Sunday, March 21, 2010

For once I agree with David Frum

David Frum today blogged today how badly the Republicans have hurt themselves over health care:

(BTW: Who says liberals don't listen to the other side?)

Frum said:
Conservatives and Republicans (including Rep Herseth Sandlin -ed.) today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.

No kidding.

No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the "doughnut hole" and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25 year olds from their parents’ insurance coverage? And even if the votes were there – would President Obama sign such a repeal?

We [conservatives] followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat.

As for Rep HS? May I quote the comments section from this Friday story on Rep HS in the Argus:

kris843 wrote:

I'm a lifelong Democrat who has supported Stephanie from the very beginning of her career in the House. I will vote against her this fall. I hope my vote against her will come in the primary with Steve Hildebrand. She has in her hands the ability to change healthcare in America for the better for the first time in decades and she says NO to 32 million Americans. She says NO to lowering my costs. She says NO to stopping insurance companies from dropping people because they get sick. She says NO to helping small businesses afford healthcare for their people. No-No-NO! Well, Stephanie, I SAY NO TO YOU!


  1. Dream on. Enjoy your little day in the sun...because the Dems just doomed themselves with this unconstitutional vote today.

    Their days in power are numbered, and I'll be counting every one of them. :-)

  2. Stephanie's vote has been noticed nation wide as the only Democratic woman to vote no, if you see the comments from my northeast US FB friends. Another stick in the eye for South Dakota.

  3. Stephanie lost my vote...and I'd expect that kind of comment above from a person who doesn't want to care for the sick or protect his ill neighbors from predatory corporations.
    Unconstitutional, my ass. He's listening to his own political propaganda...and that's a sign of complete breakdown of society and morals. Immorality is not caring for the sick.
    Immorality is supporting those who won't care for the sick. Immorality!!!

  4. Anonymous15:03

    As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts; Matthew 10:7-9

    You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. Ezekiel 34:3-4