But not in that order.
That insipid moron David Gergen says this about those who are trying to halt the march toward socialism:
In my judgment, it’s a tragedy for the country to have a bill this important, one of the- a stark piece of legislation passed with only one party voting for it. That has not happened. That’s not been our history. I mean, the time I was in the Clinton White House, when President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton were pushing for health care reform- and I remember so well- Pat Moynihan- he was one of my mentors in life. He was a wonderful senator who called me in and said David- and he then sent me all the literature on it- every time we pass major social legislation in this country, we pass it with supermajority, with both parties. It’s so important to building public confidence, just like Earl Warren when he had the Brown versus Board of Education. He wanted to make sure it was nine-nothing on the Supreme Court. He spent lots and lots of time rounding up everybody. [. . .]Public confidence?! Poll after poll after poll has shown that the American people don't want this. They have no confidence in it, or in Congress. If Gergen's head weren't full-to-bursting with mush he might see that the bill is beyond bad and those who oppose it are doing the will of the people. Good grief.
And he goes on:
. . . and it’s terribly unfortunate. Donna Brazile [who appeared immediately before Gergen] is right- this is an historic moment. Senate of the United States has never voted for universal access before. This vote tonight- the 60 now ensures that the universal access bill will pass the Senate. That’s very, very important for them.Universal access? Really? Somebody get the hook and yank Gergen out of the CNN studio. His brainlessness is extremely provoking.
From Robert Costa, Sen. Judd Gregg sees where this is heading: toward socialism:
American government changed last night. “We are now functioning under a parliamentary form of government,” says Sen. Judd Gregg (R., N.H.) in a conversation with NRO. “An ideological supermajority in Congress, along with a government run by community organizers, has taken over.”Lots more at Doctor, Doctor!
“They’ve taken over the student-loan program, they’ve taken over the automobile system, and now they’re taking over the health-care system. There is no limit to their belief that people should be controlled by smart bureaucrats in Washington,” says Gregg. “They’re putting our country on a path that will reduce the quality of life for the next generation, undermine our nation’s wonderful exceptionalism, and Europeanize our economy to curb its growth.”
Harry Reid’s health-care bill “was purchased,” says Gregg. “Our system of checks and balances is gone. We now have a government that lurches with great speed even though our system is founded upon incremental change.” And don’t hope that the House stops the runaway train, he says. “I think the House is ideologically even further to the Left than the Senate. There are many people there who are committed to taking us down the road toward nationalization.”
“In the future, discretionary dollars won’t be able to be spent on college or a new house, but on this massive new burden for Americans,” says Gregg. “Eventually, at some point, the pressures on the private sector will tip the scales so that employers offering private insurance send people over to the health-care exchange. It’s all part of their ultimate goal to get a vast amount of people subsidized by the government.”
This is an “unsustainable course for our nation,” says Gregg. “We can’t sustain the debt we’re adding. Soon we’ll reach banana-republic status.”
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