Thursday, July 30, 2009

Isn't a Blue Dog just a Blue Sonofabitch?

[Watchdog of the people's interests? Well, no.]
from an article about the health care reform bill, in today's LA Times -
The deal, worked out between a group of fiscally conservative [House] Democrats and Rep.Henry A. Waxman (D-BeverlyHills), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, changes the way a proposed government-run insurance plan would operate in order to allay concerns that it could crowd out private insurers.
This is excellent because it demonstrates what is meant by "fiscally conservative". It means "belonging to, or under the control of, business interests". These are Democrats mind you, the Party of Change. The Republicans, also fiscally conservative, are generally worse.

Apparently it is the considered opinion and honest, impartial judgment of this group of legislators that the problem with health care is that the insurance companies may not make enough money in the future.

At what point one wonders, does sacrificing the welfare of the nation to the interests of the few become treason? If not in law, then in fact?

Yikes! I am starting to sound like Ann Coulter. Forget I said anything.


  1. I was going to say Glenn Beck or Michael Savage, not Ann Coulter. Nobody can mix mean and nastiness with politics the way she can.

  2. Christy11:13 AM

    Ann Coulter? You remind me more of a horrid mix of Beck, O' Reilly, Savage, Coulter and Schlafly.

    Don't be so hard on yourself Jack. You're just a general disaster of epic proportions.