Jim DeMint Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes Amendment

Not that a hate crimes bill wouldn’t be stupid, nonsensical, and offensive all by itself, but it’s doubly so when tacked onto The Defense Authorization Bill to be voted on at 1:00 in the morning…

The criminalization of opinions.

DeMint says the bill implies that “violence committed against certain kinds of victims is worse, and more in need of federal intervention and swift justice than if it were committed against someone else”.

Liberal fascism is on the march.

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Pelosi Censored House Republicans Who Wanted To Talk About The Dems’ “Lack Of Transparency”

Via Rep John Carter at Human Events, and submitted for your disapproval:

Monday night Democrats voted to shut down the U.S. House Representatives rather than allow a handful of Republican Congressmen to speak on the floor. What could have been so offensive or frightening about our discourse that Speaker Pelosi felt she had to protect her party by gagging free speech in the House?

In fact, we had planned to speak on the lack of transparency of the House since Democrats took control. We had planned to criticize Speaker Pelosi for repeatedly denying Members, the media, and the public to right to read legislation before it was voted on. We were set to discuss House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s statement last week that if his Members were required to read the Democrats’ healthcare reform package before it was voted on, it would fail.

So the Speaker obviously feels that if the public is truly aware of her party’s agenda, they will reject it. She is now making sure the public is kept in the dark by trampling the centuries-old democratic traditions of the House.

How much more of this is the country going to take? These Dems are in the process of bankrupting the country, and the Republicans have no power to stop it. Is this really what the American people want? Is this really what they voted for in 2006, and 2008?

MORE:

How are these Dems going to hold onto power as it becomes increasingly obvious that the’re destroying the economy and moving the country into full fledged Socialism?

Dick Morris explains Obama’s four part plan to fix future elections:

This is why I’m less optimistic than Ace is on the prospect of Repubs coming back in 2010 and 2012. Ace says:

I really do think the idea has caught hold with a lot of people that Obama is too clever to beat, the public is too stupid to catch on, the media too biased to get the truth out, our own party is too cowardly to fight back, and our own future too set to change.

It’s wrong. Everything can change. Everything can change in a week.

Everyone remember when the Permanent Republican Majority came crashing down?

How about the Permanent Democratic Majority 12 years before that?

That was before the fix was completely in. The Democrats have been working at warped speed to make changes that expand their power and crush opposing views. I think we are in dire straits.

Ace says:

A year ago we laughed at Obama, and now he’s Captain Invincible? What, building on his triumphant record of gaffe after gaffe and failure after failure?

I don’t think so. I think he’s a smooth but gutless punk who’s never had to handle adversity in his life and he’s already cracking under the pressure of it.

And by “cracking” he means the administration’s veiled threat to punish Arizona after Senator Jon Kyl dissed the Porkulus bill. But that of course, isn’t a symptom of Obama cracking under pressure, but an ongoing feature of his Chicago thug-style politics, which we have seen time and time and time and time again. And the reason they do it is because it works:

“They’re saying that you’re either with health reform, or you’re against it. And if you’re against it you can’t expect to be taken care of in the final legislation. They’re not going to save your seat at the table while you’re trying to burn down the room. And the AMA, it seems, got the message.”

Oh what’s this I hear?

The AMA endorses the Rangel/Obama bill.

Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs

Video: Health Care Rationing And You + Link Round-up

This video about the joys of health care rationing is brought to you by our friends at the Sam Adams Alliance:

More information about health care  rationing can be found here.

As I’ve been saying, The “public plan” option is a lie:

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Via Gateway Pundit, IBD reports:

Obamacare will outlaw individual private coverage.

Congress: It didn’t take long to run into an “uh-oh” moment when reading the House’s “health care for all Americans” bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.

When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.

It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.

See also, The Foundry for Tomorrow’s Health Care Headlines, Today:

A Boston Globe headline today reads Boston Medical sues state for funds. Replace “Boston Medical” with “Local Hospital X” and “state” with “federal government” and you’ll have tomorrow’s headline that will dominate newspapers across the country should Obamacare became law.

Keep reading.

And Michelle Malkin:

Obamacare in the House: Do the Blue Dogs have any bite?

And The Washington Post:

CBO Chief Criticizes Democrats’ Health Reform Measures

Here goes the non partisan Congressional Budget Office with their “scare tactics”, again:

Instead of saving the federal government from fiscal catastrophe, the health reform measures being drafted by congressional Democrats would worsen an already bleak budget outlook, increasing deficit projections and driving the nation more deeply into debt, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this morning.

That’s never stopped the Dems, before.

Gateway Pundit says:  Do not believe the bluedog and pony show. I tend to agree. The conservative, moderate whatever blue dogs have been voting with the majority every time.

Two more important health care videos at KS Meadowlark. (three if you count the one, here).

The Daily Uprising:

The Vaccination Police: Would Americans Give Up Their Liberty for More Health Care?

We understand that Americans still value liberty.  Would they sacrifice it in favor of the value of health care?  Would they approve vaccine “interventions” in their neighbor’s lives out of respect for High Science?  I don’t know, but here’s what the official summary of the draft bill says:

“Authorizes a demonstration program to improve immunization coverage. Under this program, CDC will provide grants to states to improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults through the use of evidence-based interventions. States may use funds to implement interventions that are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force, such as reminders or recalls for patients or providers, or home visits.”

Previously:

Obama’s Dishonest Debate

More Thug Politics: Health Care Lobbyists Threatened By Senate Finance Chairman

ObamaCare Photoshop

How To Counter ABC’s Health Care Propaganda On June 24

ObamaCare=Public Option=Single Payer=Socialized Medicine

Senate Dems Say You Will Have Health Insurance Whether You Want It Or Not