Again, the Democrats, and their highly-paid “advocacy” groups, are surprised – SURPRISED – that the Republicans are pulling out all stops to take down the health care reform bill. They actually thought the Republicans were going to play fair. Remember that ridiculous article I linked to a few weeks ago in which Democrats were crowing that Republicans shot their wad in August, and won’t have any more trick to pull now? I noted at the time that this was a tad naive.
Our party, and our advocacy groups, are run by freaking morons. Read the end of the blurb below – the very end, and try to stifle a laugh. I dare you.
Democrats are bracing themselves for a new line of conservative attack against a provision in the health care legislation once considered so non-controversial that it was endorsed by several major Republican officials.
On Tuesday, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) described the health care legislation being considered by the Senate Finance Committee as a “stunning assault on liberty” due to a provision that would require individuals to buy insurance.
Earlier in the week, the individual mandate also came under attack when Tim Phillips, who heads Americans for Prosperity, described it as an assault on individual liberty.
“When you have health care, that’s a choice that impacts yourself,” Phillips told MSNBC’s Hardball. “Drivers’ insurance impacts other drivers you may have accidents with.”
The attacks have confounded Democrats in and out of government, who noted quickly that mandating coverage was, until recently, a relative given when it came to health care reform.
“It’s f–ing ludicrous,” said one health care reform activist, who noted that when Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) asked committee members to air their disagreements with an individual mandate during a meeting on May 5, no one chimed in.
LOL Baucus and the Democrats actually thought the Republicans were going to tip their hand on May 5 BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS ASKED THEM TO. And since the Republicans didn’t express any concerns, the Dems just figured the Republicans weren’t going to voice any. Way to go, Baucus. Aren’t you glad the administration put their health care reform eggs in his basket?