Answer: Because my 85 year old New Dealer mother is actually going to city hall to re-register as a republican because of them.

Posted: December 23, 2009 in elections, opinion/news, personal
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Q: How do we know the following take from Bill Kristol is correct:

First: the reaction to the deal-making. One friend e-mails, “uncharacteristically, I’m getting calls from relatives who want to talk about all the unseemly deals being cut to get the health bill through…that seems to have hit a nerve, as much as the price-tag.” That’s my sense too.

The belief that the fix is in is so contrary to the American concept of fair play that it’s going to make a huge difference. Sarah Palin closed her facebook post today with this:

The administration’s promises of transparency and bipartisanship have been broken one by one. This entire process has been defined by midnight votes on weekends, closed-door meetings with industry lobbyists, and payoffs to politicians willing to sell their principles for sweetheart deals. Is it any wonder that Americans are so disillusioned with their leaders in Washington?

This is about politics, not health care. Americans don’t want this bill. Americans don’t like this bill. Washington has stopped listening to us. But we’re paying attention, and 2010 is coming.

When an 85 year old lifelong democrats expresses an intention to go to City Hall to change their registration over this in the bluest of blue states that means trouble.

This is going to implode this congress.

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Comments
  1. rightwinggamer says:

    This was looking like a horrible holiday, that didn’t even seem like Christmas anymore, as if the Goverment Grinch stole it from us. But then again, from reading this, I think people may be underestimating the anger from both sides of the aisle.

    We won’t likely win both sides of Congress, but it is possible that the House may end up, with all things, a Republican super-majority. Unless the ACORN and vote stifling/stuffing force comes out with ultra-obvious results, the Dems are in more trouble than they care to admit.

    Maybe this thing with Cap and Trade, as well as Health Deform may die after all.

  2. Hobo Duke says:

    The senators and congress folk that chose to build their own tower of Babel, can’t hear the people speaking. 2010 will be loud and clear soon enough to all those who are smug and proud of what they have done in backrooms and hidden meetings. The light of the ballot box will chase out the vermin from Washington D.C. Change is really coming this time.

  3. Peter says:

    I am hoping that the ballot works. If it doesn’t it’s going to be ugly. The country changes by the ballot or the bullet but it changes.

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