Archive for August 31st, 2009

Dean Admits Tort Reform Left Out of Health Care Bill Because Dems Fear Lawyers

In a response to a local resident’s question at a town hall meeting former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean admitted that tort reform was left out of the health care bill because Democrats were afraid of “taking on” the trial lawyers.

Roland Tulino, a local resident who attended the August 25 meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran (D.-Va.) at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, asked the following question:

“There’s $200 million over 10 years in savings if we had tort reform and nobody loses but the lawyers,” said Tulino. “Why have we not even considered that tonight in the discussion sir? Tell the American people that.”

Moran offered the podium to the former governor of Vermont, and Dean gave the following response:

“Here is why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that the more stuff you put in, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth. Now, that’s the truth.”

Although Moran praised Dean for giving an “honest answer,” his answer actually raises a more important question. Why do the Dems fear the trial lawyers more than they do the doctors whose profession, after all, is the one on the block for “reform?”

See the 3:06 video of the townhall exchange at CNS.com.

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Brother O Punishes Hondurans for Refusing to Return a Would-be Dictator to Power

The Bread and Circuses Administration will now block visas from being issued to Hondurans to prevent their traveling to the United States.  Brother O’s left-wing administration intends to punish Honduras for its Supreme Court’s refusal to allow the country’s ex-president, Manuel Zelaya, to return to power.  Zelaya, a would-be dictator, is backed by left-wing Latin American dictators Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

“Given the substantial Honduran population in the U.S., and the fact that Hondurans frequently travel to and from the U.S. on business or to visit family members, the Obama Administration’s restrictions on their relatives’ right to travel are a serious encroachment on civil liberties.”

In an effort to further destabilize the tiny country, State Department staff have recommended that Zelaya’s removal from power be declared a “military coup,” a decision that could cost the third-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere as much as $150 million in U.S. aid.

Although Brother O and his media propagandists incessantly refer to the removal of Honduras’ ex-president as a “coup,” clearly Honduras did not undergo a coup d’etat, i.e., a sudden, illegal overthrow of a legitimate government by a small group.

Hondurans did not overthrow their government; they simply removed an illegitimate, overbearing part of it, its president, and are legally justified in doing so.

Honduras’ president was removed by a unanimous decision of the Honduran Supreme Court, nearly unanimous approval of the Honduran Congress, and in accordance with the will of the majority of Hondurans.

Honduras has been pushed to the brink of economic collapse by recent turmoil and the Administration’s foolish responses will further destabilize the tiny country’s government and economy.

But Brother O has shown a “willful disregard of political oppression” and seems more intent on appeasing despots and their ousted ally.

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