Huckabee: Kennedy would have been urged to die under ObamaCare

This post originally came from AMERICAblog.com and is posted here in its entierety. The original post is located here. I thought it was important enough to post here, please read it – and understand if you reside in America; National Healthcare is not an ‘evil’, without it some of my family members would be in very bad shape or even not with us anymore.

If you do it right, it can extremely beneficial to people who can’t afford adequate health insurance or not in the position to acquire it. I don’t propose you rush the process but these ‘death panel’ arguments are not only untrue but scandalous seeing as they already exist in the U.S. thanks to Private Health Insurance. Read on…

At some point, someone senior in the Democratic party needs to tell these guys to STFU.

The reason health care reform is currently mired down is because outrageous attacks like this go unchallenged, which only inspire greater, nastier, attacks in the future. The Republicans are now trying to destroy Ted Kennedy’s memory and legacy, only days after his death. And they’re doing it for a very specific strategic purpose. Kennedy let it be known in his final days that he wanted Democrats to pass health care reform. That’s why he urged Massachusetts state leaders to figure out a way to appoint someone as Senator on an interim basis in his absence – so Dems could pass the bill. Republicans are now preemptively destroying that dying wish.

Joe and I talk a lot about how negative we’ve gotten lately on the blog. But it’s very difficult not to be negative when you see Republicans repeatedly doing this kind of thing, and Democrats repeatedly doing nothing to stop them. And then, as a result, we lose – over and over again, on issue after issue. It’s the same thing every time – Democrats are too afraid to fight back, or just as bad, don’t believe in fighting back, the Republicans roll us, and then we all ask ourselves “gosh, how did that happen?”, after telling ourselves “boy we never saw that coming.”

At what point do things change? Do we have to purge the entire party leadership to finally get some Democrats in office who know how to fight back, who believe in fighting back? Do we have to lose health care reform for another generation before Congress and the White House finally wake up and start defending themselves?

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Mike Beckham

Mike Beckham resides near Melbourne, Australia.

5 thoughts on “Huckabee: Kennedy would have been urged to die under ObamaCare”

  1. It appears from this post by Huckabee, that America has the same problem we do. Apathy in the electorate, the book might have said
    “the meek will inherit the earth”! But that’s bullshit, if you want something you have to fight for it.

    Saman

  2. I’m sorry, but I am not in favor of this National Health Care plan. I think there can be a better written plan or other options than what Obama is asking congress to pass.

    I think this plan is the wrong plan for America.

  3. Why though? Why is it wrong? What can be better?

    I hear these comments but nobody expands on them, whats is wrong with a Public Option?

    Here you can choose, if you have the money you get Private Health Insurance, if you don’t or don’t want to bother then you use the Public Health System.

    It has its faults but its not biased against folks who can’t get proper insurance. Healthcare should be a right, if Education is, why not something arguably more important?

  4. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be done. I’m not against having a public option. I’m against having THIS public option. Because thus far our government (mine) has YET to run something satisfactory. Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare etc. It’s all shit run and broke. If passed, the option Obama is presenting at this time will only further to bankrupt and inflate our country. And another shitty run public option does absolutely no good to the people it’s supposed to help.

    The statement he made about caping doctor’s earnings is completely unAmerican. (If a corporation wants to cap its CEO that’s one thing but the government (in a free market society) has no right to cap wages.)

    Beyond money…it’s a rotten plan. I’m absolutely for putting together a public system. I’m absolutely against forcing people to be on one. (If I don’t want health insurance public or otherwise my government shouldn’t force me to have it.)

    America can solve its issues with other kinds of reform.

    This is a blog, so I’m not going to go point by point through the 1000 pages… but what Obama is proposing is NOT the solution for America. I don’t care if Ted wanted it passed. It’s a bad solution.

    It’s not that I don’t think health care ought to be a right, I just think that it needs to be done in such a way that is better than what they’re proposing – this ain’t it.

  5. Mike,
    I agree with you, a reasonable standard of public health, government backed should be a given in any society.

    Tamaryn,
    Based on all I’ve read, any government backed public health scheme would be better than what America currently has.
    Government , good government, should be about doing the best for the bulk of the people. Every earning person should contribute to a basic public health scheme, that’s the only way one can be viable. Those who can afford it, can if they so desire, take out additional private health care. Based on what little I know, Obama’s scheme, while not perfect is a step in the right direction,
    problems can be ironed out as it goes along.

    Jonangel

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