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Democrats And The Bad Things They Do!

If you are interested in some of these candidates please review the links. You might learn why it is a bad idea to vote for them.

Travis Childers Dina Titus Carol Shea-Porter Ann Kuster Harry Teague John Hall Michael Arcuri Larry Kissell Earl Pomeroy Steve Driehaus Mary Jo Kilroy Zack Space Kathy Dahlkemper Bryan Lentz Patrick Murphy Chris Carney Paul Kanjorski John Spratt Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Roy Herron Chet Edwards Ciro Rodriguez Glenn Nye Tom Perriello Denny Heck Mike Oliviero Julie Lassa Steve Kagen Steve Raby Ami Bera Joe Garcia Trent Van Haaften Stephene Ann Moore John Callahan Jon Hulburd Jon Hurlburd Stephen Pougnet Lori Edwards Ravi Sangisetty Pat Miles Tarryl Clark Tom White Matthew Zeller Paula Brooks Manan Trivedi Brett Carter Suzan Delbene Colleen Hanabusa Robert Dold Cedric Richmond Lisa Murkowski Barbara Boxer Michael Bennet Alexi Giannoulias Robin Carnahan

Paul Hodes Lee Fisher Joe Sestak Harry Reid Scott McAdams Kendrick Meek Charlie Crist Jack Conway Patty Murray Russ Feingold Richard Blumenthal Joe Manchin Chris Coons Ron Wyden Kirsten Gillibrand Mike McMahon Scott Murphy Bill Owens Heath Schuler Charlie Wilson Betty Sutton Kurt Schrader Mark Critz Lincoln Davis Rick Boucher Gerry Connolly Rick Larsen Ann Kirkpatrick Harry Mitchell Jerry McNerney John Salazar Betsy Markey Allen Boyd Alan Grayson Alan Grayson Suzanne Kosmas Jim Marshall Debbie Halvorson Bill Foster Phil Hare Baron Hill Leonard Boswell Frank Kratovil Gary McDowell Mark Schauer Mike Ross Dennis Cardoza Christopher Murphy John Barrow Melissa Bean Bruce Braley Dave Loebsack John Yarmuth Chellie Pingree Tim Walz Russ Carnahan Rush Holt Carolyn McCarthy Dan Maffei Bob Etheridge Mike McIntyre David Wu Jason Altmire Tim Holden David Cicilline Jim Matheson Ron Kind Bobby Bright Gabrielle Giffords Jim Costa Loretta Sanchez Ed Perlmutter Jim Himes John Carney Ron Klein Sanford Bishop, Jr. Walter Minnick Joe Donnelly Ben Chandler Gary Peters Ike Skelton John Adler Martin Heinrich

Even more opposition research on Democrats

Alan Grayson Alan Grayson Suzanne Kosmas Jim Marshall Debbie Halvorson Bill Foster Phil Hare Baron Hill Leonard Boswell Frank Kratovil Gary McDowell Mark Schauer Mike Ross Dennis Cardoza Christopher Murphy John Barrow Melissa Bean Bruce Braley Dave Loebsack John Yarmuth Chellie Pingree Tim Walz Russ Carnahan Rush Holt Carolyn McCarthy Dan Maffei Bob Etheridge Mike McIntyre David Wu Jason Altmire Tim Holden David Cicilline Jim Matheson Ron Kind Bobby Bright Gabrielle Giffords Jim Costa Loretta Sanchez Ed Perlmutter Jim Himes John Carney Ron Klein Sanford Bishop, Jr. Walter Minnick Joe Donnelly Ben Chandler Gary Peters Ike Skelton John Adler Martin Heinrich

More Opposition Research Democrats

Robert Dold Cedric Richmond Lisa Murkowski Barbara Boxer Michael Bennet Alexi Giannoulias Robin Carnahan Paul Hodes Lee Fisher Joe Sestak Harry Reid Scott McAdams Kendrick Meek Charlie Crist Jack Conway Patty Murray Russ Feingold Richard Blumenthal Joe Manchin Chris Coons Ron Wyden Kirsten Gillibrand Mike McMahon Scott Murphy Bill Owens Heath Schuler Charlie Wilson Betty Sutton Kurt Schrader Mark Critz Lincoln Davis Rick Boucher Gerry Connolly Rick Larsen Ann Kirkpatrick Harry Mitchell Jerry McNerney John Salazar Betsy Markey Allen Boyd

Here is some opposition research on Democrats

A Negative Article About Democrats In Key Congressional Races Travis Childers Dina Titus Carol Shea-Porter Ann Kuster Harry Teague John Hall Michael Arcuri Larry Kissell Earl Pomeroy Steve Driehaus Mary Jo Kilroy Zack Space Kathy Dahlkemper Bryan Lentz Patrick Murphy Chris Carney Paul Kanjorski John Spratt Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Roy Herron Chet Edwards Ciro Rodriguez Glenn Nye Tom Perriello Denny Heck Mike Oliviero Julie Lassa Steve Kagen Steve Raby Ami Bera Joe Garcia Trent Van Haaften Stephene Ann Moore John Callahan Jon Hulburd Jon Hurlburd Stephen Pougnet Lori Edwards Ravi Sangisetty Pat Miles Tarryl Clark Tom White Matthew Zeller Paula Brooks Manan Trivedi Brett Carter Suzan Delbene Colleen Hanabusa

Lying Liar And The Lies He Lies About…School Tests Written By Dear Leader!

Remember the President’s Speech to school children? Remember how everyone was making fun of folks like me for thinking this was a blatant attempt to indoctrinate our kids…well your kids since mine homeschool? Well guess what? Apparently, He Who Lies was fully intending on giving a speech to indoctrinate our children before the uproar from conservatives forced a change in plans. How do I know he changed his plans? Well look at this test that was given to children after the speech. These questions seem a little prejudicial don’t they? Here is a portion of the test…go to Smart Girl Nation to see the rest.

LyingLiarTest

Course this video isn’t going to help those who believe that Obama’s speech to the children was not a propaganda ploy…heh.

Follow along with the lyrics! Oh Dear Leader Thou Art My Light And My Sustenance! Thou Leadest My Way Amidst The Wingnuts!

 

About now I think we could do with an inspirational poster… oh by the way if you are wondering where the lying liar bit comes from…are you hallucinating? He lied about healthcare, he lied about giving a lying speech to our children…well your children…and he is lying about his motives for wanting to screw up a major portion of our economy. Lying Liars…

Anyways here is the inspirational poster.

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The President Speaks to Our Children: Information or Indoctrination? : Smart Girl Nation

Hat tip Michelle Malkin

IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG! SARAH COUNTER ATTACKS! Heh…She Baited Him, He Bit, Then Barracuda Set The Hook! Leftist Fanatics…It’s What Sarah Eats For Breakfast.

Facebook | Sarah Palin: Concerning the "Death Panels" This is going to leave a mark. Sarah is smacking this socialist shit of a President up around the head like a red haired step child…

Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these “unproductive” members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care.
The President made light of these concerns. He said:

“Let me just be specific about some things that I’ve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t, it’s too expensive to let her live anymore….It turns out that I guess this arose out of a provision in one of the House bills that allowed Medicare to reimburse people for consultations about end-of-life care, setting up living wills, the availability of hospice, etc. So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.” [1]

The provision that President Obama refers to is Section 1233 of HR 3200, entitled “Advance Care Planning Consultation.” [2] With all due respect, it’s misleading for the President to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients. The issue is the context in which that information is provided and the coercive effect these consultations will have in that context.
Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often “if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual … or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility… or a hospice program." [3] During those consultations, practitioners must explain “the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice,” and the government benefits available to pay for such services. [4]

Now put this in context. These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.” [5] Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care? As Charles Lane notes in the Washington Post, Section 1233 “addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones…. If it’s all about alleviating suffering, emotional or physical, what’s it doing in a measure to “bend the curve” on health-care costs?” [6]
As Lane also points out:

Though not mandatory, as some on the right have claimed, the consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren’t quite “purely voluntary,” as Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.) asserts. To me, “purely voluntary” means “not unless the patient requests one.” Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive — money — to do so. Indeed, that’s an incentive to insist.
Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-coated authority. Once they’re in the meeting, the bill does permit “formulation” of a plug-pulling order right then and there. So when Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) denies that Section 1233 would “place senior citizens in situations where they feel pressured to sign end-of-life directives that they would not otherwise sign,” I don’t think he’s being realistic.
[7]

Even columnist Eugene Robinson, a self-described “true believer” who “will almost certainly support” “whatever reform package finally emerges”, agrees that “If the government says it has to control health-care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending.” [8]

So are these usually friendly pundits wrong? Is this all just a “rumor” to be “disposed of”, as President Obama says? Not according to Democratic New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, who writes:
Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 puts our senior citizens on a slippery slope and may diminish respect for the inherent dignity of each of their lives…. It is egregious to consider that any senior citizen … should be placed in a situation where he or she would feel pressured to save the government money by dying a little sooner than he or she otherwise would, be required to be counseled about the supposed benefits of killing oneself, or be encouraged to sign any end of life directives that they would not otherwise sign. [9]

Of course, it’s not just this one provision that presents a problem. My original comments concerned statements made by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy advisor to President Obama and the brother of the President’s chief of staff. Dr. Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens….An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.” [10] Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.” [11]

President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing, and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.
[1] See http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/president-obama-addresses-sarah-palin-death-panels-wild-representations.html.
[2] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[3] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1); Sec. 1233 (hhh)(3)(B)(1), above.
[4] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1)(E), above.
[5] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[6] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080703043.html].
[7] Id.
[8] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002455.html].
[9] See http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/letter-congressman-henry-waxman-re-section-1233-hr-3200.
[10] See http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Where_Civic_Republicanism_and_Deliberative_Democracy_Meet.pdf
[11] See http://www.scribd.com/doc/18280675/Principles-for-Allocation-of-Scarce-Medical-Interventions.

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