Even before the corrupt vote on the government takeover of health care had taken place Dems were already laying down the story line they intended to use to deflect public attention from the outrage. You could see their plan in action in the video where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. led a group of black congressman through a gauntlet of protesters as if taunting them to do something which would make them look bad. That didn't work out the way they planned (you never saw a tape from Shakedown Jr. did you?) so they made false allegations that the crowd used the "n" word and spat on Rep. Cleaver (the video of that clearly shows Cleaver crossing directly in front of the man as he continued to shout. Obviously Rep. Cleaver was looking for trouble and the truth didn't matter).
So now, for the better part of a week, headlines race across the globe proclaiming that those who oppose health care are racist and few bother to look at the facts, or to realize that what is really going on here is the most massive conspiracy to bury the bad news of the government takeover of health care so far down in the news that most people will never hear of it.
And the Dems don't even mind if stories come out about a Muslim supporter of Obama threatening to kill a Jewish congressman and his wife. Anything to keep you from talking about health care, or unemployment or the bad economy.
What Do Dems Not Want You to Know?
While Dems in the U.S. House of Representatives were busy waving the bloody shirt and shouting racism at the top of their lungs, Dems in the Senate were busy voting down one Republican amendment to the reconciliation bill after another. No big deal seeing as they have already excluded nearly every GOP idea from the bill, even the ones Obama said he thought were good ideas?
Here are some of the amendments Republicans in the Senate offered during the debate on reconciling House and Senate health bills:
- Dems voted 57-42 to block an amendment that would have banned pedophiles, rapists and sex offenders from getting Viagra benefits under the health bill.
- 57 Democrats voted against an amendment which would have guaranteed health insurance premiums would not rise faster under the Democrat health bill than they would otherwise.
- 54 Democrats voted to keep the sleazy backroom deals that so outraged the nation in the bill.
Republicans offered dozens more amendments which sought to affirm Obama's promises on health care. Guess how the Senate voted?
Dems Distract from Negative Health Bill Consequences
And now that the bill is passed, Dems are desperate to keep you from finding out about the consequences:
- 3M, John Deere, Caterpillar and AT&T report billions in new costs because of the passage of the Dem health bill. Jobs or health care benefits may have to be cut. So much for "if you like your plan you'll keep it."
- Local News Across The Country Reports Of Job Loss And Potential Business Closures As A Result Of The Health Care Bill: FLORIDA, INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, NEBRASKA FACING JOB CUTS.
- Tanning “Tax Could Cut Nearly 9,000 Jobs” in states across the country.
- Medical device tax threatens jobs in Massachusetts, Indiana and Minnesota.
Remember this? Obama promised in his State of the Union speech that "jobs must be our No. 1 focus in 2010."
That was then, THIS is now:
Congressional Dems Danced For Nancy, But Can Stories Of Hard Times At Home Get Them To Change Their Tune?
WITH THEIR CONSTITUENTS SUFFERING, PELOSI’S PUPPETS HAD THEIR CHANCE TO PIVOT
“U.S. Growth Too Slow To Add Jobs, Forecast Says” (Tom Abate, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/24/10)
“States Shed Government Jobs As Revenue Plummets” (Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press, 3/26/10)
“Md. Shed 13,800 Jobs Last Month, Report Says” (Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun, 3/27/10)
“Tight Job Market Is Squeezing Out Young Workers” (Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers, 3/28/10)
“Polk Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 13.4 Percent” (Kyle Kennedy, The [Lakeland, FL] Ledger, 3/26/10)
“A Rough Time For Nevada’s Unemployed” (LasVegasNow.com, 3/26/10)
“Report: Illinois Has Lost Over 100,000 Jobs To China” (WGIL, 3/27/10)
“County Unemployment Continues To Rise” (Sarah De Crescenzo, The Porterville Recorder, 3/27/10)
“Tehama County Jobless Rate Sets New Record In February” (Geoff Johnson, Tehama County Daily News, 3/27/10)
“Pay Drops For Colorado Workers” (Aldo Svaldi, Denver Post, 3/26/10)
“Florida Workers Must Get Used To Long-Term Joblessness” (Michael Sasso, The Tampa Tribune, 3/26/10)
“Another Hard Year For California Economy: Report” (Jim Christie, Reuters, 3/24/10)
“Virginia Lost More Jobs Than Any Other State In February” (Carol Hazard, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/27/10)
“More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices” (Gardiner Harris, The New York Times, 3/25/10)
“Local Residents Traveling To D.C. To Protest Health Care” (Jennifer Peryam, The Times-Union (IN), 3/19/10)
INSTEAD THEY DANCED FOR NANCY, VOTED FOR HER JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE EXPERIMENT
“A Device To Kill Jobs” (Worcester Telegram, 3/28/10)
“Beware The ‘Jobs Killer” (Jay Fitzgerald, The Boston Herald, 3/25/10)
“AT&T Will Take $1B Non-Cash Charge For Health Care” (Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press, 3/26/10)
“Tanning Tax Could Hurt Small Businesses” (Don Coleman, KJCT News, 3/25/10)
“Tanning Salons Say Tax Will Put Businesses In Jeopardy” (Linda Russell, KY3 News, 3/24/10)
“Deere Says Health Care Bill Will Cost It $150 Million” (Dan Piller, The Des Moines Register’s Green Fields Blog, 3/25/10)
“Health Policy Raises Red Flags At Steamboat Ski Area” (Mike Lawrence, Steamboat Today, 3/24/10)
“KillingH Jobs: Another Obamacare Triumph” (Editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader, 3/26/10)
“California Could Take Big Hit From Healthcare Overhaul” (George Skelton, The Los Angeles Times, 3/24/10)
“Riley: Cost Of National Health Care Plan Too High For Alabama” (Sebastian Kitchen, Montgomery Advertiser, 3/25/10)
“New Health Care Law Adds $300M To NY’s Deficit” (Adam Sichko, The Business Review, 3/24/10)
“Texas Vows To Fight Health Care Bill In Court” (R.G. Ratcliffe, The Houston Chronicle, 3/22/10)
“Health Care Bill Estimate for AZ: $11.6 Billion Over The Next Decade” (Jim Nintzel, Tucson Weekly, 3/26/10)
It's clear that when focusing on jobs, Obama is only focusing on how to keep his own. But we'll settle that in 2012!