"We've gotten to this stage ... in Washington where passing any bill is a victory, and that's the problem, decisions are being about the long-term future of this country for short-term political reasons, and that's never a good sign.”—Howard DeanFormer Democratic National Committee chairman and medical doctor Howard Dean believes that Democrats’ efforts to pass a Health Care Bill has deteriorated to such a point that desperate Democrats are willing to pass anything just for the sake of passing something. The dread just do something disease. And according to Dean Democrats don’t really care if what they pass is detrimental to the Country. (see 4:48min video)
Please allow me to translate one point of Dean’s statement to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos:
Democrats have gotten to a stage in Washington where exerting their power is the primary thing. Democrats are recklessly attempting to be victorious by passing any kind of health care bill. They have already bought a 300 million dollar vote from Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu and now they have gotten so desperate that they are catering to a single Independent Senator, Joe Lieberman by cutting out the public option in order to get his vote.
The public option is the most important reason that I and most Liberals want the Health Care Bill. We Democrats compromise our values so easily that we have completely compromised on why we wanted this health care bill.
The problem is Democrats are recklessly making long-term decisions for this country for short-term political reasons.
Yes Reader, Democrats are attempting to create a health care crisis so that they can do something that has never been done before like Rahm Emanuel once remarked:
Never let a serious crisis go to waste…it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before – Rahm Israel EmanuelAccording to Howard Dean Obamacare is a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than the Government bailout of AIG.
"This is a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than AIG," former Democratic National Committee chairman and medical doctor Howard Dean told "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos today. "A very small number of people are going to get any insurance at all, until 2014, if the bill works."
This is a bad bill taxes with begin immediately on the American people but they won’t get any insurance at all until 2014 so why all the hurry Mr. President?
Oh yes I did answer myself…taxes begin immediately. So once Obama signs this monstrosity into law we are taxed for a number of years and then maybe a very small number of people get insurance. So tax money is the reason that there’s such a hurry to get this legislation into law.
I have an idea; why not deliberate on Health Care as long as it took Obama to decide to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. What, that took 6 months? We don’t have to rush this bill through we could at least allow Congress to read it. (That’s right they haven’t read the darn thing yet!)
Howard Dean is upset because he believes that Democrats are compromising their values in order to get a hollow victory on health care reform. Ahhh don’t worry about it Howie, when Democrats get their 60 votes they’ll be able to put back what they’ve stripped out of it in conference.
Dean should know this; you think he is feigning concern? (see story)