Nothing to Offer Except Disrespect
The Pilot recently contained two letters from people who seem to have downloaded their remarks from the GOP party-line manifesto (April 2).
Mr. Paulk wailed that the recent passage of the health bill was force-fed and unconstitutional. Nothing is even close to the truth, as a bill passes when the majority votes for it. No court has rendered this bill as being unconstitutional.
The “Insurance Underwriting For Dummies” book offered by Mr. Smith comes at the expense of others: the 32 million uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions. Glory be, you don’t ever see people on the right exude compassion and support for those less needy.
Basically, the GOP is the Grand Opposition Party. The moaning and groaning directed toward our president, Congress and the health-care reform bill is a total package from those obstructionists, providing and offering nothing and continuing the total disrespect of Mr. Obama.
The critics label the recent bill as being undemocratic in the manner it was passed. I say this clearly: Reconciliation has been used 23 times by the Congress, and 16 of those times by the GOP.
The GOP just can’t stand it: Obama is president and was elected by one of the largest margins ever, both by popular vote and Electoral College results. Another virus for the GOP is knowing that he is in the Oval Office until at least 2012.
We suffered eight long years with the previous occupants. And we have been feeling the effects of the malfeasance since 2000 with the banking industry and Wall Street blundering that created the economic situation we have now.
The GOP can continue to obstruct, as they do not want Obama to accomplish anything. The Oval Office now has intelligence, articulation and careful thought. I am glad to see it happen, finally.
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