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Monday, March 22, 2010

Republicans' 'Most Crushing Legislative Defeat' Since The '60s

Thanks to Glen Beck, Hannity, and the Fox Five network.
They made sure that the Republican leaders could not negotiate with the Democrats on the health care legislation. In turn, they kept big business out of the picture. Keep up the good work guys. Make the GOPs constituents even angrier.
The GOP politicians will run away and hide from every piece of meaningful legislation on the floor.
Glen Beck, U D man!
keep up the great work!
Ailes, you have done a great job alienating the GOP's constituents from their lawmakers.
The GOP constituents are going to blame their politicians for not doing more.
What's next for Rupert?
American Political Idol?

David Frum, former speechwriter to President George W. Bush:

Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.

It’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster. Conservatives may cheer themselves that they’ll compensate for today’s expected vote with a big win in the November 2010 elections. [...]
No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the “doughnut hole” and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25 year olds from their parents’ insurance coverage? And even if the votes were there – would President Obama sign such a repeal?

We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat. [...]

So today’s defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners and viewers will now be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on television and radio. For them, it’s mission accomplished. For the cause they purport to represent, it’s Waterloo all right: ours.


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