The Government of the People party, the party of Ronald Reagan, the party who believes in Capitalism, is collapsing. With the election of Barack Obama the GOP in my mind lost there’s. For reason that have been unknown the election of President Obama got under the skin of the GOP. Can it be the popularity he has, or maybe the youth in him, or the brilliant Harvard mine he has in his head, or what many think Racism. Whatever the problems is, the GOP decided long ago not to work with this President. When President Obama walked into office, sitting on his desk was a financial crises. Besides pulling together to support the President to put a financial jolt in the country, the GOP made there first paristian move. They voted on party lines. As of this date today, the Recovery bill has done a lot to bring in more jobs and to save jobs that would have been lost. Today, the President and the Speaker of the house has past Healthcare Reform, along party lines as usual. For a year and a few months the President has reach over to the GOP to work on bi-paristian legislation, only to have his hand slapped down. Many in his party have told the President many times before to stop trying to get bi-paristian support on any issues. The party of Reagan decided to vote NO on ever piece of legislation the President has offered. The GOP for the last year has told many untruths about legislation and healthcare. President Obama pushed healthcare for many months looking for bi-paristian support and didn’t get it. All he got was a lot of misinformation regarding the healthcare bill. The GOP said the President was setting up “Death Panels” and it was a big government takeover, and many more misinformation. You started to have GOP Senators and Representatives degrading the President. First you had the GOP calling the President a Socialist, a far left idea log. Then you have Senator DeMint(S.C.) who said healthcare would be Obama “Waterloo”, and we can’t forget “You Lie” Joe Wilson. You have Minority Leader John Boehner cheering on against the United States and Chicago from getting the Olympics, just because the President was speaking up for his home town. The GOP complained of indoctrination of school kids who was celebrating the first African American President for Black history month. I can go on further but you get the picture. President Bush former speechwriter David Frum said that the GOP made a big mistake by not working with the President on healthcare and other issues. Frum went on to say that the GOP worked for Fox news and Rush Limbaugh, they didn’t use their own mind. Because of these statements he was fired today from a Conservative think tank company. To sum it all up, the Republicans are scared that President Obama will succeed in everything he does. The GOP is scared that the American people will love this new healthcare bill like the polls are suggesting now. The American people will see the GOP has told many lies. Now, that healthcare has passed, the GOP are showing the real GOP by inciting the crazy teaparty members. Eric Cantor had a press conference complaining that the Democrats are fueling the fire by letting people know what happened. John McCain Mr. Country first, saying that the Democrat are making things up, we all know that McCain is trying to win votes he is losing in Arizona. Everything is a fight with the GOP since the election of President Obama. Don’t take my word for it, go back and research it. I just want to say to the GOP and the Teaparty members, stop the violent talk and the racist slurs. Try to work with President Obama, he’s a good man, he’s a man who cares about the middle class and poor. President Obama is a winner and the GOP knows it. So, besides saying we will bring this country together, they rather call him a Socialist. With or without the GOP this country will continue to grow. Why, because of the leadership of President Obama. The number of jobs loss is down, the GDP is great, the stock market is great, healthcare has pass, financial institutions are regulated now, troops are being withdrawn from Iraq, America’s statue in the world has improved, all of this was face with resistance from the GOP. American people this is the real GOP, this is racism from afar, this is a party that will go down in history as the party of “NO”. Will the GOP ever work with this President before he leaves office, what do you think? I think never, they will never accept this President for all the good he is doing. God bless everyone in Congress, and god bless President Obama, he will need it.
The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint “civility” statement, POLITICO has learned.
Various members of the DNC — including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O’Malley Dillon and Communications Director Brad Woodhouse — contacted their respective RNC counterparts this week in hopes of getting RNC Chairman Michael Steele to co-sign a document with Kaine that, in part, called for “elected officials of both parties to set an example of the civility we want to see in our citizenry.”
“We also call on all Americans to respect differences of opinion, to refrain from inappropriate forms of intimidation, to reject violence and vandalism, and to scale back rhetoric that might reasonably be misinterpreted by those prone to such behavior,” read the proposed joint statement, which came at the end of a week which saw acts of vandalism and threats of violence directed at members of Congress from both parties, but mostly aimed at Democrats who voted “yes” on the health care bill.
Republicans see the statement as an attempt to force them to either reject the statement — allowing Democrats to say the RNC finds the incidents acceptable — or to sign on to something that the DNC would later wield against them.
The proposed statement was faxed and hand-delivered to the RNC at midmorning Friday. POLITICO learned Friday afternoon that the RNC would not sign the DNC statement.
RNC Communications Director Doug Heye told POLITICO that Steele chose not to agree to the statement because “we don’t need to do anything on their schedule or on their timetable.”
“Obviously, a large majority of Americans —ka broad coalition of Republicans, Democrats and Independent —kare upset that President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid pushed through health care legislation that increases premiums and raises taxes and did so through strong-arm tactics, closed-door meetings and sweetheart deals. Voters have a right to be angry. Unfortunately, some have chosen to engage in language and actions that go too far,” Heye said, insisting that “among the first voices to condemn such activities was Michael Steele’s.”
Referring to an appearance by the two chairmen Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” during which Steele called tea party protestors who used racist language during a weekend rally “idiots,” Heye said that Kaine “did not take the opportunity to condemn these activities on ‘Meet the Press,’ we are glad he is now willing to do so.” Steele’s condemnation came after he was asked about the protesters’ behavior, while Kaine was not asked the same question during their joint appearance.
“Further, we hope the Democratic National Committee and, indeed, all party committees will cease and desist any efforts to politicize or raise money — such as Organizing for America’s recent fundraising solicitation — off of rhetoric and behavior that is so clearly over the line,” Heye concluded.
Republicans and Democrats have been fighting all week over who is to blame for the acts of vandalism and threats of violence aimed at members of both parties, but mostly at Democrats.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Wednesday that Republicans are not going far enough to condemn attacks against Democratic members — who Hoyer said are at risk — while House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) contends that Republicans also face threats and charged Democrats with using the attacks to score political points.
Woodhouse told POLITICO that the DNC is “disappointed” that the RNC would not agree to a statement that “would carry a lot weight symbolically.”
“It’s very disappointing, but perhaps not surprising, that Chairman Steele, who authored a fundraising presentation that depicted the President as the Joker, the Speaker of the House as Cruella de Vil, raised money online showing the Speaker on fire and said she should be put before a firing squad would refuse to do a joint statement with Chairman Kaine to ratchet down the rhetoric and condemn the violence and threats which Republican supporters have engaged in since the passage of health reform,” Woodhouse said.
“Chairman Steele’s own overheated rhetoric and the Republican Party’s fear tactics have contributed to an environment of anger and frustration that is unhealthy and counterproductive to our political dialogue,” he added. “Rather than take responsibility for their own actions, Chairman Steele not only refused the good faith offer of issuing a joint statement, he then sent his spokesperson out to go on the attack in a breathtaking display of chutzpa and hypocrisy. Chairman Kaine and Democrats will continue to work towards a civil and responsible debate on the issues of the day even as Republicans continue to be pulled farther and farther towards the radical extreme.”
Both of the committees have been accused of using controversial fundraising tactics this week in the wake of Sunday night’s passage of health care reform.
The RNC raised more than $1 million in a “Fire Nancy Pelosi” fundraising campaign that depicted the House Speaker surrounded by flames.
The DNC meanwhile was criticized by Republicans for sending out an e-mail from Kaine to its donors under the subject line “Heroes under attack” urging its supporters to defend the threatened members via funds to the committee.
“They’ve launched a campaign to ‘fire’ Nancy Pelosi, complete with imagery of the first female Speaker of the House surrounded by flames. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter had a brick thrown through her office window. A Virginia blog posted Congressman Tom Perriello’s home address, urging tea partiers to ‘drop by,’” the fundraising e-mail read. “The Democratic National Committee is already fighting back hard, with a sophisticated ad strategy, events on the ground, and the best rapid-response program in the history of politics. But we need your help to keep it up.”
At an Iowa City rally promoting the recently signed health care legislation, President Barack Obama confronted both right wing attacks calling his bill “Armageddon,” and left wing criticisms that the bill lacks a public option.
“I’m not exaggerating,” Obama told the crowd, “leaders of the Republican party, they called the passage of this bill ‘Armageddon!’ Armageddon. End of freedom as we know it. So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling, or some cracks opening up in the Earth. Turned out it was a nice day.”
Those attending the rally burst into laughter and applause.
“Birds were chirping, folks were strolling down the mall,” the President continued, “people still had their doctors.”
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and RNC Chairman Michael Steele have both suggested that reform is akin to Armagedoon. Obama made a similar joke in a speech shortly after signing the bill into law on Tuesday.
Later in the speech, Obama was interrupted by a man shouting “What about the public option?”
“That’s not in the bill,” said Obama.
The heckler shouted back, “Why not?!”
“Because we couldn’t get it through Congress,” Obama explained. “There’s no need to shout, young man! Thirty-two million people are going to have health insurance because of this legislation. That’s what this bill is about.”
The heckler shouted back, but was drowned out by cheers and applause from the audience.
“Hands off my health care!” has been a near constant refrain from Republican leaders and conservative activists in recent months.
Now that health care reform is the law of the land, however, Americans across the country are going to be hearing that message fromDemocrats.
The Democratic National Committee is launching a series of radio ads touting the benefits of their health care package and hammering Republicans who voted against it. But in a twist, the DNC is co-opting the message of conservatives, warning voters that their newly-minted consumer protections will be stripped away if they put the GOP back in power.
“Leading Republicans are vowing to repeal reform and put the insurance industry back in charge of your health care,” a narrator says in the radio spots airing in districts of Republican members. “Call [your congressman] and tell [him], hands off our health care!”
It’s evidence that Democrats think the health care debate has been turned on its head since President Obama signed the reform bill into law on Tuesday. They’re counting on voters to recoil at the thought of losing the concrete, tangible benefits that health care reform provided.
A DNC official says the above spot features prominently in a seven-figure ad buy in 35 congressional districts, which also includes a spot set to run in Democratic districts thanking Members of Congress for supporting the bill.