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Mandatory Health Insurance Advocates Accuse Republicans of Caving to Insurance Industry

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Jake Tapper reports:

President Obama's message to supporters on the "Organizing for America" email list may have been positive (if financially solicitous), but the director of his political arm was under no such apparent guidance.?? ??

Today OFA supporters in congressional districts represented by Republican Members of Congress who voted "No" last night received an email from OFA director Mitch Stewart lauding the "220 courageous representatives voted in favor of reform, moving it forward."?? ??

"Unfortunately, your representative," Stewart says in the email, which names the Member of Congress, "caved to intense pressure from insurance industry lobbyists and voted against health reform."?? ??

A Democratic official says the email is not being sent to constituents of the 39 Democratic Members of Congress who voted against the measure Saturday night.

Democrats, on the other hand, are steadfastly refusing to cave to the insurance industry, at least if by "refusing to cave" you mean "supporting legislation designed to force every American to purchase the insurance industry's product."

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  1. Can Americans really be this stupid? Maybe if we had an American Idol finalist explain the two faced bullshit the Democrats are pulling we could make some headway.

    1. It’s not that they’re stupid, it’s that they’re ignorant. They have better things to do than follow the sordid lifestyles of the sociopaths in congress. They hear a soundbite on radio while driving to work, and that’s all they know.

    2. Yes, yes they can.

    3. Most Americans are educated in government run schools, so yes, many of us really are this stupid.

  2. Can Americans really be this stupid?

    Yup

  3. Some say we’re going through a real-life Atlas Shrugged. But the way Democrats are twisting the English language, maybe it’s more like 1984.

    1. Didn’t you know? Atlas Shrugged is a paean to community solidarity and individual sacrifice for the good of the whole. Posters showing Ayn Rand embracing Mao are being distributed to grade-school classrooms even as we speak.

      1. Dammit, Don’t give them any more ideas.

  4. A Democratic official says the email is not being sent to constituents of the 39 Democratic Members of Congress who voted against the measure Saturday night.

    However, another message is probably being sent thanking them for playing the game to help maintain their seats in the 2010 election.

  5. Considering the twisting, denying, and outright lying that is the norm with our congress critters and their lackey’s in the media, this is no where near shocking.

    Recently the party line was that the GOP was the party of no. They’ve had a bill available, but Democrats refuse to consider it. I suppose, if nearly all of them haven’t read the GOP bill, it must therefore not exist, and so, the GOP have no solutions to the disproportianately billed crisis.

    1. The Left is composed of liars. I don’t say that the Right doesn’t lie, but they, at least, know when they are lying. I don’t think the Left does – the truth is whatever they want it to be.

  6. To be sure, they want to force people to buy the insurance industry’s product, but in exchange the insurance industry has to Serve The Public Interest – i.e., tow the government line.

    Then people will look to the insurance industry, then to the government, then from industry to government again, and they won’t be able to tell which is which.

    1. No, no. It’s “tow the lion”.

      1. Correct spelling isn’t the mane thing.

        1. Maybe not, but don’t you want to take pride in your work?

  7. Part of me envys the cozy ignorance of a self-satisfied liberal. These people are true believers, they actually think they’re fighting “the man” and helping people.

  8. A Democratic official says the email is not being sent to constituents of the 39 Democratic Members of Congress who voted against the measure Saturday night.

    Because the Democrats who voted “no” had purer motives for voting against it.

    (Hint: because they wanted to avoid the shitstorm that would sink their re-election chances.)

  9. Atleast some states are smart enough to try and put a ban on mandatory health insurance now.
    Read the rest of the article here:
    http://www.lowcostinsur.com/articles/national healthcare/states seeking to ban mandatory health insurance.pdf

  10. Atleast some states are smart enough to try and put a ban on mandatory health insurance now.

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