Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Heartbeat of America: Significant Statements Made Today During Health Care Summit

Congressman Paul Ryan today told the Democrat Party members in attendance:

"We agree the status quo is unsustainable. It's got to get fixed. And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they (Americans) want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit that you're not listening to them."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today said:

"Inaction and incrementalism are simply unacceptable."

According to a February 24, 2010 CNN poll of Independent voters:
  • Want Congress to start work on a new bill - 52%
  • Lawmakers should stop all work - 27%
  • The current legislation should be passed into law - 18%
Clearly Congressman Paul Ryan has his finger on the pulse of America, and Speaker Pelosi does not.

When questioned by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding the amount of time granted to each side during the first segment of discussion, President Barack Hussein Obama replied:

"You're right, uh.. there was an imbalance on the opening statements because... I'm the President."

Apparently, someone forgot to inform President Obama that he is not King.

For a list of facts as checked by the Senate Republicans, click here.


Teresa said...

Rep. Ryan and Sen. Lamar Alexander were excellent!!

I watched the kabuki theater on and off today and the Republicans were leaving the Democrats in the dust until the Democrats coopted the time in the afternoon. Plus, the testiness and arrogance of Obama really shown through during the summit.

Opus #6 said...

He really said that? Because I'm the president? What a putz! Hey, if you have to say it, you are not it.

Pelosi is a big part of the problem afflicting health care reform.

What Makes Us Right said...

BO came across as very arrogant. The "president" comment along with the shot at McCain were just a couple examples.

The_Kid said...

Opus. Right On.

Honestly, how many people support such an arrogant ass ?
Can't be anywhere near a majority.

And if I never hear the word bipartis... again, it will be too soon.

Over in England they don't pussyfoot around in Parliament. They call it like they see it over there. And why not, there are Huge consequences at stake here and there. But they've Always done it.

The Conservative Lady said...

The Republicans had a great day. I bet Obama is sorry he agreed to televise his "summit" because the only thing it accomplished was to make the Republican's case to start from scratch.
Paul Ryan was great!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Pelosi doesn't care what we think !

Soloman said...

All - I didn't watch the proceedings, but I heard some of Rush's play-by-play, and it was hilarious.

All told, it sounds like the R's had a rather good day, made O look arrogant and even put him on the defensive a few times, and made the D's look like a bunch of whiners with their ridiculous letters about dead people's dentures and such.

ozzie said...

Paul Ryan absolutely destroyed their arguments. He covered every single point I could think of (and some I couldn't) very succinctly and convincingly.

I was watching while listening to Rush (multi-conservating!!) and at half-time, I thought Obama was going to run. They changed up their strategy and just hogged the time after that.

It was clearly not a discussion with any goal of bipartisanship. It was intended to sell it to the American victim and portray the Republicans as the enemy of necessary social change. It didn't work because the Republicans were so on the their A-game. Is it safe to say they were "mis-underestimated"?