health reform, yesWe elected democrats in 2008. One of the principle planks of their platform was healthcare reform.
the taxing of benefits, no
the mandate on individuals to buy a product, no
the cutting of m and m by half a T, no
the mandates on bankrupt states, no
the taxes on small biz, large biz, middle and lower classes, PAYROLL, targeted industries...
the special exemptions and backroom deals for democrat hardheads...
health reform, yes
THIS reform, no, not even close
he had to MORTGAGE his entire presidency to get THIS pig past the super majorities he holds in both HIS houses
yup, just like governor corzineThey did their job. If their constituents feel they over-reached in the performance of those duties, they will be replaced.
sure wasYes, the health care bill was a loser in the polls.
too much explaining, this is a sound bite society, like it or not, politics is in the gut, your sentences are way too longHowever, if you dissected those numbers, you would find about 35% that did not want health care reform by the Democrats. The middle of the road and independent voters were upset that 1) the bill lacked bi-partisan support (which was not going to happen since the Repub strategy was to say "no" and not seriously participate), 2) had all of these "deals" (which we can blame some of Repubs for painting the Democrats into the corner on this in the first place, and 3) this just went on and on and on and on. The left hated the bill because it was so watered down. All said, most of the country wanted health care reform.
the PO was killed by demsOf course, the opposition was never very interested in what the people wanted in the first place, otherwise the public option (60% support just prior to 1st passage) would be the law of the land today.
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not when obama goes to trenton and expends all his capital thereI know the Republicans were looking for a pony in the barn after 2008 and saw that pony in New Jersey and Virginia. Sorry, but electing governors in a state are not indicative of how people feel about the President.
jersey's a no but ny23's a yes?A governor of a state is provincial, not national. Of course, you fail to talk about the one national race where a Democrat one in a district that had not be Democrat in 100 years.
the scott brown phenomenon is nation wide, you'd have to be as tone deaf as our bigeared prez not to hearScott Brown, OTH, is a legitimate expression of discontent. But he is the only one.
virginia, the most bellwether state in the nation, swung 25 points in 09, the year of obama
mcdonnell ran on health care, taxes, cap and trade, card check...
the only local issue in the commonwealth gub was traffic upstate
jersey, as well, one of our most reliable blue enclaves---25 points gained by REDS in 09
the scott brown phenom is national
harry reid, THE LEADER, trails tinhorns by double digits
the ILLINOIS race is tied, that's OBAMA's seat
CALIFORNIA---barbara boxer is in a dead heat with carly fiorina (LOL!) and tom campbell (LOLOL!)
colorado---the governorship and the senate
russ feingold trails tommy thompson in wisconsin
BIDEN's SEAT---red, in the bag
i could go on (and on)
if you think the revolt is confined to the bay state (LOL!), you're as closed in as the 219
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not true, but even if it were it wouldn't matterI for one think the electorate will reward rather than punish the Dems in November. First, its going to be hard to make too much of an issue of success. The Repubs offered nothing
all we have to do to win back everything is be NOT OBAMA
why, we could beat him with some unknown COMMUNITY ORGANIZER from utah, or some such
that's how politics is when the electorate is disgusted and demands change
and yet that's all obama's gonna be talking about in the coming weeksMoreover, the people are tired of hearing about healthcare.
that's a good point about off year elections, and you're right that picking up 10 senate seats is a tall orderThough I expect the Repubs to make electoral gains in 2010, as is custom in an off Presidential election year, the chance of the houses flipping, particularly the Senate are quite remote.
but if massachusetts can go, any place can
and that's BEFORE the DEEM and the NUKE and the KICKBACK and the MANDATES and the rude DEFIANCE of mom's carefully scripted instructions...
barbara boxer is bye bye
if massachusetts and california can go red, anyone, everyone can