Friday, July 31, 2009

Pointing fingers

For at least two months now all we've heard about is how important it is for Congress to pass a "health reform" (read: fascist take-over of health care) bill. No one -- and I mean NO ONE -- was pimping for the bill harder than Il Duce and Little Nancy "Air Force 3" Pelosi. Little Miss Nancy was particularly adamant about getting the bill passed prior to Congress going on a much-needed vacation (much needed by the Nation, that is) in August.

So here we are at the door of August...and no health care bill. *whew* Thank God!

Let the finger pointing begin! Up first, Little Nancy.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ramped up her criticism of insurance companies, accusing them of unethical behavior and working to kill a plan to create a new government-run health plan.

"It's almost immoral what they are doing," Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. "Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure," she said, adding, "They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening."
That's right, Nancy! They shouldn't stand in the way of your greatness! They should bow and scrape and get the hell out of the way!

Twit! (More on this particular "excuse" follows below)

Not content with scapegoating the Insurance industry, Team Donkey is also throwing their allies in Big Media (the BM for short) under the bus.
Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday blamed Capitol Hill media for setting an August deadline for health reform and Republicans for blocking the bill's progress.


[Majority Leader Harry] Reid said reporters created a fictitious deadline of a successful vote by the August recess, and downplayed the fact that the chamber won’t meet that mark.

“That is a deadline that you created,” Reid told a group of about 75 reporters. “It’s not like we don’t have a product. Significant progress has been made … The mere fact that this wasn't done by last Friday or by five o’clock doesn't mean we’re not going to get a quality product."
They must really think we're stupid. As recently as last Friday Rahm Emanuel and Little Nancy were hyping a vote on health care before the August recess. Hello, Nancy? Rahm? Harry? Ever hear of Google? Or the Drudge headlines archive? We can prove you're lying in under 3 minutes.

Now Team Donkey, heading home with their collective tails tucked between their legs (no Barney Frank jokes, please!), are planning to deploy a new tactic.
House Democratic leaders have developed a coordinated strategy for attacking insurance companies to ward off attacks from opponents of their health care overhaul during the August break, according to a strategy memo obtained by The Hill.

“Our message is simple. It is now being echoed by the White House,” said the memo sent to all Democratic members. “And it counters the Republican ‘government takeover’ message.”

The message in the memo, though, won't fit on a bumper sticker:

“Remove the insurance companies from between you and your doctor— capping what they can force you to pay in out of pocket expenses, co-pays and deductibles, and giving you the peace of mind you will be covered for the care you need, if get sick, or if you change or lose your job.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) brought out the new message in an exchange with reporters in the Capitol, when she said, “They are the villains in this.”

The attack comes even though the health insurance industry hasn’t attacked President Obama’s plan or the legislation being hammered out in Congress.
Read that last line again. The insurance companies are being scapegoated for doing...wait for it...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They are just a convenient target for venal politicians content to play the politics of personal destruction card.

Do you want to know why the legislation never came up for a vote? I mean, the REAL reason, not Little Nancy's misdirection and excuses.

The health care take-over legislation failed because there were Democrats in the House who were scared (rhymes with) wittless at the fallout they knew would follow the passage of a hugely unpopular and doomed-for-failure steaming pile of legislation. They valued their potential re-election more than they valued what they could do for their party.

Now if only there were politicians of EITHER party who cared more about their Country than about their re-election chances...THEN we'd have something!