious crime- home burglary- it was a couple of black guys…in Hawaii…where only 4% of the population is black…I’m not saying all blacks are criminal- they’re not- I’m just pointing out my anecdotal experience)

    The point is that you have a societal group that is- in my opinion and I believe largely born out in fact- self destructing, largely at the hands of liberal policies. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit… these aren’t Conservative bastions- they’ve been run by Dems for, in some cases, decades and have enacted liberal policy after liberal policy to what effect? Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers…, etc, etc, etc.

    I’ve seen HP debate BiW that Obama’s election breaks the glass ceiling for blacks and gives them hope that they can truly be President some day. OK, I suppose I could buy that except that Obama’s election didn’t have anything to do with the hope of accomplishing some other, less lofty goals, like graduating high school or maintaining the family unit.

    Again, this community is certainly not alone in this, though I personally think they may be the most self-delusional in the causes and effects of their plight.

    But let me bring this back to the topic at hand, you said, “By what means G? You don’t like any government program designed to bring people to the highest common denominator. How does this happen? By magic?

    Again, my response is that Conservatism does not rely on the government, in fact, we recognize that most of the time, the government simply makes things harder. Whether you want to admit it or not, you are calling for society to walk through life with not one, but hundreds of safety lanyards, to ensure that they don’t fall. Well great, they may not be falling, but guess what, they’re not moving either. As BiW has mentioned, several times, that when you examine the poverty data at the beginning of the War on Poverty to today’s poverty data, it is unchanged. This is in spite of the fact that the War on Poverty has been the single largest redistribution of wealth in this nation’s history, accounting for hundreds of billions of dollars.

    No, it is as I stated …. you are either a self-made man or you are lost. Personal grit and hard work. That alone assures success. Expect help from no one. You’re lucky just to be here in America, home of the brave. Count your blessings and get off your ass.” – R

    Assure: To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.

    Success: The favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. — The Declaration of Independence

    No one ever said don’t expect- or even ask for- help. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, in fact, that is exactly what Conservatism says to do. Celebrate the successful. Look to them for guidance and counsel, emulate their endeavors and strive for your own success. But don’t kid yourself that those answer lie within a government program…

  16. I just love Barack Obama’s idea of a bipartisan summit.

    He interrupts McCain while he is speaking.

    When McCain refuses to be interrupted, Obama starts showing how he is ignoring him by flipping the pages of a document.

    Then when McCain is done speaking, Obama insults him by telling him, “the campaign is over.”

    This summit is nothing more than bullshit kabuki theater. Republicans should not have even bothered.

  17. LOL puhleeze you are defending McCain? He sat there and whined. He offered not one new idea. He complained about process, not policy. In other words he was not there to do what they were there to do. And he got appropriately bitch-slapped.

  18. Your clowns got their clocked clean today Rutherford. No more claims about “no ideas” or nihilism. Your boys brought a knife to a gun fight. Bongo came across as a condescending bully, and the American pubic has made it abundantly Obama is no longer the arbitrator of legitimacy. Even then, you still have not learned your lesson.

    I only hope that your clowns take the “reconciliation” route, ram this disaster through, and I will patiently wait for eight months knowing fully as slow as government acts there is little to fear, were I will gleefully observe your entire pity party destroyed in one night, and the legend of Obama’s prowess will become like a fart in the wind.

    Count on it.

  19. He complained about the policy of backroom negotiations and political bribery that is part of the process Democrats are attempting to use to pass legislation that a majority of Americans don’t want.

    McCain informed Mr. “I won so kindly shut your friggen pie-hole” Obama that the process we have seen thus far has been for shit, and that the American people agree.

    Obama and his party shills got taken to task by McCain. And the only response he could muster, in classic Obama non-teleprompter form, was an insult. And it wasn’t even an original one. He pretty much wore that one out in his 1st week in office.

    His comment was inappropriate and insulting to a man that has honorably served this nation since Barry was counting his first pubes. Even if McCain was in the wrong (which I don’t believe he was), the comment he recieved was bullshit. And you can damn well bet there won’t be any fucking Congressional resolutions insisting that Barack Obama apologize for publically insulting a member of the Senate on live TV.

    We all understand why Democrats don’t like having their non-transparent, midnight, closed-door, backroom deals and congressional bribery constantly thrown up into their faces. But that’s too bad. It is going to be brought up in EVERY meeting concerning health care reform until we all agree to scrap the current mess and start over with a level playing field.

  20. R, you need help.

    When Eric Cantor put the bill on the table, Obama called it a prop. It’s the God damn point of the summit!

    Really R, you got your ass kicked today. Ponder this, the Republicans spoke for 110 minutes. Obama spoke for 119 minutes and the Dems and Obama combined spoke for 233 minutes. It was suppose to be even time. Doesn’t matter though, the more you idiots said, the worse it got for you.

    Obama is an arrogant ass, and it was blatantly obvious today.

  21. Gorilla,

    Rutherford is probably planning his strategy as we type in his defense of the current incorrigible Dim Congress.

    Expect a post of some sort, full of platitudes and fawning over Bongo’s “greatness” and command of utmost respect.

    Of course, when Rutherford is pissed like he’s probably stewing now, there’s always the Palin conspiracy and accusations of ignorance, and the hope for Darth Cheney’s death to fall back on. After all, it’s been two weeks since mocking Sarah. It’s like a stress relief for “r”.

  22. His comment was inappropriate and insulting to a man that has honorably served this nation since Barry was counting his first pubes.

    Oh please save the honor speech. Between Grassley, McCain, Dingle and Reid to name a few, it looked like a friggin senior citizen’s meeting. Years of service was irrelevant. Either you came to contribute or you came to gripe, The Repubs came to gripe as we all expected.

    McCain did make ONE valid point in his whiny speech and that was the sellout to big pharma.

    The better part was later when McCain went on attack mode again and Obama agreed with him and completely deflated him. ROTFLMAO … dude went looking for a fight and couldn’t get one.

    McCain was in a word, pathetic.

  23. I didn’t get a chance to watch the summit. However, I can tell it went bad for the Dems becuase, looking at the MSNBC.com homepage, you wouldn’t think the thing took place.

    Fox may spin the hell out of a story while MSNBC has a knack for straight up burying shit.

  24. You guys crack me up. Really you do, Obama could have started the day by saying “we’re scrapping the whole thing and we’re going to do cost control only just like the GOP wants” and you guys would still find some reason to be upset with him.

    Well I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen. Today Obama showed that the Republicans are not interested in increasing ACCESS to health care. They talk a great line about tort reform and cost cutting (with penny ante bullshit like eliminating paperwork) but when it comes to making insurance coverage available to MORE people, they come up completely empty. This is now clear to the American people. The GOP has got nuthin’.

    Now the House will pass the Senate bill and then any adjustments that need to be made will be done through reconciliation. Then come November, the Dem’s will run on having gotten something DONE and they will show how the Repubs tried to get nothing done.

    With that said …. Obama has given the Dem’s the green light to get this thing finished. If the Dem’s fail now, they are toast and utterly completely incompetent.

    P.S. Thank you, you’ve just bascially helped me write my next post in its entirety. That’s the second time that’s happened in about a month! 🙂

  25. “Then come November, the Dem’s will run on having gotten something DONE and they will show how the Repubs tried to get nothing done. “-Rutherford

    LOL. Lets make a bet. If you are correct, I will cut the above comment, paste it to a word document and then put it into a blender with ice cream and milk. I will literally drink your prediction and post it on youtube.

    Of course, only if your willing to eat your own words on camera as well.

    What do you say?

  26. If it weren’t for my already delicate digestive system Rabbit, I’d take you up on that in a heartbeat.

    This is a make or break moment for the Democrats. Obama has given them everything they need to get this done. If it passes, it will be played out as the most significant legislation since social security and every Dem candidate will ride it to VICTORY!!!

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha! 😀

  27. Lower and Middle Class people who have health-care through their employment get nothing from this except maybe a tax hike.

    Do have any idea how many people that is?

    If there is one thing you have been good at this year is being wrong.

    When it comes to the American “street”, you are always out of touch.

    Just like you dropped the ball on the realities of the tea party, you’re inexplicably way out of touch with masses on this health-care bill.

    It’s simple.

    Who will it help?

    Who will it hurt?

    Hell, people will be paying for this underfunded 1 trillion dollar nightmare for 4 years before even one person gets covered.

    The President made himself look like a fucking Congressman today.

    He got called out on the hope and change thing and threw a little hissy fit.

  28. Dude, you need help.

    Nothing to offer? Paul Ryan? The Republicans have had legislation proposed for HCR since BEFORE the Dems took it up, so no R, you’re wrong again.

    This is what came out of the summit:
    #1- Obama is an arrogant ass
    #2- The GOP knew more about what was in his 2400 page bill than he did
    #3- The argument of greedy insurance companies was completely destroyed
    #4- The GOP brought alternatives and Obama and the Dems showed that they are not interested in other ideas
    #5- The Dems, to include Obama, are bald face liars

    See R, this is why Obama didn’t want to honor the campaign promise of doing this in the public square because he knows that neither he, nor the dems, can sell the power grab that they are trying to do. You’ve been exposed.

What's on your mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s