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Wisconsin Senator Scott Fiztgerald Lets The Cat Out of The Bag AGAIN!

First he screwed up by telling Fox News host Meghan Kelly the core reason the WI GOP is so hell bent on robbing families and eliminating Worker’s rights. Which then led to the super rush to quickly pass the bill in a way that didn’t require a quorum since the 14 Democratic senators were staying in Illinois to deny the very quorum they needed.

That bill however has now been blocked by a WI judge because the GOP violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law and will most likely end up in the state Supreme Court. On April 5th Wisconsin goes to the polls to elect a state Supreme Court Judge. It’s down to GOP backed David Prosser who is pledging to stand behind the GOP and JoAnne Kloppenburg who has pledge to stand with the law. In just this past week two of Prosser’s long time supporters and campaign operatives have pulled out oof his campaign to endorse Kloppenburg.

What did Fitzgerald slip up and admit to Meghan? That taking away collective bargaining rights and busting up unions is really about trying to defund President Obama’s campaign for re-election. You see these delusional self serving, lying, manipulative, affair having, non-living in their districts, girlfriend hiring GOP in Wisconsin really think they can destroy Obama by eliminating union-dues which many times are used to support political candidates.

FITZGERALD: Well if they flip the state senate, which is obviously their goal with eight recalls going on right now, they can take control of the labor unions.

    If we win this battle, and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions, certainly what you’re going to find is President Obama is going to have a much difficult, much more difficult time getting elected and winning the state of Wisconsin.

Tomorrow voters go to the polls. But, true to Fitzgerald form Scott just couldn’t keep his mouth shut. He assured everyone attending the same event he did yesterday knew that Prosser would take care of them. Kloppenburg will take care of following the law.

“If Prosser Wins all of Walker’s bills go into effect. If Kloppenburg wins everything will be blocked and we are dead.”

Check back later for a post on one of Wisconsin’s new state employees. Hired by Scott Walker, paid for by his father.


Michelle Bachmann is so smart she should be President

So when it comes to the Health Care debate, what is it that keeps costs down?

Is it less competition?

Is it less regulation?

How about no regulation? Yeah that’s it.

Why didn’t the President think of this idea?

I never realized just how smart Ms. Bachmann is but boy she’s got it all figured out.

At least that’s how it appeared during the question and answer portion of the Family Research Council conference in Washington, DC.

She told the audience that fewer mandates – or regulations – on insurance companies would result in greater competition.

Because removing fewer mandates would mean:

  • Insurance companies could deny coverage for any “pre-existing condition” – including acne, surviving domestic violence, or cesarean sections.
  • Insurance companies could rescind coverage for policyholders who have always paid their premiums based on ridiculous claims of fraudulent application answers.
  • Insurance company executives would continue to rake in the profits while premiums for every day Americans skyrocket.
  • Really Michelle, this would be better for Americans?

    Sarah Palin’s Ghostwriter Didn’t Vet Sarah Either

    Once again it seems Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter still doesn’t get it.

    First, someone should tell this writer that if they are going to convince the general public that this is Palin doing the ‘talking’ if you will, then it should least sound even a wee bit like Sarah. It might be a good idea to actually vet some of Palin’s own thoughts, statements and actions from the past too. Oh I know McCain didn’t vet her, so why should you when all you’re doing is pretending to be her, but you might be a little more convincing if one, you sounded like Sarah and two if Sarah didn’t seem to contradict herself so much. sp_scaryI mean I know we’re used to it by now and that she never says the same thing twice, but really, you’re getting pretty lazy now. So here for a second time in just a months time we have a ghostwriter attempting to make Sarah look smart and informed on the issue of health care using GOP talking points passed off as Sarah’s own thoughts and ideas. Come on!

    I was for Death Panels before I was against them. Kind of like the bridge she was for until McCain’s campaign staff told her she was against it.

    I mean seriously, we haven’t seen Palin since she walked off the stage and jumped into a waiting SUV at her quitter picnic in Fairbanks. Such a hasty exit she didn’t even stick around and wait for Todd or Trig. Yet we’re supposed to believe that in less than two months time she’s not only learned how to speak properly but now is informed on the issues of health care let alone common sense?

    Come on ghostwriter, what do you take us for?
    “Mr. Obama” says that everything will be swell, but we know it won’t. Common sense should tell you that anything run by the government won’t work, and that they are not telling you the truth because they always lie.

    The only thing remotely ‘Sarah’ in this statement is the lack of respect shown in referring The President of The United States as Mr. Obama. Yet, she who needs no title can’t stop referring to herself (I mean the ghostwriter) as Governor Palin.

    I think Mr. or Ms. Ghostwriter underestimates our common sense or the power of the internet and time. I mean really you think anyone buys this

    We often hear such overblown promises from Washington. With first principles in mind and with the facts in hand, tell them that this time we’re not buying it.

    from the very woman who so desperately wanted to be the next President Vice President of the United States?

    Ohio Rep Jean Schmidt(R) is a birther too

    So, if you’re a Republican respresenatitive and you’re confronted with a ‘birther’, you know one of those that believe the President of The United States isn’t a citizen, and they are demanding you do something about the fact that you believe he isn’t entitled to hold position of President?

    Well you agree with them of course. I mean really ya know you work for the United States government, but you don’t believe the commander in chief is really commander. So, what should you do? Why keep your job of course and pretend all along you’re working on behalf of Americans. You keep collecting that congressional paycheck and health insurance provided at no expense to you on behalf of hard working Americans.

    Well, then we might want to let Ms. Schmidt know that the majority of Americans think she and any other ‘birther’ are not only certifiable, but just plain old fashioned racist.

    From Think Progress:

    Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) spoke at the Voice of America tea party this Labor Day weekend outside of Cincinnati, OH. Following a tense Q&A session — during which, the congresswoman was booed for acknowledging that the Constitution is a living document — Schmidt engaged in a heated conversation with a birther off-stage. At the conclusion of their exchange, Schmidt whispered to the birther, “I agree with you, but the courts don’t.”

    Think Progress attended the event and captured exclusive video of the exchange.
    As Schmidt spoke to the birther, one of her staffers spotted the ThinkProgress camera and used his body to push the cameraman out of view of the congresswoman. ThinkProgress continued to film Schmidt from a respectful distance, but was again stopped by another staffer who grabbed the cameraman by the arm and ordered him to “go away.”Schmidt was among the members of Congress featured in Firedoglake’s Know Your Birthers video. In the FDL video, Schmidt can be seen running away from blogger-activist Mike Stark when he asked whether or not she has any questions about President Obama’s citizenship status.

    In July, following her 15 minutes of YouTube fame, Schmidt’s office issued a statement to Ohio’s Loveland Magazine to clarify her views:

    The President is indeed a Citizen of this country. I voted as a Member of the House to certify the vote of the Electoral College electing him as our President. I may not agree with his politics but there is no doubt he is our President and has my full respect as such.

    Schmidt’s exchange with the birther this weekend directly contradicts her July statement. The footage appears to indicate that Schmidt is a closet birther who questions the citizenship of the President.

    So there you have it birthers, one more hater to join your group. Maybe Schmidt should resign since she believes President Obama isn’t technically the President. I’m sure you’re group could use another leader since Orly Taitz can’t seem to find the correct Kenyan birth certificate to prove your case. Oh I know Orly will find it someday if she just keeps on trying, but for now maybe she’ll let Ms. Schmidt have a shot at it.

    Maybe Ms. Schmidt might have better luck?

    While it’s good enough for them, it’s just not good enough for you

    Ya know how many members of the GOP in the Senate and Congress have been telling us that government run healthcare is nothing more than socialized medicine that will force costs to be out of control? Ya know, you don’t want no stinking healthcare from the government. It’s already awful, it will just get worse.

    Well seems that’s only the case for all of us. But, if we were members of the Senate or Congress then it would be A-OK to have this type of healthcare. Heck, in fact it really is good care. Just ask those same members of the GOP how well it’s working for them.

    You see even though they’re telling you one thing, they have absolutely no problem doing another. I know, you’re shocked to find out that what they say is not what they do and vice versa, but hey don’t be. They work hard ya know. They deserve to have their healthcare paid for by Americans, since they are working hard for those Americans after all.

    Just how good is that socialized government healthcare? Well courtesy of let’s ask these fellas shall we?

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who warned in July 2009 that “a government takeover of health care” would “take away the care that people already have [and] are perfectly satisfied with.” In its place, the senator said, would be “a system in which care and treatment will be either delayed or denied.” But what he doesn’t tell you that in 2003, McConnell actually went to one of those government-run institutions for a procedure of his own. The Kentucky Republican traveled to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to have an elective coronary artery bypass surgery after it had been revealed that he had arterial blockages.

    Also known as Bethesda Naval Hospital, the National Naval Medical Center is the premier branch of the US Navy’s system of medical centers. Yes that’s right the government runs this hospital. It’s also the place where elected officials of all ideological stripes and political branches often go get surgery performed. Indeed, members of Congress pay an annual fee for the privilege of getting treatment at Bethesda Naval Hospital or, for that matter, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is, as longtime Democrat Martin Frost wrote for Politico, “like belonging to an HMO.” Only, in these cases, the surgery is conducted at a public facility.

    Yes these very officials who have no problem taking advantage of this congressional perks are the same ones now against what they call the intrusiveness and inefficiencies of a health care system with greater government involvement.

    Former Presidential candidate Senator John McCain, (R-Ariz.) recently applauded the town hall protesters who were, in his words, revolting “against a government-run health system.” That was August 2009. In May of 2000, McCain had surgery at the Bethesda Naval Hospital to remove a potentially lethal melanoma from his left temple.

    So who else has been cashing in on the congressional perks?

    How about Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), who warned of the rationing of care, expensive costs, and reduced quality that would come under a government-run health care plan. In April 2003, however, he traveled to Bethesda Naval Hospital to undergo hip replacement surgery in an attempt to alleviate degenerative arthritis in his left hip.

    Or Senator George Voinovich, (R-Ohio), who has declared that a “bureaucratic Washington-run government plan is not the answer” to the nation’s health care needs. In June 2003, the Ohio Republican (who is retiring from the Senate in 2010) went to Bethesda Naval Hospital to have a pacemaker installed.

    But, who’s the biggest hypocrit of the bunch? How about Rep. Roy Blunt, (R-Mo.) who compared government-run health care to an elephant, stomping on and killing off the mice of the private insurance industry. Blunt himself has had two procedures done at Bethesda Naval Hospital. The first came in July 2002, when he underwent surgery to remove his left kidney. The second came a year later, when he underwent prostate surgery after being diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.

    So, that’s it folks. While it may be well and good for the GOP to receive government run ‘socialized’ healthcare when they need treatment, they can’t let you fall into the same trap. They are trying to protect you and your families from such an awful system. It would be far better for your family to go without and risk losing everything you have if one of you gets sick or loses your coverage than to allow that nasty old mean government to provide a solution much like the one available to those congressional members working so hard to protect you.

    Whew…………….don’t you feel better knowing these men are on the case and have our best interests in mind. I sure know I feel much better having them out there working hard.

    Poor poor Ms. Jenkins

    As if the ‘Great White Hope’ debacle or the laughing at a single mother who can’t buy insurance wasn’t bad enough for Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) it appears it’s only getting worse.

    Jenkins attempted to hold another town hall only this time she spoke about anything and everything minus Health Care Reform or the public option, that is until her constituents reminded her they came to talk about Health Care.

    From the Topeka Capitol Journal

    Jenkins answered questions from about 15 people during a scheduled hourlong town hall meeting in Lawrence. She arrived at 4:10 p.m., about 10 minutes late, and told the crowd of about 250 that the session would end at 5 p.m.

    Jenkins spoke about her opposition to relocating Guantanamo Bay detainees to Kansas, the reasons she didn’t support the stimulus package and how she opposed the appropriations bill because of earmarks. After 15 minutes, some audience members grew restless and spoke over Jenkins, telling her they wanted to talk about health care.

    We will get there,” Jenkins said, and then added that she had done 26 town hall meetings so far and had never had a group treat her with such disrespect.

    You need to be respectful to us,” an audience member countered.

    Jenkins continued, talking about how cap-and-trade legisation was “dead on arrival” in the Senate, as well as other energy issues.

    “C’mon,” someone in the crowd said.

    Jenkins then turned to the health care reform bill, H.R. 3200, which she said she doesn’t support in its current form but “doing nothing is no longer an option.”

    She said nothing should come between the patient-doctor relationship, particularly the government, and health care should be affordable and accessible to all Americans regardless of pre-existing health conditions.

    She said she supports advanceable tax credits to low- and modest-income Americans to help pay for health insurance, small businesses banding together to offer health insurance at lower costs, tort reform and improving health savings accounts for long-term and future health care needs.

    The options are not 3200 and nothing,” she said.

    Audience members voiced their concerns on a variety of topics, including how government employees should have the same health care plan as nongovernment employees; the accessibility of affordable health insurance for young adults; and the low infant mortality rate and other criteria that reflects the lack of accessibility and poor quality of health care in the United States.

    Other audience members countered that the nation’s health care system is better than those found in Canada, Great Britain and France.

    David Goering, a Lawrence physician, asked Jenkins about her stance on end-of-life care and the “death panels” some health care reform opponents say it will create.

    I don’t think there’s any truth to the death panels,” she said, but added that to an 80-year-old grandmother who is afraid she won’t be able to get a pacemaker it “may feel like a death panel.”

    Responding to a University of Kansas student who said Republicans continually ask Democrats to compromise on health care reform but then don’t hold up their end of the deal, Jenkins said: “The Democrats have unfettered power in Washington. My opinion is not needed.

    She said that if Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants something, she gets it.

    A woman in the audience spoke up, telling Jenkins she has a role in the House.

    You’re our representative,” she said.

    Kent Henson, a graduate student in social work at KU, said he was satisfied that he was able to express his point of view during the town hall meeting. He supports a public option because it will allow Americans access to a large risk pool and help control administrative expenses.

    I believe we need public support when free market principles fail to provide shared prosperity,” Henson said.

    People started showing up for the town hall meeting at 1 p.m. Members of Kansas Health Care for All handed out brochures and bumper stickers, while Lawrence Move On Council set up a table near the parking lot.

    Supports of a single-payer plan and other health care reform initiatives lined up outside of the Dole Institute holding signs that said: “Single payer,” “Make For-Profit Health Insurance Illegal,” “God’s Love is Stronger Than Our Fears,” “Medicare for All,” “Why Not Health Care for All,” “Your doctor should think about what is best for you – not for your insurance company.”

    For me, this is not a political issue,” Carol Greib, of Lawrence, said. “It’s a human life issue. It’s an economic issue.

    Dennis Alford, a KU student majoring in social work, came early to be sure to get a seat at the forum.

    From a social work standpoint, this is the biggest social justice issue (in our time),” he said. “It’s also political, moral, economic and religious, so I can see why people want to have their say.

    Martin Goodwin, of Lawrence, who came with a sign that said “No Bama Care,” said it was his first time to attend a town hall meeting.

    So, Ms. Jenkins has no say, can’t do anything to help her constituents because she isn’t Nancy Pelosi? Come on Ms. Jenkins, why’d you want the job?

    Why is it that these so called Representatives and members of Congress think it’s perfectly acceptable that hard working Americans, many who are just getting by should pay for health coverage for Ms. Jenkins and her colleagues, yet those very same Americans aren’t deserving of the same coverage?

    Maybe it’s time to remind your representative or senator that they may lose that coverage come election time when they are voted out off office.

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