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Archive for March 23rd, 2010

Rush Limbaugh reaction to House ObamaCare vote.

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

Rush is right about Stupak – LINK.

He is right about the will of the people – Link2, 3,

Limbaugh is right about how the Dems abused the rules, lied about what was in the bill, and abused the CBO – LINK, (2)

As far as leftists making decisions about health care decisions, even Obama’s cousin Dr. Milton Wolf agrees – LINK

He is right about the taxes – LINK

And Limbaugh’s final point – Real Clear Politics Confirms IUSB Vision Analysis: Latest Health Care Bill Designed to Wreck Private Insurance & Make People Cry Out for a Public Option

Obama Health Care Advisors: Very Old and Very Young Will Get Less Care – UPDATED!

Rep. Jankowski: Bill is a Trojan Horse for nationalization of healthcare

Bureaucrats getting between you and your doctor – LINK , 2

Bloomberg News:

The legislation also creates an Independent Payment Advisory Board to suggest cuts in spending by Medicare, the government health program for the elderly and disabled, that could threaten payments for drug and device-makers. Starting in 2014, the panel’s recommendations would take effect unless federal lawmakers substitute their own reductions.

So is it not that the government will pull the plug or that they just won’t pay for the the plug to be put in if you dont meet certain “communal standards” as presidential advisors Dr. Zeke Emanuel,  Cass Sunstien and John Holdren are all on the record as advocating? 

President Obama saying that old people should take the pill instead of have the surgery on the ABC News Special.

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See “Attitude Change Propaganda” at Work Courtesy ABC News. UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

UPDATE – David Frum is fired by the American Enterprise Institute (Hat Tip HotAir). It is about time. From time to time David Frum does some passable scholarship, but all to often in the last two plus years it hase been name calling, logical fallacies and unsupported invective. Maybe he has turned bi-polar or something, but one thing is for sure, he will have to get more money from the elite media he has been courting.

UPDATE II – Frum liar?  – LINK, NRO on Frum Firing – LINK.

UPDATE IIIWall Street Journal:

Mr. Frum now makes his living as the media’s go-to basher of fellow Republicans, which is a stock Beltway role. But he’s peddling bad revisionist history that would have been even worse politics. The truth is that Democrats never had any intention of working with Republicans, except to pick off two or three Senators and calling it “bipartisanship.” This worked for Democrats on the stimulus, and they had hoped to do it again on health care.

This is a great example of why fewer and fewer people trust the elite media. This propaganda piece seems so persuasive, until you learn about the missing pieces.

Seems pretty damning doesn’t it, until you learn just a few more things.

Point 1: There are a dozen video’s from different cameras of those politicians walking through the crowd, not a single one can you here any name calling like what was indicated as “fact” by ABC News. Here are two of them so you can see for yourself and there are many more on youtube:

Point 2: As a well  known blogger and a bit of a traditional activist, I know very well that when I start to win an argument against a leftist one of the first things the left does when it runs out of arguments is call you a racist or a fascist. It has happened to me more times than I can count. It is the far lefts standard far left red herring. My record of defending the freedom of minorities in print and as former Chief Justice at school speaks for itself.

Point 3: Why did those three men walk through that crowd so brazenly when they could have taken the tunnel? I dare say that they were hoping that a lone nut would have said something bad, but they didn’t get what they wanted as the video evidence makes so clear so they just went with their narrative anyways.

Point 4: So we are left with a credibility match, a politician using the oldest self-serving smear in the book,  vs the video evidence of a dozen cameras surrounding them.

Point 5: ABC Describes David Frum as a “prominent conservative”. He is no such thing. Frum is Canadian and may be considered  “conservative” by Canadian socialist standards, but since 2007 Frum has been the go-to guy that the New York Times or far left magazines or the elite media quotes when they want a “republican” to attack members of his own party.

Frum routinely trashes social conservatives and the libertarian wing of the GOP. Frum has several times posted a rant on The Daily Beast calling conservatives all sorts of names and applying all sorts of claims to them without any evidence at all other than “Frum says so”.

The following links have some of our David Frum coverage although for the most part conservatives ignore him and most of the GOP blogosphere holds him in contempt for his smear like tactics.

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/david-frum-is-having-delusions-of-grandeur/

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/the-elite-media-loves-conservatives-but-only-when-they-hate-republicans/

https://iusbvision.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/palins-new-book-confirms-mccains-communications-machine-was-incompetent-liberal-mccain-staffers-had-a-hostility-to-her-base-and-thus-misjudged-it-may-have-cost-them-the-election/

Point 6: Frum, after taking heat for his behavior left National Review and started a new web site for “Frum like moderates” called “New Majority”. His site had next to no impact at all, got few hits and the site routinely scrubbed comments from real conservatives who quite capably took Frum’s comments and arguments apart. He later changed the name of the site to “Frum Forum”.  If David Frum was a “Prominent Conservative” as ABC said, he would have been a featured speaker at CPAC – trust me when I say that he would not be too welcome there. See the following link:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/02/08/david-frum-times-must-read-expert-trashes-cpac-misquotes-limbaugh

As you can see, I am not the only one who has reported on Frum’s baseless name calling and smear tactics.

NewsBusters has a long list of David Frum’s behavior. While he occasionally defends a Republican, in recent years most of the attention he gets is from trashing other Republicans and name calling – LINK.

So what are we left with, racial epithets that didn’t happen, no evidence of spitting at all, no one participating at a tea party event in DC has ever been arrested. And ABC telling us just how “prominent” Davis Frum is.

But wait, there’s more…..

ABC Calling Sarah Palin “Barbie” – LINK

ABC saying that “Limbaugh has a history of making racially offensive comments” – but offered no proof  – LINK

ABC: If you oppose Obama on policy, your racist – LINK

ABC does an infomercial for ObamaCare yet refuses health care ads from Republicans – LINK (2)

ABC cut out key substantive portions of the Palin interview (the parts that showed how knowledgeable she was) – LINK

ABC questions asked to Republicans vs Democrats – LINK and I could go ON and ON.

Last but not least –

The “Showing Obama as Hitler” signs at Tea Party that the elite media had a cow over, well they were from LaRouche Democrats who advocate a government takeover af health care. They knew this and misreported it – LINK

This is the narrative of Tea Party that the elite media puts out. This is NBC’s Rachel Maddow, but instead of seeing her while you listen to her trash us we show you… well this you need to see. Evan Coyne Maloney wrote a piece titled, “Hitler Comparisons and Media Reporting: Then and Now“.

The elite media often charges the Tea Party with being angry and violent, but what they don’t tell you in case after case of violence at a Tea Party the violence has been leftists and SEIU thugs attacking Tea Party participants. Hmm why doesn’t that fit in to ABC’s bogus narrative?

When faced with REAL violent far left protestors how did CNN treat them – LINK.

UPDATE – More bogus narrative –

CBS News’s Mark Knoller: ‘Tea Bagger Protests’ Outside Capitol Hill – LINK

CBS Charged Anti-ObamaCare Protesters Acted in ‘Ugly’ Manner, But Politico Found Them ‘Polite’ and ‘Boring’ – LINK

CBS: ‘Mean from the Start’ Health Debate ‘Turned Even Nastier Yesterday’ with ‘Racial Epithets’ and ‘Sexual Slurs’ – with no proof in the video of the event – LINK

ABC’s Sawyer: ‘Protesters Roaming’ DC, ‘Increasingly Emotional, Yelling Slurs and Epithets’ – again no proof in the video – LINK

ABC Gushes Over Patrick Kennedy and Ted’s Fight for Health Care: ‘Dad’s Final Wish’ Came True – LINK

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Argues With McCain on Health Care: ‘What Would You Say’ to Ted Kennedy? – LINK

ABC’s Cokie Roberts: Glenn Beck ‘Corrupting’ Democracy, a ‘Traitor’ to American Values – LINK

ABC Casts Democrats as Profiles in Courage, Republicans as Grief-Exploiting Meanies – LINK

ABC Highlights Congresswoman Upset ObamaCare Opponents Dare Pressure Her via TV Ad – LINK

CBS Continues to Recite ObamaCare Talking Points; Dems Praise Reporting – LINK

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Obama breaks 5 days pledge to place bills online for the public to see

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

This is just one of the videos where Obama promised this:

The vote was Sunday night and he signed it on Tuesday – LINK.

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Swing Districts Oppose ObamaCare Bill – Sobering poll news for 35 key House members.

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

Wall Street Journal:

Voters in key congressional districts are clear in their opposition to what they have seen, read and heard on health-care reform. That’s one of the findings of a survey that will be released today by the Polling Company on behalf of Independent Women’s Voice. The survey consisted of 1,200 registered voters in 35 districts represented by members who could determine the outcome of the health-care debate. Twenty of those members voted for the House bill in November but now may be reconsidering. Fifteen voted against the bill but are under tremendous pressure to change their vote.

The survey shows astonishing intensity and sharp opposition to reform, far more than national polls reflect. For 82% of those surveyed, the heath-care bill is either the top or one of the top three issues for deciding whom to support for Congress next November. (That number goes to 88% among independent women.) Sixty percent want Congress to start from scratch on a bipartisan health-care reform proposal or stop working on it this year. Majorities say the legislation will make them and their loved ones (53%), the economy (54%) and the U.S. health-care system (55%) worse off—quite the trifecta.

Seven in 10 would vote against a House member who votes for the Senate health-care bill with its special interest provisions. That includes 45% of self-identified Democrats, 72% of independents and 88% of Republicans. Three in four disagree that the federal government should mandate that everyone buy a government-approved insurance plan (64% strongly so), and 81% say any reform should focus first on reducing costs. Three quarters agree that Americans have the right to choose not to participate in any health-care system or plan without a penalty or fine.

That translates into specific concerns with the Senate legislation—and none of these objections would be addressed by the proposed fixes. Over 70%—indeed in several districts over 80%—of respondents, across party lines, said that the following information made them less supportive: the bill mandates that individuals purchase insurance or face penalties; it cuts Medicare Advantage; it will force potentially millions to lose existing coverage; it will cost an estimated $2.3 trillion over its first 10 years; and it will grant unprecedented new powers to the Health and Human Services secretary.

Should members from these districts and those like them be concerned? Yes. Walking the Democratic line now means walking the plank. Sixty percent of the voters surveyed will vote for a candidate who opposes the current legislation and wants to start over.

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Final word on death panels and rationing?

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

Bloomberg reports about one of the ways health care will be rationed, notice it starts after the upcoming presidential election.

So will it become a death panel?

Bloomberg News:

The legislation also creates an Independent Payment Advisory Board to suggest cuts in spending by Medicare, the government health program for the elderly and disabled, that could threaten payments for drug and device-makers. Starting in 2014, the panel’s recommendations would take effect unless federal lawmakers substitute their own reductions.

The president’s own cousin, Dr. Milton Wolf,  said that this bill does harm and rations care in multiple ways – LINK:

As one example, consider the implications of Obamacare’s financial penalty aimed at your doctor if he seeks the expert care he has determined you need. If your doctor is in the top 10 percent of primary care physicians who refer patients to specialists most frequently – no matter how valid the reasons – he will face a 5 percent penalty on all their Medicare reimbursements for the entire year. This scheme is specifically designed to deny you the chance to see a specialist. Each year, the insidious nature of that arbitrary 10 percent rule will make things even worse as 100 percent of doctors try to stay off that list. Many doctors will try to avoid the sickest patients, and others will simply refuse to accept Medicare. Already, 42 percent of doctors have chosen that route, and it will get worse. Your mother’s shiny government-issued Medicare health card is meaningless without doctors who will accept it.

Obamacare will further diminish access to health care by lowering reimbursements for medical care without regard to the costs of that care. Price controls have failed spectacularly wherever they’ve been tried. They have turned neighborhoods into slums and have caused supply chains to dry up when producers can no longer profit from providing their goods. Remember the Carter-era gas lines? Medical care is not immune from this economic reality. We cannot hope that our best and brightest will pursue a career in medicine, setting aside years of their lives – for me, 13 years of school and training – to enter a field that might not even pay for the student loans it took to get there.

Of course, when the regulations written by bureaucrats get written how will they be interpreted and enforced? Several of Obama’s Czar’s and advisers have said in no uncertain terms that value judgements about who should get care need to be made, and we have reported those statements right here on this web site.

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Democrats in Huge Trouble in Upcoming Election. GOP Likely To Win Senate Seat in Indiana

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

Rasmussen:

Rasmussen Reports has recently surveyed Senate races in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Florida, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. Most show a troubling political environment for Democrats, particularly incumbents.

Three-out-of-four voters (75%) are angry at the policies of the federal government. Part of the frustration is likely due to the belief of 60% of voters that neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today.

Just 21% believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.

Last month, voter unhappiness with Congress as a whole reached its highest level ever, with 71% saying the legislature is doing a poor job.

Rasmussen Poll from today in Indiana:

Two of the three top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Indiana continue to hold double-digit leads over Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth supported President Obama’s health care plan in a state where opposition to the legislation is higher than it is nationally.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds former Congressman John Hostettler with a 50% to 32% lead over Ellsworth, a current House member who voted with most other Democrats on Sunday to pass the health care plan. The survey was taken last Wednesday and Thursday nights. Fifteen percent (15%) remain undecided in that match-up.

Ex-Senator Dan Coats now posts a 49% to 34% lead over Ellsworth, with 12% undecided.

Ellsworth runs best against the third GOP contender, freshman State Senator Marlin Stutzman. In that match-up, Stutzman leads by just seven points, 41% to 34%. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.

But look at this:

When it comes to health care decisions, 55% fear the federal government more than private insurance companies. Thirty-five percent (35%) fear private insurers more.

Thirty percent (30%) of voters in Indiana rate the president’s handling of health care reform as good or excellent, but 57% think he’s done a poor job.

Sixty-two percent (62%) say a better strategy for health care reform is passing smaller bills that address individual problems rather than a comprehensive bill like the one passed by the Senate and the House. Only 24% think a comprehensive bill is better.

Fifty percent (50%) have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, while just 29% view that movement unfavorably. Yet only 20% of Indiana voters say they are part of the Tea Party movement.

 

Translation, the leftists who have taken the Democratic Party have driven independent voters totally away and in the process have brought down Democrat voter self-identification. Considering the bogus elite media onslaught against the Tea Party movement they still poll very well. People don’t trust what former CBS News man Bernard Goldberg has now labeled “the lame-stream media”.

Get to know the candidates for the GOP Senate primary:

http://www.bates2010.com/

http://www.richardbehney.com/

http://www.coatsforindiana.com/

http://www.johnhostettler.com/

http://www.gomarlin.com/

As for me, I know witch one I will not be voting for, but I am totally undecided about the other four.

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The Elite Media’s Disconnect With America: They Supported the ObamaCare Bill, The People Oppose It.

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

The AFP lists some of the American newspapers who supported the bill. It contains the usual suspecst the New York Times, L.A. Times etc.

Rasmussen Poll monitored the elite media coverage of the ObamaCare bill in the week leading up to the vote and reports that  “60.4% of media mentions about the President were positive over the past week while 39.6% were negative. That’s a slight uptick in positive coverage since yesterday.”

54% of Americans oppose the bill, 41% approve.

MORE:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll, taken Friday and Saturday nights, shows that 41% of likely voters favor the health care plan. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed. These figures have barely budged in recent months.

Another finding that has remained constant is that the intensity is stronger among those who oppose the plan. The latest findings include 26% who Strongly Favor the plan and 45% who Strongly Oppose it.

The partisan divide remains constant as well. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Democrats favor the plan, while 87% of Republicans are opposed. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 34% are in favor, and 59% are opposed.

Still, 50% of all voters say they’re less likely to vote this November to reelect a member of Congress who votes for the health care plan.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that if the plan passes, the cost of health care will go up. Only 17% believe the plan will achieve the stated goal of reducing the cost of care.

At the same time, most voters (54%) believe that passage of the plan will hurt the quality of care.

Eighty-one percent (81%) believe the health care plan will cost more than projected. That’s one reason voters overwhelmingly believe passage of the plan will increase the deficit and is likely to mean higher middle class taxes.

In fact, 55% of voters would rather see Congress scrap the original plan and start all over again.

While most voters oppose the legislation, 64% say it’s at least somewhat likely to pass. The disconnect between sustained public opposition to the health care plan and the belief it may pass may be one reason that just 21% of voters believe the federal government has the consent of the governed. This follows a similar disconnect on the bailouts, the government takeover of General Motors and other initiatives that were approved in the past year despite strong public opposition.

 

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Democrat Member of Congress: if you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing.

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

Via the Shilling Show:

Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) “if you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing.”

I love it when a politician lets the truth slip. The truth is that it is not likely that Congress will ever get the debt and spending situation under control on it’s own. Odds are the states are going to have to force a constitutional amendment to get spending under control, pass debt limits, a ban on government unions or other means.

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How the Senate is supposed to work, how Democrats are breaking it.

Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

The Senate must have 60 votes to operate to make sure that a narrow majority doesn’t go out of control expanding its power.

There are only a few circumstances where the Senate can do business with 51 votes instead of 60. These are issues that are constitutionally mandated such as passing a budget and confirming judicial nominees.

The Democrats were first to break the Constitution to use the 60 vote filibuster to stop Republican judicial nominees; Republicans threatened to force a rule of 51 votes to get the job done and the media and the Democrats had a cow saying it was Republicans who were breaking 200 years of precedent when actually the exact opposite was true (notice how the elite media is not nearly as hostile now over 51 votes).

Reconciliation is a budget vote that requires 51 votes instead of 60; that is because Congress must pass a budget. It is constitutionally mandated. Policy issues like health care or abortion have always required 60 votes because they are policy that are not a part of a constitutionally mandated duty.

This is also known as the Byrd rule. Here is Senator Byrd explaining it the last time the Democrats tried to break the rules , which was ironically over HillaryCare, which had federal health care police with guns. Byrd stopped the Democrats from abusing reconciliation.

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