"To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in decades, and the people expect us to solve some problems, not run for the hills. And if the Republican leadership is going to insist that sixty votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town, then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but it’s not leadership."
Damn, our President is kicking butt and taking names! LOVE IT!!!”
kathy001 on Jan 27, 2010 at 22:18:52
“That was brilliant!”
heathcoat57 on Jan 27, 2010 at 22:17:22
slinkymom on Jan 27, 2010 at 22:16:48
“He is an extremely smart and tough man. I am very proud of him.”
“According to CBS News, The Republican Leadership told the Republicans to "behave yourselves. This President is coming into our home, and when someone comes into your home, you treat them with the upmost respect."
Wow, really decent.”
grata2ude on Jan 27, 2010 at 21:16:42
“Yes, common decency has sadly become uncommon these days.”
“I've been following this health care progress as closely as I can, and today I have to say that the new Manager's Amendment is pretty darn good. Why? Because it expands coverage, reduces our deficits, and much more! This will help heal not only our current health care system, but also our economy! Read for yourself: http://www.democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=321039&
Also, for those who are still angry about the single-payer/public option exclusion, let me say that I too was disappointed about that. But...it will come. It may not be right now. The key thing that's important right now is to pass a good health care bill that works for everyone. Period. It may not be perfect, but is a good and strong start. Once this legislation is passed, THEN we can start amending it to make it better and top shape. I have faith that there will be a single-payer/public option in the process.
Peter Noble 2 on Dec 19, 2009 at 14:31:29
“This is not the bill to bring change. This does not remotely deal with the real issue: premium inflation.
Sure if you are deemed poor enough it offers some help BUT for the vast majority who will not be wealthy enough to afford the premiums this is just a Poll Tax on the average American, to benefit the CEO of Wellpoint.
It does precious little to help those under-insured in group and the millions of us who have to buy Health Care ourselves it's just beyond terrible. We are being sacrificed by Senators who do not have the slightest idea what its like to be neither poor nor rich.
This is nothing more than a regressive tax and the Wellpoints of America are cheering.”
Factonfact on Dec 19, 2009 at 14:17:07
NevadaPatriot on Dec 19, 2009 at 14:15:52
“LOL, do you call forcing people to purchase shoddy insurance plans that they cannot afford expanding coverage?”
“This is HILARIOUS! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time! I think this video pokes fun at how people in general get too uptight about certain things (i.e. front hugging!)
The only thing I don't like is the fact that "rough rider" is in the same lyric as "Christ." That's just...not cool. And what's up with the sirens and gunshots?”
“Wanda Sykes got off to a great start on Saturday night. My favorite part was her and Ann Coulter in the intro, and that guy from "The Brothers" was hilarious.
While SNL and MadTV have not interested me as of late, I'm really looking forward to catching this one every Saturday!”