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  • Morning Bell: A Sham Of A Process For A Sham Of A Bill

    Speaking at a town hall meeting on August 21, 2008, in Chester, Virginia, then-candidate Barack Obama promised the American people: “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies … what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents … And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.” The participants around Obama’s fictional big table may have changed depending on where he was speaking, but throughout his campaign the essential promise was always there: “negotiations televised on C-SPAN.”

    Of course, Obama already broke this promise to the American people months ago. According to PoliFact, the backroom deals Obama cut with drug companies and hospitals last July already violated this pledge. But those were just preliminary negotiations. Surely when it came time for the final health care bill passage in Congress, Obama and his allies would welcome some transparency into the process? No such luck.

    Politico is reporting that President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will meet at the White House today (joined by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) via conference call) to set the parameters for reconciling the House and Senate versions of health care legislation. However, instead of proceeding with the usual public and open conference committee process, the White House is going to take a very active role in secret behind-closed-door meetings between the House and Senate. The Sunlight Foundation explains the implications for the American people: “Both House and Senate rules require that all conference committee meetings be open to the public unless a majority of conferees votes in open session to close the meetings. Senate rules require all conference committee reports be publicly available for at least 48 hours prior to a final vote. Without conference, there is no mechanism to provide for openness in the final discussions regarding the health care bill.”

    And there is plenty of reason the American people should demand transparency in the final stages of the legislative process. We previously identified Six Key Differences between the House and Senate bills, all of which deserve their own public debate. But one issue in particular is in desperate need of the disinfectant powers of sunlight: Sen. Ben Nelson’s (D-NE) deal exempting Nebraska from the costs of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

    Last week, after a group of 13 state attorneys general promised to file suit against Obamacare should the Nelson deal become law, Nelson called South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster to “call off the dogs.” According to McMaster’s office, Nelson said the deal was not his idea, was simply a “marker” placed in the bill, and that the issue would be fixed by extending the same Medicaid exemption to all states. Will the budget-busting Medicaid problem get “fixed” for all states? If so, how? The American people deserve to know.

    There is more than one reason the American people have turned solidly against President Obama’s health plan. Americans believe Obama’s plan will increase their health care costs, decrease the quality of their health care, raise their taxes, and increase the deficit. And as former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has admitted, Obamacare is not real health care reform. No wonder President Obama wants as little public input as possible.

    Quick Hits:

    • CSPAN has sent a letter to the House and Senate asking that they “open all important negotiations” to electronic media coverage.
    • Democrats in favor of amnesty have agreed to vote for President Barack Obama’s health care legislation in exchange for an Obama promise for amnesty legislation later this year.
    • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to seek a federal bailout to help close the $21 billion deficit his state faces over the next 18 months.
    • The number of Americans filing for personal bankruptcy rose by nearly a third in 2009.
    • According to the British government, MI5 told American intelligence agents more than a year ago that the Detroit bomber had links to extremists.
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    50 Responses to Morning Bell: A Sham Of A Process For A Sham Of A Bill

    1. Ken Jarvis - Las Veg says:

      August 21, 2008

      When he said that

      he was expecting Co-Operation for the GOP.

      He hasn't gotten it,

      so he is going to Cut them out of discussions.

      GOOD FOR OBAMA.

      The GOP Is the same as a Terrorist Organization.

    2. Barbara Cassel; Evan says:

      I am 68 years old and from Wyoming, that may not mean much to you but it does to me. I do not like leaving everything that needs to be done in someone else's hands allowing others to make all the decisions for me. That may come from my age and it may come from where I live (folks in Wyoming tend to be self-sufficient & with good reason), but I want to be involved in the decisions that will possibly alter my life. I think you are a wonderful organization, but I would like to have some input and it seems that all you are interested in is my money. What can we do as individuals? I don't like being in the dark as to what is being done. I read about all the problems, but I need to know what the solutions are and I would like to be involved in those solutions. THIS IS MY LIFE AND THE LIFE OF MY CHILDREN, GRAND-CHILDREN, ETC. and I am very concerned and not seeing anyone do anything that is detering these leftists from destroying this wonderful country. Use the people to stop this!

    3. Blair, Franconia, NH says:

      Sound familiar? Remember when then-Vice President George H.W.

      Bush, speaking for the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans, said: "READ MY LIPS! NO NEW TAXES!"? Eighteen months later, he had to break that promise to get his budget passed. Obama could have kept his promise to have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN. Did he? No. Why? Because he wanted this health care bill passed, and he wanted it passed yesterday. Well, Mr. President, READ MY LIPS! THE WE, THE PEOPLE, WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

    4. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      I can't believe there are still those out their that act surprised that Obama is a socialist lier of the highest order. He was elected on lies, with the help of the left-wing news media. He has yet to fulfill any of the policies he was elected on. Anyone that doesn't see we are at WAR with Obama and the Democrats for the very survival of America, those fools will never see the truth, regardless of the proof. There is absolutely nothing HONEST or TRUTHFUL about Obama. The sooner we all comes to grips with that fact, the sooner we can rid our country of these socialist.

    5. Jonathan, Indiana says:

      I'm beyond being surprised at any flagrantly broken promises. That's all we can expect from this administration from here on out.

    6. Dave, Laguna Niguel says:

      A recent edition of Pravda reports the Russians are amazed at the speed Marxism has taken over our country. How do they know? They lived this miserable socialist experiment in slavery for 70 years! Thats how! And as Americans, history teaches us "WE REFUSE TO LEARN FROM HISTORY". The arrogant/criminal politicians along with the attorneys(who will draw MILLIONS out of our pockets with terrorist trials…a payback from Obama)along with wall street have pillaged our bank accounts to the tune of 20TRILLION dollars and we pretend we are still "free Americans"! What a joke! You expect Heritage to report this?! I doubt it! Putin WARNED Obama and Blair "do not go down the path of Marxism, it will destroy you!". Anyone listening? Course not! We are too busy dontchaknow. A president firing a private sector CEO?! Taking over the auto industry, housing, finance, and now deciding the incomes of the private sector?! Every democrat bill/proposal is designed to STEAL more of our money, and put us closer to state sponsored slavery and we have been warned by the very people who lived it! Jobs disappearing day by day and we are told the losses are SLOWING DOWN!? Of course! NO MORE JOBS LEFT! Everyone CAN NOT work for the government! Who is left to pay the bills? That ole printing press spewing out that monopoly money is bound to burn up and soon! Then what sports fans?!

    7. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      ObamaCare is the leverage that the Government needs to regulate everything about our lives! Once you control the Health Care, you can control the Well Being of individuals. "Don't eat that popcorn, you could choke" "Don't get behind the wheel of that race car, you could crash". If this Bill passes without contention, We as the Republic of the United States of America will cease to exist. The Government will have full control of everything we do, eat, drink – you name it, the Government will control it in order to keep us "SAFE"!

      This is what comes of running to the Government for every little thing and inviting them into our lives with constant regulation. Thank you Liberal Americans, I hope that you enjoy Fascism – by the way, who is going to be the Dictator? Obama? Reid? Pelosi? I'll put my money on Pelosi!

    8. Ruth of Albemarle says:

      THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE LIED TO CONSTANTLY BY A GROUP OF THUGS WHO WERE ELECTED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS GONE ARY AND THE ONLY WAY (SINCE IT IS THEY —THE THUGS WHO MUST INTRODUCE THE BILLS WHICH BECOME LAW, IN THE FIRST PLACE)TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS IS FOR EVERY STATE IN THE UNION TO SECEDE THE UNION AND BEGIN AGAIN WITH A FEW, NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE ALREADY WONDERFUL CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, THESE BEING AS FOLLOWS: NO LAWYERS ARE ELECTABLE, ONLY PROVEN-TRACK BUSINESS LEADERS CAN APPLY TO HOLD OFFICE. TERM LIMIT OF 4 YEARS—ONLY, FOR ANY OF THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERMENT: JUDICIAL, EXECUTIVE, AND CONGRESSIONAL (BOTH HOUSES-SENATE AND REPRESENTATIVE). ONCE THE OFFICIAL'S TERM HAS ENDED–AFTER FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE TO HIS OR HER COUNTRY, THE "RETIRED" GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WILL RETURN HOME WITH NO GOVERNMENT RETIREMENT…OR GOVERNMENT INSURANCE POLOICY THAT IS FAR BETTER THAN THE FOLKS WHO PUT THE PERSON IN OFFICE, IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT IS THE HONOUR OF HAVING SERVED HIS/HER COUNTRY THAT SHOULD BE GLORIFIED INTRINSICALLY IN THAT PERSON. ABSOLUTELY NO "FREEBIES" CARRIED WITH HIM OR HER BACK HOME. ALL ELECTABLES MUST BE NATURAL BORN CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL LOBBYIST MUST BE OUTLAWED , TOTALLY, AND ABOLISH FOREVER, INTO HELL! THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION MUST BE QUICKLY SENT THERE ALSO, AND IT IS IMPERATIVE TO MAKE ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF OUR COUNTRY. NOW, THESE ARE VERY SIMPLE AMENDMENTS AND EASILY ATTAINABLE. THESE MUST BE AMENDMENTS TO OUR CONSTITUTION AND THEY ARE FEW IN NUMBER TO WEATHER THE DEMANDS UPON THIS MODERN-DAY NATION, WHICH IS TRYING TO REGAIN HER FREEDON FORM THE CROOKS NOW IN OFFICE. WHAT A SHAME, BUT IT CAN BE DONE!! QUIETLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS WE BEGIN TO SECEDE THE UNION–WITHOUT A BULLET FIRED OR WITHOUT A BIG HULL-ALBA-LU.

      THIS COUNTRY HAS GONE CRAZY THROUGH THE RULINGS OF THE ACLU, WHEREBY THE MINOIRITIES ARE RUNNING AND RUINING THE COUNTRY; THIS ORGANIZATION HAS RUINED IT. IF SOMEONE DOESN'T LIKE THE AMERICAN WAY,IF HE OR SHE DOESN'T WANT TO LEARN ENGLISH, OR PAY ALLEGENCE TO GOD OR THE AMERICAN FLAG—THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF THE STATE AND COUNTRY HE OR SHE IS ABIDING FREELY IN. AMERICANS NEED TO WAKE UP, TAKE CHARGE AND THROW OUT THE SELFISHLY,SELF-CENTED, SPOILED ROBBER-BARONS WHO ARE NOW RUNNING THIS GREAT NATION INTO POVERTY, CRIME, AND TOTAL INSANITY TOWARD THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE.

      PRESENTED ARE SIMPLE THINGS WHICH CAN AND MUST BE DONE. THOUSANDS OF E-MAILS OF DISGUST WAFT THROUGH THE INTERNET EACH DAY: IT IS TIME WE SHUT UP AND BEGIN TO QUIETLY MOVE ON A VIABLE SOLUTION TO RID THE COUNTRY OF THE RATS WHO SEEK TO DESTROY A PERFECTLY WONDERFUL GOVERNMENT SET DOWN BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS BUT NO LONGER ENFORCING THE REGULATIONS AND WISHES OUR FOUNDING FATHERS FOUGHT AND DIED TO ESTABLES AND PRESERVE.

      THE HOUR IS LATE,BUT WE MUST BEGIN THE "MINUTE-MAN" TACTICS WHICH FREED THIS NATION FROM THE TERRORS OF A SELFISH AND TOTALLY CONTROLLING GOVERNEMT IN ENGLAND. AT LEAST WE ARE ALL ON THS CONTINENT.

      THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO VOICE A FEW SIMPLE WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY….AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE SOON.

      GOD BLESS THIS GREAT NATION , AND MAY GOD'S MERCIES BE UPON OUR EFFORTS TO REGAIN OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS UNDER A NEWLY FORMED GOVERNMENT OF EQUALITY AND JSUTICE—FINALLY!

      SINCERELY,

      RG

    9. itsover, Lake Havasu says:

      Thanks to the ignorance of the American public Obama was elected. Now we are getting what we deserve for this ignorance.

      The Obama regime can do whatever it wants and all the crying in the world won't help change it. The only way change can occur is for the people to elect a different governement. I doubt if that will happen. Even if Republicans can achieve big gains in the house and senate the majority of them act no differently than what we have with the Obama regime.

      We have reached a period in the country where more people believe they will be better off with the new philosophy of re-distribution of wealth. Politicians know this so they will do all they can to cater to these deadbeats to get elected regardless of what party they belong to. It is only a matter of degree that makes a Republican different than a Democrat. They are both dedicated to big governement and entitlements.

      We are our own worst enemy.

    10. San Thor, California says:

      I'm not surprised!!! I just wish that there was more we can do about it. It's a shame that this is going on. What kind of legacy do these guys in DC want to leave behind???

    11. Ruth of Albemarle says:

      I TRULY HOPE YOU WILL PUBLISH MY "JUST SUBMITTED" COMMENTS.

      THANKING YOU I AM,

      RG

    12. Richard Cancemi, Arl says:

      EVER SINCE OBAMA SHOWED HIS FACE, HAS HE EVER SPOKEN THE TRUTH?

    13. Publius Huldah, Cook says:

      Fortunately, Presidents may be impeached, convicted and removed from office for "usurpations" (The Federalist No. 66, 2nd para). So may federal judges (The Federalist No.81, 9th para). What we need are persons of courage & integrity (who also know The Constitution)in control of both Houses of Congress. http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/

    14. Donald O'Brien says:

      Any resemblance between their (polititions) statements and the complete truth is purely coincidental.

      Every last one is a pathological liar, they wouldn't know te truth if it slapped them in the mouth.

    15. Patrick Allen Har says:

      No one is surprised by these antics. Continue to call, write, email and fax your congressmen and senators. Keep the pressure on! Don't let up. We will vote them out in November.

    16. Ben C, Ann Arbor says:

      Ken Jarvis – if you are expecting a rubber stamp approval of Obama's agenda you are not going to get it. It is, however, a little tough to have input in discussions, ie health care, when your Senator writes the bill behind closed doors. The transparency promised by Obama simply is not present. Congress is spending billions of dollars an hour – where is it going? Where is the accountability? You will be long gone when the fallout from this President is felt so what do you care? But if you have any kids or grandkids – you should be scared to death for them.

    17. Dennis A. Social Cir says:

      "Hope and change" is what he promised last year, now we just have to hope that his change does not wreck this country and change a way of life that has been bought and paid for by the blood and sweat of many a good person. The dems have been behind closed doors since 1/20/09. will stay there and tell us "the people" what we can and can not have in our lives, we must vote in 2010. I would like to see 80-90% go to the polls. Thern we could see some real change in the congress.

    18. Mary,Cleveland, OH says:

      Please Mr. Jarvis, let's not refer the U.S. political parties at terrorists organizations. Come-on!

      The president broke so many promises about this whole health care issue. He did promise it to be on C-Span, and I first heard that story air on CNN. But as you know, he has had meetings behind closed doors, with backroom deals, where AARP, SIEU and big Pharma all got kickback deals. I think AMA got kickbacks as well.

      While AMA supports Obamacare, Harvard Medical School Dean, most doctors, and 18 medical specialty groups oppose it. And AMA makes up only ~20% of the U.S. doctors.

    19. ken in santa barbara says:

      Checked your Pollster.com. Interesting cycle the health topic topic takes.

      If 52%-42% puts Americans solidly against the proposed Health Care plan,doesn't the same pollster have the American people using your terminology "solidly" approving Obama 54%- 42%. Bush was 26% – 69% and Hillary Clinton has a striking 62% – 33% favorability rating on Pollster.com. Where would that put your use of solidly, on the chart of popular or favorable?

      Polls are only useful if you take the time to understand them. Otherwise don't you think they can be powerful tools to be planted to give an incomplete picture or divide.

      Thank you for not linking us to an HF poll. We appreciate your keeping us on each others toes.

      BTW do see on that poll the gap seems to be narrowing again against the health plan.

      We are in this together despite the opposition.

    20. Judy, cape cod says:

      Ruth awesome!!!!!

    21. Daniel Bruski, Wisco says:

      Barack Obama and the Democrats want total control over every aspect of our daily lives. It's not the GOP's fault for what is happening now, it is the Anointed One and the Democrats. They are the ones that don't want to let the Republicans have their say in this debate; they've been making their worries known, but the Socialists have chosen not to listen.

    22. Mary Brown Clevelan says:

      I could be wrong, I heard the reason Nelson received such a nice "bundle" for his state is that if he didn't go along, Stratesic Air Commane in his district would be closed down. This is our Defense protection for the USA. If this is true, what other arm breaking deals are being made behind the closed doors in Washington????????

    23. E Fresquez says:

      I totally support Ruth's letter above. It can be done, if we would just decide to take back our Country. These illinois thugs that are running the White House are an embarrassment and should not be allowed to live in the House of great people. Let's push to take America back.

    24. Charles King, Cummin says:

      Has everyone in congress gone mad. A 2000+ page healthcare deform package that 1)does nothing to reduce health care COSTS to the American public. 2) Mortgages our future with huge deficits. 3)Inserts massive federal bureacracies to police and second guess our doctors advice et al ad nauseam.

      Why don't we: 1)Eliminate the insurance industries anti-trust exemption from sharing data which is just another excuse for "price fixing". 2)Allow sale of insurance products across state lines. 3)Pass serious Tort reform on non economic damages. 4) allow negociations with any drug companies for best value no matter where or from what country as long as drugs are FDA approved.

      5) Set up large group plans for individuals to sign into no matter their geographic location. 6) Eliminate coverage mandates by state or federal government to allow for differing ages marital status.6)Allow individuals the right to deduct the cost of plans from income taxes.7) Maybe allow the poor to buy into Medicade temporarily untill their ecomomic status improves.

      Just these few things would decrease the roles of the uninsured tremendously.I believe that significant health care legislation incorporating these Ideas can be written into a bill in under 100 pages. How can we possibly support previously submitted legislation that nobody has read or understand let alone let our representatives vote on it.

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    26. Ron, Texas says:

      I think the most disturbing part of this entire mess is the fact that we now have a media, controlled entirely by the government. Its no different than the state run media of Iran or Venezuela. If they were true journalists, they would be clammering for the transparency that we were promised, but have not recieved. We have got to find a way to get ourselves heard on a national basis, without lowering ourselves to the slanderous, threatening tactics that the left so easily uses, without conscience.

      Its always been my feeling, that if you want to get someones attention, hit them in the wallet. So, why do we as conservatives, who are trying to save this wonderful country from internal destruction, continue to purchase products from companies who sponsor these one sided news organizations. Broad boycotting of products sold by their sponors would get their attention, I promise you. Spread the names of those products out across the internet and if you truly feel strong about wanting to save this country, then stop supporting them with your purchases. We all know, there is power in numbers. Think about it.

    27. Bill Sr, Jacksonvill says:

      It’s so obvious to any American with an ounce of political savvy what Obama and his administration is up to and how they intend to accomplish the goals of their agenda.

      Having full control of the executive, legislative, and presumably the judicial branches of our government a t this time they are militantly engineering their blitzkrieg of legislation to advance the tsunami of socialistic reformation which Obama clearly and blatantly promised his followers and the MSM willingly candy coated during the campaign.

      So we are not surprised, now that BHO, Pelosi, Reid, and the progressive liberals within government, the media, academia, SEIU, ACORN, and all the special interest group benefiting from the mountains of money (with little or no accountability) literal stolen from the American taxpayers current and future earnings and used to line the pockets of these go along to get along entities, to see them marching in lockstep with the messiah to their presumed Utopia.

      It is also obvious that without a virtual revolution of conservative political activity ignited now which can continue to grow and multiply until and through the 2010 elections the virtual fundamental change promised by Obama and being implemented by his visible and invisible accomplices for America will be permanently installed and we as a nation will be bankrupt financially and morally.

      We must stop Obamacare, cap and tax, another failed stimulus, and all attempts to turn our public schools into recruiting grounds for the equivalent of brainwashed brown shirts.

    28. Johnny W Lynch Sr, T says:

      I think everyone on ss should march on DC and demand their rights declared by the onstitution of the UBITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE PEOPLE NEED TO LET THEIR HIRED HELP KNOW WHO IS BOSS. We are not children.FREEDOM IS NOT CHEAP. We all have paid for it [dearly]. IT IS TIME FOR PINK SLIPS> NO MORE FREE PICNIC. WHAT YOU MAKE US DO THAN YOU MUST DO TOO. NO MORE MILLION DOLLAR RETIREMENT AT THE COST OF THE BOSS. FIRE THEM ALL AND START OVER. CAN'T BE ANY WORSE. OFF.

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    30. Leith Wood, Virginia says:

      I am very concerned and angry about another secretive deal made by Obama concerning Interpol, which would give them power over American citizens round the world, leaving the FBI powerless. Would you please write a piece on this and explain the ramifications. This is frightening. Thank you.

    31. joan, connecticut says:

      I recently heard that the Mayo clinic is not going to accept medicare patients, due to the low reimbursement from the Government. Did anyone else hear this?? The entire health care bill is a disaster, and will ruin the best health care in the world.

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    33. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      Our only hope left to us as Citizens of the United States of America, lies within the Constitution, and our viewing it as our States being Fifty Independent Nations united under a 'Common Charter, that being the Constitution, and that the Federal Government, as describe in that Contract is but the Agent for the States, with 'Limited Powers Granted by the Constitution.

      Once the Federal Agent to the States has broken its agreement as Agent and gone beyond the boundaries of those Powers granted to it by the Common Charter, then the Fifty Independent Nations no longer have an Agent to represent them and therefore, in order to maintain and keep the Charter, our Constitution, the current Agent must be replaced with an Agent willing to perform its duties within the scope of the Powers granted to it in the Constitution of the United States of America.

      No States are seceding from the Union, but rather the Federal Agent is seceding from the States!

      Our Declaration of Independence allows our States to replace any form of Tyanny that no longer represents the will of the Citizens. I personally feel that this time has begun.

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    35. Judith in Michigan says:

      Joan in Conn:

      You heard correctly. But so far, only the Mayo facility in Arizona is doing this, and has not been discussed (openly) for it's main facility, Rochester, Mn or it's other branches…YET. A friend of mine works at Mayo and they said it is both economics and politics. Big surprise there!

      A family member in Chicago was just told by her doctor's office that the doctor will only take one Medicare patient a day from now on. My relative is outraged….how can they do this?? Needless to say she voted for Obama. I told her it will get much worse and welcome to Socialized medicine. Rationing has already begun in anticipation of the h.c. bill being passed. It will be a rude awakening for millions of people.

    36. Ron Thompson, Albuq says:

      The mentality of sarcastic, elitist like Jarvis is the reason we are in this mess. This administration and congress makes Bush's, Clinton's, Kennedy's Nixon's administrations look like pip squeaks! the Russians and Venezuelan alike, are watching as to what the American People are going to do!

      People like Jarvis will be the first to complain about rights being taken away, freedom of speech taken out, but right now they are righteous avengers teaching those rascally GOP a lesson. Unfortunately, the lesson is going to be taught to Americans regardless of political party! Just study Socialism and communism.

    37. John, Missouri says:

      Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach unto any people.

      Woe unto those who call evil good, and good evil.

      Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.

      If the foundations are destroyed, what have the righteous been doing?

    38. Whicket Williams Kin says:

      Does ANYBODY have the guts to Start impeachment??

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    40. ken in santa barbara says:

      joan ct

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/arti

      I googled Mayo clinic and medicare……

      it's the Washington Post

    41. DeclareTruth, The on says:

      It is a shame and a sham that we now have for a government. They absolutely refuse to hear the will of the people or respond to it. That is called tyranny. It happens when freedom is gone. We have demonstrated en masse and they have mocked us. What we need is some community organizing from the true grassroots. The decisions about who goes on the ballot are driven locally. You can do something by getting involved with the process of choosing who gets on the ballot. There is excellent info online at http://nationalprecinctalliance.org/ I believe it's our best hope to change the course of things in a peaceful way. God help America.

    42. fran campbell boca says:

      EUTHANIZE THE HEALTH BILL—IT HAS NO REFORMS SUCH AS TORTE REFORM–A CLEAN UP OF FRAUD AND THEFT FROM MEDICAID AND MEDICARE— FULL COVERAGE FOR ALL ILLEGALS AS THEY WILL BE GIVEN AMNESTY IN TIME FOR THE NEXT VOTE. OBAMA'S ULTIMATE GOAL–MARXISM AND SLAVERY FOR ALL NOT IN HIS ELITE RULING CLASS.

    43. Ken Jarvis - Las Veg says:

      Ben C, Ann Arbor

      Mary,Cleveland, OH

      Ron Thompson, Albuquerque

      My Email is – LVKen7@Gmail.com

      Send me an email so I can Answer your comments

      about me.

      Otherwise, HOW WILL YOU EVER KNOW THE TRUTH?

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    50. Mossy Sullivan says:

      I cannot belive that you encourage people to write this junk!! I noticed that you have attracted a bunch of religious right nuts – real over the top people!!!! I doubt you will publish this, but, I cannot believe that you would call for impeachment when we put up with all of the illegal antics of the Bush Administration! You people are nuts!!!! I watched the proceedings live on CSPAN – the Republians were invited to the party but elected not to go! Rush, their great burned out junkie leader, wants the Obama Administration to fail, so they sat on their hands and did not participate in Health Care Debate. Shame on all of you!!!!! Fortunately, public opinon has shifted favorably toward Obama and against the terrorists Republicans who, because Democracy did not give them their way, resorted to terrorism and death threats against those wise Congressmen and women who passed a bill FOR THE PEOPLE and not for the power of a party. Here is an adage for you – if there is a God, he would not have created Republicans!

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