Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Party of NO, has Found a Cause..

From Think Progress comes this tidbit and this is something we need to really be aware of. I would almost say it is a call to arms. All of you out there who are saying this Health Care bill is now no good, and we need to protest it.. You are just feeding the Rethugs what they want to hear.

This is what Newt Gingrich had to say yesterday when he was speaking before a crowd of people in Illinois, where he was introducing Ethan Hastert, the son of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and candidate for Illinois’ 14th congressional district. Gingrich, of course, was the architect of the Republicans’ “Contract with America” in 1994 that helped the GOP regain the majority. Now, Gingrich is apparently rallying Republicans behind a new “contract” with Americans — a pledge to take away their health care.

The emphasis is mine..but read that carefully... he is wanting to do what he lead the Rethugs to do in 1994, which was to take back Congress for the Rethugs, then when they have control repeal the legislation which gives us all Health Care... So keep protesting, keep saying you don't want this bill which isn't exactly what you wanted... Don't you realize it is the best thing we have going for us and it can be improved upon as we go along... Social Security was NOT perfect, neither was Medicare when it was first passed.. but look at it now.. it is great.. yes we are still making improvements to them both.. Health Care will be the same... Let's get the best we can.. then we can improve it as we go on...

Here is Newt's full quote:

GINGRICH: If the left manages to drive through a bill which is opposed by 65 percent of the country on health care, our commitment should be simple — when we get a majority, we’re repealing the whole thing. (applause)

And I want every Democrat who is about to sacrifice their seat for socialized medicine to understand: after you lose your seat, you’re going to lose the socialized medicine too.

He is not the first, nor will he be the last to promise something like this.. so if you and others keep on protesting what we have going for us.. and don't support what we may have.. it could get really nasty out there.

Here are others:

Gingrich is just the latest Republican to commit to repealing health reform if it passes. Earlier, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) pledged to “repeal the disaster.” Also, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said, “I’ll be Chairman Joe Barton of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and we’ll repeal it.”

In his speech yesterday, Gingrich also exhorted Republicans to commit to “not implementing Copenhagen [global warming treaty] in its current form under any circumstances.”

He also sprinkled some hyperbolic fear-mongering into his speech. Gingrich said the Democrats’ economic agenda is “going to turn the whole country into Detroit — then we’ll all be uneducated, we’ll all be poor, and we’ll all live in dangerous places.”

Here is the video of Newt and his little pep talk just in case you want to hear it..

We can't let this happen... Call your Congress person.. Let them know you support the Democratic Plan for Health Care Reform.. Please.. Don't let the Right win this time around..

h/t Bob Cesca for pointing this out to me.


Leslie Parsley said...

If RZ reads this, he's going to come after me for sure. ; )

I could be very, very wrong on this but I sincerely hope not. IMO, Gingrich is a has-been, just like John McCain. I just don't think either of them have much influence. They blow off a lot of steam but they really haven't done or accomplished anything - just a lot of hot air. Of course you can say that about a lot of GOPers.

Sue said...

What an ignorant SOB!! Progressives in Congress have been saying what you are Annette, just get the damn thing passed and it can be tweeked later! I have total confidence it'll pass but the people are scaring me. Would this country really go back to rethuggery??? God help us!!! I think rethugs talking up shit how they're coming back in 2010 is bullshit, they have NOTHING and they just need to puff themselves up! I change my mind, I'm not scared of those pigs, they are irrelavent!!!

morb320 said...

Let me worry about that. Just express yourself. I have Annette's back and yours too. I am well-informed on the issues.
Annette, I also read this on TP. Newt is like a lot of the other republicans: They think we will not mobilize in 2011 and 2012, and they forget how difficult it is to change a law once it's enacted. They had control of the entire national government for most of the last 8 years, including the WH and made no attempt to repeal Roe vs. Wade, Medicare, or Social Security, if they had really wanted to do this. The hcr legislation now under consideration in Congress is a first step toward hc reform, and you're right, we should support it. It's better to take a first step than no step at all. The former means moving forward, the latter means we continue to be held hostage to the insurance companies. I'll take the former.

Annette said...

Thanks Majii.. I knew I could count on you.. I always do.. you always seem to have my back and know exactly the issues we face.. I love your input and your loyalty to the President and yet it is not blind loyalty just like me.. We all know the troubles out there and what he faces.. but he isn't perfect.. he is just like us in that he has his faults.. but I still will support him and help him in anyway I can. That's what party unity and party loyalty is supposed to be...

Thanks to all of you for your continued input.. I appreciate all sides and all opinions are welcome.

Leslie Parsley said...

Morb: "Let me worry about that. Just express yourself. I have Annette's back and yours too. I am well-informed on the issues."

I'm not sure I know what you're talking about.

Leslie Parsley said...

Okay. I got it. Really am having a brain-dead day.