Archive for August, 2009

Obama calls for “informants” to report anyone that is subversive to the healthcare takeover…

August 4, 2009

In a Whitehouse.gov blog post, the Obama Whitehouse calls for supporters to email information to them about anyone that is saying negative things about the healthcare takeover. This Gestapo like tactic pits citizens against citizens in an effort to shut out the growing opposition to the healthcare takeover. This should raise hairs on the back of any liberty-minded American and generate screams of opposition.

Using tax-dollars and union thugs to stump for a bad piece of legislation is bad, but calling on Americans to report their fellow citizens for opposing said legislation exceeds the bounds of anything most of us could even fathom happening in our “free country.”

Please join with us in rising up against this usurpation of all things American, call your legislators, call the Whitehouse (from a disposable phone), and let Obama know that this is NOT acceptable behavior, now matter how much his legacy might ride on accomplishing the takeover.

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Rep. Griffith figures out that he lives in a Republican district, channels conservative ideology in healthcare meeting in the Shoals

August 4, 2009
Rep. Griffith figures out that he lives in a Republican district, channels conservative ideology in healthcare meeting in the Shoals
FLORENCE–Rep. Parker Griffith (D-AL) visited the Shoals area on Monday to discuss the healthcare reform effort being prodded through congress by the Obama administration. He visited with healthcare professionals that echoed the increasing hesitance of Americans to support a government run public option. Times Daily (Florence)

Huntsville Tea Party Movement organizers on Tuesday commended Griffith for taking the right stand on what has become the most hotly contested policy debate in several decades. “We were nervous about Griffith at the beginning of this debate. I honestly think the people of North Alabama made their voices heard, and Griffith simply couldn’t deny that we don’t want this government takeover,” said Vince Kreul, one of the organizers of the popular Tea Party events.

“This is a perfect example of the importance of calling your congressmen and making your opinion known. They may not change their mind with one call, but with 1,000 or 10,000 calls they are hard pressed to ignore the people. We urge each and every constituent out there to call Griffith, and encourage him to rally his fellow Blue Dogs to unify in opposition to a public option takeover,” Kreul said. Blue Dogs that have come out in opposition to the public option include Bobby Bright (AL-2), Travis Childers (MS-1), and Parker Griffith (AL-5).

Bart Gordon votes to exclude abortion, then changes vote, calling is pro-life vote a “mistake.”

August 1, 2009

Pro-life group blasts Bart Gordon for vote to
allow tax-funded abortions in health care bill

Tennessee Democrat first voted for ban, then against

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A statewide family values group Friday blasted Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., for casting the deciding vote late Thursday to kill an amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives’ health care reform legislation that would have prohibited the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions.

Full text of amendment: http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090730/hr3200_pitts_1.pdf

Ron Shank, Savannah, director of the Family Policy Network of Tennessee — http://familypolicy.net/tn — said Gordon “betrayed every Tennessean who believes prenatal children have an inalienable Right to Life, and he added insult to injury by casting the deciding vote to force us to pay for abortions, including horrific late-term abortions that brutally terminate those children’s lives.”

“We hope every pro-life Tennessean will join us in demanding that Congressman Gordon tell us which pro-abortion group or lobbyist threatened him, cut a deal, or promised him a campaign contribution sufficient to change his vote from opposing taxpayer-funded abortions to supporting them,” Shank said. “We hope every Tennessean will join us in urging Gordon to vote against Nancy Pelosi’s trillion-dollar socialized medicine, rationed healthcare, and abortion-funding scheme altogether.”

Shank pointed to official House Energy and Commerce Committee records available online, which indicate that Gordon was one of eight committee Democrats who earlier Thursday evening had joined all 23 committee Republicans in voting in favor of the pro-life amendment when it was initially approved by a vote of 31 to 27. (Roll call: http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090730/hr3200_pitts_1_rc.pdf )

Committee records indicate that two hours later, however, Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Ca., used a parliamentary maneuver to bring the pro-life amendment back up for reconsideration. This time, it failed by a vote of 30 to 29, with Gordon flip-flopping to cast the deciding vote against the amendment. (Roll call: http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090730/hr3200_pitts_1_rc2.pdf )

The Associated Press reported late Thursday night regarding Gordon’s flip-flop:

“There was late-night drama in Waxman’s committee as an anti-abortion amendment passed when conservative Democrats joined Republicans to support it — then failed less than two hours later when Waxman used a procedural maneuver to bring it up for a second vote. In the intervening time, one conservative Democrat — Rep. Bart Gordon of Tennessee — changed his vote from ‘yes’ to ‘no.’ And a second conservative Democrat who hadn’t voted the first time — Rep. Zack Space of Ohio — voted ‘no.’ It was enough to take the amendment down on a vote of 29 to 30. The measure would have specified that health care legislation moving through Congress may not impose requirements for coverage of abortion, except in limited cases.”
http://www.modbee.com/local/pmupdates/story/799671.html