Thursday, September 24, 2009

Liberal lies about national health care, Part 5 ~ By Ann Coulter

From WorldNetDaily
Ann Coulter By Ann Coulter Posted: September 23, 2009 ~ 6:06 pm Eastern © 2009 15) Democrats lost Congress in 1994 because President Clinton failed to pass national health care. I'm not sure if this is another example of the left's wishful-thinking method of analysis or if they're seriously trying to trick the Blue Dog Democrats into believing it. But I gather liberals consider the 1994 argument an important point because it was on the front page of the New York Times a few weeks ago in place of a story about Van Jones or ACORN. According to a news story by Jackie Calmes: "In 1994, Democrats' dysfunction over fulfilling a new president's campaign promise contributed to the party's loss of its 40-year dominance of Congress." That's not the way I remember it. The way I remember it, Republicans swept Congress in 1994 not because Clinton failed to nationalize health care, but because he tried to nationalize health care. Hillarycare failed because most Americans didn't want it. (For more on this, see "Obamacare.") Bill Clinton had run as an old-school, moderate Democrat and then, as soon as he got elected, immediately became Che Guevara. (What is it with all our black presidents and these bait-and-switch tactics?) Instead of pursuing "mend it, don't end it" on welfare and no "middle-class tax hike" – as Clinton promised during the campaign – he raised taxes, signed ridiculous gun restrictions into law, enacted "midnight basketball" as the solution to urban crime, announced that he was putting gays in the military and let Hillary run riot over health care. But just to check my recollection, I looked up the Times' own coverage of the 1994 congressional races. Republicans won a landslide election in 1994 based largely on the "Contract With America," which, according to the Times, promised "tax cuts, more military spending and a balanced-budget amendment." Far from complaining about Clinton incompetently failing to pass health care, the Times reported that Republicans were "unabashedly claiming credit for tying Congress up in knots." These claims were immediately followed by ... oh, what was that word again? Now I remember ... LANDSLIDE! [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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