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Clinton Tells Dems To Rush Bill Through

From an approving Washington Post:

On Hill, Clinton gives a health-care pep talk

‘The worst thing to do is nothing,’ he tells Democratic senators

By Shailagh Murray
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Former president Bill Clinton urged Senate Democrats on Tuesday to resolve their differences with a health-care bill and pass an overhaul as soon as possible. Summoning the lessons of his own history with health-care reform, Clinton warned, "The worst thing to do is nothing."

Clinton’s appearance at a caucus luncheon came three days after President Obama delivered a similar message to House members, after which the House passed its health-care bill.

Clinton noted the grim consequences of the failed reform effort 15 years ago, when he was in office: Democrats lost control of Congress in that year’s midterm elections, health-care costs skyrocketed, and the rate of Americans without insurance continued to rise. This time, the former president admonished, senators should compromise for the sake of a deal.

"It’s not important to be perfect here. It’s important to act, to move, to start the ball rolling," Clinton told reporters after the meeting

Democratic lawmakers have yet to read the health-care bill, which Reid is expected to unveil early next week

Other Democrats said they were impressed by Clinton’s presentation.

"He made a strong case for Congress getting this done this year," said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). "I think there is a general sense that the clock is ticking . . . that getting it done this year will in effect clear the tables and allow the focus to be on jobs, and infrastructure and education. He made a compelling case for that position." …

If Bill Clinton is so convinced that healthcare reform will be such a winner for Democrat candidates next year, why is he telling Congress to pass it as soon as possible?

Wouldn’t they want it passed close to next year’s elections so it will still be fresh in people’s minds when they go to the polls?

Or is it that Clinton realizes that most people are against it, and so the Democrats had better pass it as soon as possible and hope that everyone forgets about it by November 2010?

After all, the Democrats only gave up on Hillary-care in late September in 1994. The Democrats then frantically tried to distance themselves from the effort in the run up to the elections, but it was too recent.

Everyone was still painfully aware of what the Democrats had just tried to pull when they went to the polls.

By the way, we are supposed to believe the Clinton/Democrat/media spin that the Democrats only got wiped out in 1994 because they didn’t pass healthcare reform. But people just aren’t that irrational.

Everybody knew it was the Republicans who had stopped Hillary-care. So why would the voters turn around and reward the very party that had stopped something they wanted so badly?

Why wouldn’t they have voted in still more Democrats, to make sure it passed the next time around?

This revisionism is so obviously ridiculous even Democrats should be able to see through it.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Clinton Tells Dems To Rush Bill Through”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Look who is kissing who’s ass now!

    Bubba was a dog before and is a dog now more than ever.

  2. Enthalpy says:

    Once again we’re supposed to grateful for Clinton’s willingness to micromanage our lives and redistribute any treasure we might possess.On top of that, we’re then insulted as “tea baggers” by one of the all time best sexual predators of our time-William Jefferson Clinton. Talk about gall! He’s a fine one to use a sexual reference on us. The only interest they have in this is telling us what to do and when to do it.

  3. VMAN says:

    I’d rather be a tea partier than a scum bagger any day!

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    Oh .. well .. gosh .. if Clinton said it .. well .. then .. it’s gotta be, huh?!?

    That immoral pig!!!

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