The Republican Way
Attack the children rather than discuss the human implications of real policies.
Pro life Republicans are saying that a 2 year old child should never have been born.
Dara and Brian Wilkerson are real poster children — for irresponsible decisions.
From there she took a job at a restaurant with no health insurance, and the couple went on to have a baby anyway, presuming that others would pay for it
What else would you expect from a party that outs CIA wives. National Review Online
The Republicans do not what health care for children to have a human face. They want to call themselves "kinder gentler" but the fact is that they are cold hearted and cold blooded. (I add the edit here to the original article that I meant and tactics.) They want to talk about dying children as abstract theory. They resent the idea that we Democrats might say; gee we are talking about real children and this what they look like. How else are we and the American people to keep our focus on the real significance and impact of the policies that we are discussing. The Republicans are outraged now, but they have no qualms about using children as poster children for their favorite causes like "freedom of no choice" and denying life saving stem cell research. That is perfectly OK.
Posted by Ray Guest at October 16, 2007 9:50 PM
I’ve been checking my copy of the U.S. Constitution. Golly, I’ve probably checked it 3 or 4 times. Where does it say again that The U.S. Govt. should pay the health insurance for its citizens?
You don’t seem to want to debate that issue, so it is easy to call Republicans cold hearted and cold blooded. That would be what the Watchblog would call “critiquing the person not the argument”. That would get me kicked out of here.
Good luck with this argument. As to the Constitutional justification, I’ll keep checking.
P.S. I’ll check the Constitution for funding stem cell research also.
Thanks for your comment. First, it would have been better if I had called Republican policies cold hearted and cold blooded - which is what I really meant and which they are. (I made that edit when I republished the article) However it is not a violation as I understand it for me to call the Republicans cold hearted or you to call Democrats cold hearted. A violation would be if I personally called you cold hearted or vice versa. The rules are about personal attacks. This is impersonal. None the less wording it in that way is ineffective and unproductive - Thank You.
Please do keep checking the Constitution on my behalf. I appreciate your help. Let me know when you find the part about “bridges to nowhere”… or the part about having a for profit military corporation fighting our wars for us… or the part about presidential signing statements giving the President the right to draw fascistic powers to himself… or the part that says that stem cell research is illegal… or the part that says that corporations are legal people with full Constitutional rights to equal protections under the law… or the part that says that money is free speech… or the part that says the President can define “free speech zones”… or the part that says that the President can suspend Habeas Corpus… or the part that says that the President can torture people… After you have found all of those parts of the Constitution, get back with me and I will give you some more parts to find.
Your argument is flat out ridiculous.
For my position on national health care see my article:The Key Line in Understanding the Fight Over CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
I think the observation here is right on: Republicans are against abortions in any circumstance AND caring for children.
Ray Guest- Excellent Post Ray.
We are a nation of laws. The Constitution being the primary law from which all others come. We must therefore keep it true to the written words. The Congress failed in it’s duty to uphold the Constitution. No article, Section or amendment give Congress the power to give anything to the public. They only have the power to do as provided. We should vote out all who supported this unconstitutional act. Beside when has ANY program passed cost what we were told!!
“Let me know when you find the part about “bridges to nowhere”… or the part about having a for profit military corporation fighting our wars for us… or the part about presidential signing statements giving the President the right to draw fascistic powers to himself… or the part that says that stem cell research is illegal… or the part that says that corporations are legal people with full Constitutional rights to equal protections under the law… or the part that says that money is free speech… or the part that says the President can define “free speech zones”… or the part that says that the President can suspend Habeas Corpus… or the part that says that the President can torture people…”
Where on Earth did you ever get the notion that I thought any of the above was ok? We have allowed the Federal Govt. to trample the 10th amendment. The Federal Govt. is to have limited powers and those not prohibited from the states, rest with the states, or the people.
Since when is stem cell research illegal??
When a person making $60,000. plus per year cannot afford health insurance something is WRONG. They must be living above their means. I make less than $30,000. per year and can afford health insurance for my family. I can see helping those that really need the help. Those that are REALLY POOR. As far as stem cells. The adult varity from articals i’ve read are helping and need to be funded, but the embrionic are NOT doing any good. in fact they are doing more harm than good.
Government should be where everybody comes together and nobody is left behind. According to the Republcans and 8686 the Constitution does not contain the words, “provide for the common welfare.” But-my bad-I keep forgetting that these warm and fuzzy Republicans believe the Constitution has an on and off switch. On for their friends and off for everybody, especially those who have different opinions.
We can do something about these people, it called November 4, 2008. Vote these caring people out and put the Democrats in. Democrats treat dogs like people, Republicans treat people like dogs.
KAP, As the old saying goes,”do not judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.”
Judge what? Ain’t nobody judging anything. Also the old saying goes LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS.
Ray Guest- I guess in short, that you mean the
Republican way or the Highway named Bush Cheney
Road going to the Bridge to no where in Alaska.
to visit a senator who may going to live with
Jack Abramoff? Along with, an as of yet to be named,