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Don't Let Up and Don't Accept the Spin

Dan Riehl has two must read posts today. The first is a list of those who are still on the fence on health care and the other is about the strategy Democrats are using to create an aura of inevitability leading up to this weekend's vote.

Keep in mind that from the time the Democrats started the 72 hour clock, they have been working hard at creating an aura of momentum and inevitability around the passage of Obama Care. What they most want to do right now is undermine the spirit of the opposition to get you to begin backing off.

Don't buy into it. Those people are always more about spin than substance. Stay engaged and don't feed into what they want you to by getting this, or that headline linked and talked about in the blogosphere.

Update: Dan reminded us that this is not yet over and that we should keep up the pressure. Keep it up til the last second. If there is anyone reading this who has come to believe this is not such a huge deal and that passage is guaranteed to result in a huge bloodbath for Dems in November, don't believe that either.

Not only will this bill not be good for the country's health care system, economic well being or political system. It will also not be good for those wanting to stop other ultra liberal policies Obama and the Democrats have on the agenda. Success on this bill would give them needed momentum and would get some of those on the left who have been disappointed by Obama back on the team. Remember that Obama's popularity has not only suffered on the right and in the middle, but from those on the left angry that he has not been able to accomplish what he promised. Success even on a bill that does not give them everything they want will be seen as great success and as a first step. The momentum they are trying to project now is largely illusory. Stop it now before it becomes a reality and the Demon Pass express rolls on to cap and trade, immigration, etc.


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Comments (8)

Queen Piglosi just called o... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Queen Piglosi just called on St. Joseph to bless this Abortion Funding Bill on the basis of it being "life affirming".

St. Joseph could not be reached for comment...he was throwing up!

All these libs are full of... (Below threshold)
914:

All these libs are full of rancid shit..No offense to shit.

Remember Barry's speech abo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Remember Barry's speech about how good "Porkulus" would be. Spoke at the Caterpillar plant. All those 'shovel ready' jobs and how the plant would soon be re-hiring. The next month the plant laid off 2,454 more workers.

Today, the CEO of Caterpillar sent Barry and Nancy a letter.

http://www.chicagobreakingbusiness.com/2010/03/caterpillar-health-care-bill-would-cost-it-100m.html

Hey! Let's pass Cap & Trade now! Just what we need to revitalize the economy. $7/gallon gasoline and sky-high electrical rates.

Is it posted, yet? Barry p... (Below threshold)

Is it posted, yet? Barry promised:

the final provisions are going to be posted for many days before this thing passes

Even if it is posted, is 2 days (Fri and Sat) "many days" to many of you?

Did you see this from Polit... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Did you see this from Politico?

"Democrats are planning to introduce legislation later this spring that would permanently repeal annual Medicare cuts to doctors, but are warning lawmakers not to talk about it for fear that it will complicate their push to pass comprehensive health reform. The plans undercut the party's message that reform lowers the deficit, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO.

Democrats removed the so-called doc fix from the reform legislation last year because its $371-billion price tag would have made it impossible for Democrats to claim that their bill reduces the deficit."

http://www.politico.com/livepulse/0310/EXCLUSIVE__Democrats_plan_doc_fix_after_reform.html?showall

Believe what you want to, S... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Believe what you want to, Stevie. I don't care what you think.

I know how I'm going to vote, and I know how most of my friends are going to vote. One sixth of the economy changing hands into government control? Try one sixth of the seats in congress changing hands.

Thanks Lorie for clarifying... (Below threshold)
groucho:

Thanks Lorie for clarifying the opposition to this administration and anything it might propose. It really is more about denial and obstruction than policy. Stop the momentum! Whatever you do, don't let the duly elected majority accomplish anything to eliminate the possibility that it might be successful. what a pathetic perversion of this country and its principles. Your side lost the last election. Decisively. Sorry, (not really). Time to move on. If you have a better idea, no one's heard it.

Just say no.

I have a feeling that there... (Below threshold)
Madalyn:

I have a feeling that there are a few people (groucho, steve green, etc.) that have sucked on the government teat all their lives and are afraid if this piece of crap doesn't pass, they are out on their own now. Some people expect handouts and in MOST cases, demand it. If us taxpaying, law-abiding citizens don't go along with it, then we are evil. What a joke.
Grow up, get a life, and do some research on what this admin is up to. If you really wanted to face facts, you would be appalled at what is going on.
Madalyn




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