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Capitol Building - NightIt’s that time of the month when pollsters begin releasing their latest surveys into the national psyche of current events and hot topics.  For the most part, the latest numbers are not too surprising.  Obama is still rating favorably (51%).  Americans are still skeptical of health care reform (39% For; 41% Against).  But there were a few interesting items reported. Foremost, 80% of Americans say they are satisfied with their health care. But that’s not even the most shocking part of that high statistic. (more…)

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Biden, Obama, Pelosi (sans the death stare to Rep. Wilson)

Well, we now know what super-awesome-fun-time the Obama ladies had with their patriarch during their Martha’s Vineyard vacation. Limited to nil. Because its obvious in the second address to the full Congressional body that President Obama went to school and studied how to re-frame the debate in his favor.  Simply put, Obama delivered an impressive moderate speech on Wednesday evening, using his pulpit to battle against both extremes.  In this speech he didn’t give a damn what the Limbaugh’s and Hannity’s will say (Side Note: Hannity has said tonight that Obama’s speech was straight partisan, which I disagree) – and he went out of his way to tell liberals that they are going too far with their support of Single Payer or the Public Option as a means to the end. It was an address to the moderates of each party and independents.  But there are still a ton of questions to be answered. Lets breakdown the speech and what still remains outstanding. (more…)

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                                                Progressives are becoming more and more disheartened by the lack of progress to pass Universal Health Care by their Democratic leadership in Washington and are starting to vocalize their displeasure.  For example, on Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, guest Bill Moyers said, “too many Democrats have had their spines surgically removed.”  Over the last few weeks while Congress has been on recess, several liberal pundits and talk show hosts have shared this “spineless” critique of their elected officials.  Meanwhile, the polls have continued to drop against Obama; down to 50%, his lowest ever in the Gallup poll, led by a decrease in August by his largest support demos.  With all hell breaking loose at the Capitol, someone needs to step in and guide the Democratic Party.  That man?  Bob Dole.

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A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere: (more…)

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Yesterday before heading home, I was reading a few articles on liberal blogs and saw a lot of sentiment towards the effect of “we should pass this Health Care bill in the name of Ted Kennedy” or “Republicans should get on the bandwagon and honor Ted Kennedy”.  Senator Byrd and other colleagues asked for the bill to be renamed in his honor hours after the announcement was made. For the most part I think the coverage of Kennedy’s passing has been respectful on both sides. But reading these sites soured my mood about where this topic was heading. I mean, Ive been called a racist, pig-headed, and un-American for not supporting the still yet undefined Health Bill…I really don’t feel like adding “disrespectful to the dead” to that list. (more…)

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A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere: (more…)

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Craig Miller at Arlen Specter's Townhall

Craig Miller at Arlen Specter's Townhall

 

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen two groups relentlessly duking it out over the future of US healthcare.  One side is made up mostly of concerned Americans, republicans, the elderly, and folks who feel disenfranchised with our political system and the politicians they elected.   The other side is made up of (more…)

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