Maureen Dowd, who writes a column in the New York Times let her conservative brother Kevin provide his views for the Christmas column.
Here are some of his observations about 2009. Just a list of Republican talking points and little else. This is a good example why Republicans deserve to lose in 2010, again. Anyone who thinks that Beck is a journalist or that Cheney is a patriot needs to have his head examined.
Sorry Maureen. I guess we can’t choose our family.
Words from Kevin-
“..by forcing through a government takeover of health care, the auto industry and the banks, the president and his Congressional henchmen have brought us in a time machine to Russia 1917. These massive changes have been done in secret and along bullying, straight party-line votes.”
“President Obama continues life in the H.O.V. lane, fawned over by the press and the crowned heads of Europe. In between apologies, the president should have ..continue reading
that was Orrin Hatch’s defense when confronted with the question of why he and the Republicans in control voted in 2003 for the Medicare drug program that will cost over half a trillion dollars over 10 years. “It was standard practice not to pay for things”. Hatch actually said this.
Can you say major hypocrites?
He added ”We were concerned about it, because it certainly added to the deficit, no question.” but he says it was OK because it “has done a lot of good.”
I guess insuring an additional 30 million Americans under the proposed bill does not qualify as “doing good”.
talkingpointsmemo points out that when all the Republicans voted for this measure in 2003 that “With no new taxes or spending offsets accompanying the Medicare drug program, the cost has been added to the federal debt.”
Adding to the deficit is the number one issue for Republicans with the health care reform bill, yet in 2003 when ..continue reading
It is the 10% tax that the new health care reform bill will impose on establishments providing indoor tanning services.
Only John Boehner who is perpetually tanned could have come up with this latest Republican outcry of foul play.
You really appreciate how stupid these Republicans are when one of them actually asks what tanning salons have to do with health care.
Anyone who has read a newspaper or watched the news knows that there is an increased risk of cancer when tanning at these salons. Oh wait, these are the same Republicans who also don’t believe in climate change. Reality and truth are meaningless to them.
As thinkprogress points out ”the International Agency for Research on Cancer “raised their warning of tanning beds from ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ to ‘carcinogenic to humans,’” concluding that “the ultraviolet light ..continue reading